More award nominations have been announced! Are you tired of this yet? I must have been hibernating for part of my life because I didn't realize that there were 700 -- I'm over exaggerating just a little -- award ceremonies each year. The members of the American Society of Cinematographers have tallied their votes and the nominees are in.
- Emmanuel Lubezki got a nod for Children of Men. This is only his second nomination with ASC. I say 'only' because he has an incredible body of work. Children of Men was a gorgeous film in many aspects and the rest of his work can be summed up in that same statement -- Y Tu Mamá También, The New World as well as even more extravagant films such as The Cat in the Hat and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
- Dick Pope is receiving his first ASC nomination for The Illusionist. Pope is also responsible for Vera Drake -- an exceptional film.
- Robert Richardson is in the running for The Good Shepherd. This is his eighth ASC nomination. Dare I say it again? Eighth nomination. Rightfully earned though, he's responsible for so many great films since the 80s: Platoon, JFK,Casino and Kill Bill.
- Vilmos Zsigmond has received his third nom for The Black Dahlia. Zsigmond is the veteran in comparison to the rest. His body of work began in the 50s and includes The Deer Hunter and Melinda and Melinda.