The American Society of Cinematographers has announced their Nominations for the the 31st Annual ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release. The nominees are: • Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS for Lion • James Laxton for Moonlight • Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC for Silence • Linus Sandgren, FSF for La La Land • Bradford Young, ASC for Arrival. This is Prieto’s third ASC nomination. He was previously recognized by the organization for his work on Frida (2003) and Brokeback Mountain (2006). The remaining nominees are first-time contenders.
As previously announced, two long time prominent members of the Digital Cinema Society, Ron Garcia, ASC and Nancy Schreiber, ASC have also been chosen as honorees for ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Garcia will receive the Career Achievement in Television Award while Schreiber will take home the Presidents Award. Also honored this year will be Edward Lachman, ASC; with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Philippe Rousselot, ASC who has earned the International Award. The 31st annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards will be held on February 4, 2017, during a ceremony held at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.