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Emmanuel Lubezki wins top cinematographers honor

February 13, 2012 | 10:30 am

Emmanuel Lubezski, won the American Society of Cinematographers' outstanding achievement award in feature film for "The Tree of Life"

Emmanuel Lubezski, who has already earned a lion's share of honors this season for his cinematography on Terrence Malick's family epic, "The Tree of Life," added another accolade Sunday evening when he won the American Society of Cinematographers' outstanding achievement award in feature film.

Others nominated were Guillaume Schiffman for "The Artist," Jeff Cronenweth for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Robert Richardson for "Hugo" and Hoyte van Hoytema for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."

It was the second ASC award for Lubezki. He previously won five years ago for "Children of Men."

In the one-hour episodic TV category, Jonathan Freeman won his second ASC award in a row for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," while Michael Weaver was the recipient of the first half-hour TV episodic award for Showtime's "Californication." Martin Ruhe won in the TV movie/miniseries category for PBS' "Page Eight."

Special honors were also handed out at the 26th ASC Awards, presented during a ceremony at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland: Harrison Ford received the ASC Board of Governors Award; the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dante Spinotti ("Manhunter," "L.A. Confidential"); William Wages ("Riders of the Purple Sage") was given the Career Achievement in Television Award; and the ASC Presidents Award was bestowed on Francis Kenny ("Heathers").

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'The Artist,' 'The Tree of Life' among ASC cinematography nominees

January 11, 2012 |  8:37 am

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Robert Richardson received his 10th nomination Wednesday morning for the American Society of Cinematographers feature film award for "Hugo." Among his previous nominations were 1989's "Born on the Fourth of July" and 1994's "The Aviator."

Jeff Cronenweth, who was nominated last year for the ASC Award for "The Social Network," earned another nod for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." And Emmanuel Lubezki, who has already won numerous critical honors for "The Tree of Life," picked up his third ASC nomination for the Terrence Malick epic. He won the award five years ago for "Children of Men."

Rounding out the nominees are two newcomers: Guillaume Schiffman for "The Artist" and Hoyte van Hoytema for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."

The 26th annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards will be given out Feb. 12 at a ceremony at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

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 -- Susan King

Photo: Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain in "The Tree of Life." Credit: Merie Wallace / 20th Century Fox


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