Winners Named for 27th Annual ASC Awards

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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Roger Deakins Balazs Bolygo Kramer Morgenthau Florian Hoffmeister; and Bradford Lipson claimed top honors in the four competitive categories at the 27th annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement earlier this month.

 Deakins won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for Skyfall. Bolygo and Morgenthau tied in the one-hour television episodic category for Cinemax’s Hunted and HBO’s Game of Thrones respectively. Hoffmeister won the TV movie/miniseries award for PBS’ Great Expectations and Lipson was the recipient of the half-hour television episodic category for FX’s Wilfred. Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie presented the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award to Dean Semler who earned an Oscar and an ASC Award for Kevin Costner’s 1991 feature Dances with Wolves. In 2007 his work on Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto earned him a second ASC Award nomination. 

The ASC International Award was presented to Robby Müller by director Steve McQueen and actress Nastassja Kinski who worked with him on the film Paris Texas. Kinski said “Seeing Robby work on that film made me want to know all about the camera – how it catches light images and feelings. How it serves as the window to each film.” Müller was unable to attend the event and McQueen and Kinski accepted the award on his behalf.

The Career Achievement in Television Award was presented to Rodney Charters (24) by Sir Robert Harvey mayor of Waitakere City in New Zealand. The ASC Presidents Award was given to Curtis Clark by Stephen Burum.