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ASC announces 2021 Best Cinematography Award nominees

Mar 15, 2021

The American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for its feature film, documentary and TV cinematography awards. The winners will be named during a virtual ceremony on April 18th 2021 that marks the 35th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards.

This year’s feature film nominees are: Erik Messerschmidt ASC for Mank; Phedon Papamichael ASC GSC for The Trial Of The Chicago 7; Joshua James Richards for Nomadland; Newton Thomas Sigel ASC for Cherry; and Dariusz Wolski ASC for News Of The World.


The Trial Of The Chicago 7 Cr. NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2020

The ASC Spotlight Award nominees are: Katelin Arizmendi for Swallow; Aurélien Marra AFC for Two of Us (Deux); and Andrey Naydenov for Dear Comrades!.

Dear Comrades!

The contenders for best documentary include: Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw for The Truffle Hunters; Viktor Kosakovskiy and Egil Håskjold Larsen for Gunda; and Gianfranco Rosi for Notturno.


In the motion picture/limited series, or TV pilot category, the nominees are: Martin Ahlgren ASC for The Plot Against America, “Part 6”; Anette Haellmigk for The Great, “The Great”; Pete Konczal for Fargo, “The Birthplace Of Civilization”; Steven Meizler for The Queen’s Gambit, “End Game; and Gregory Middleton, ASC CSC for Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”.

Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”.

The runners for best episode of a one-hour TV series/commercial are: Marshall Adams ASC for Better Call Saul, “Bagman”; Carlos Catalán for Killing Eve, “Meetings Have Biscuits”; François Dagenais, CSC for Project Blue Book, “Area 51”; Jon Joffin ASC for Motherland: Fort Salem, “Up is Down”; and C. Kim Miles ASC CSC MySC for Project Blue Book, “Operation Mainbrace”.

Killing Eve, “Meetings Have Biscuits”

The candidates for the best episode of a one-hour TV series/non-commercial are: David Franco for Perry Mason, “Chapter 2”; Ken Glassing for Lucifer, “It Never Ends Well for The Chicken”; Adriano Goldman ASC ABC BSC for The Crown, “Fairytale”; David Greene ASC CSC for Impulse, “The Moroi”; M. David Mullen, ASC for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy Or Cabbage”; and Fabian Wagner BSC ASC for The Crown, “Imbroglio”.

The Crown, “Fairytale”

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