Inception Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers

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Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Wally Pfister Jonathan Freeman and Stephen Windon claimed top honors in the three competitive categories at the 25th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration. Pfister won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for Inception. Freeman earned top accolades in the television episodic category for Boardwalk Empire (HBO). Windon was the recipient of the television movie/miniseries award for The Pacific (HBO). All of the nominees here tonight earned the respect of their peers said Richard Crudo chairman of the Awards Committee. Once again they showed the world that while cinematography requires mastering a complex craft the art of telling stories with moving images comes from the heart and soul. The ASC Award for best feature was presented by Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane who said At their best movies have the power to immerse us in other worlds and inspire us to look at our own lives through different eyes. Pfister who was regrettably not able to attend was previously nominated by the ASC for Batman Begins (2006) and The Dark Night (2009). This is his first win. The 25th anniversary of the ASC Awards is a celebration of the best that we can be and an inspiration for those who will tell memorable visual stories in the future said ASC president Michael Goi. It is a milestone in our ongoing celebration of the power an indelible photographic image has to move an audience influence social change and communicate who we are within a snapshot in time. American Society of Cinematographers