The American Society of Cinematographers has set February 4, 2017, as the date for their 31st Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. Daryn Okada, ASC will serve as awards chair, with Lowell Peterson, ASC, as co-chairman. The ceremony will take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The ASC will honor excellence in feature film and television cinematography, along with recognizing several cinematographers and filmmakers for their contributions to the art and craft of filmmaking throughout their career.
The organization has also officially opened the submission process for the television competition. The ASC is now accepting entries in three categories: Episode of a Television Series – Commercial; Episode of a Television Series – Non-Commercial; and TV Movie/Miniseries/Pilot. The deadline for submissions is November 1 by 5 p.m. (PT).
To qualify for the ASC TV awards, shows must have a premiere broadcast date in the United States between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 2016. Entry forms can be downloaded here on the ASC website.
Last year’s ASC Awards winners included: Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (The Revnant); Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS (Casanova); Pierre Gill, CSC (Matco Polo); Adam Arkapaw, ACS (Macbeth); and Mátyás Erdély, HSC (Son of Saul). John Toll, ASC, Lowell Peterson, ASC, Bill Bennett, ASC and Ridley Scott were also honored at the awards gala for their body of work.
American Society of Cinematographers www.theasc.com