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American Society of Cinematographers nominate 'True Grit,' 'Inception' among others

January 10, 2011 |  6:24 pm



Three of the nominees  for the American Society of Cinematographers' outstanding achievement awards in feature film are first-timers --Danny Cohen for "The King's Speech," Jeff Cronenweth for "The Social Network" and Matthew Libatique for "Black Swan."

Rounding out the list of five nominees for the 25th annual award  are Roger Deakins for "True Grit" and Wally Pfister for "Inception."

The nominations were announced Monday evening.

This is the ninth nomination for the veteran Deakins in the feature film category; he won the ASC award for 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption" and 2001's "The Man Who Wasn't There." He is also being honored by the ASC this year with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pifster was previously nominated for 2005's "Batman Begins" and 2008's "The Dark Knight," which like "Inception" were directed by Christopher Nolan.


The winners will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland on Feb. 13th.

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--Susan King

Photo: Jeff Bridges in "True Grit." Credit: Lorey Sebastian/AP