ASC Award Goes to The White Ribbon!

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  1. Jose Ramon
    January 9, 2013

    My Predictions

    - Lincoln
    - Zero Dark Thirty
    - Skyfall
    - Life of Pi
    - The Master

  2. Nick
    January 9, 2013

    Seamus!

  3. William Best
    January 9, 2013

    Same Line-up as the Bafta’s. I don’t think anyone would have predicted Anna Karenina. I’m glad for Skyfall and Life of Pi, although I would have liked to have seen Amour in this category as well, it had a tremendous style in cinematography!

  4. Jim
    January 9, 2013

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? Come on, people. I don’t care if you think Les Mis is a brilliant movie and The Master is pseudo-intellectual pablum. In terms of cinematography, there is NO contest.

  5. steve50
    January 9, 2013

    Uh-oh – where’s Zero Dark Thirty? Too bad about The Master, too.

  6. January 9, 2013

    Amour’s cinematography was gorgeous. Far too subtle in style to be nominated anywhere major, though.

    Anna Karenina isn’t a great film, but it’s beautifully designed. Looks like the guilds will like it, about as much as they did Atonement lol. Lovely cinematography.

    Still think Django will be in Oscar’s five. They fucking adore Robert Richardson.

  7. Max G
    January 9, 2013

    So only one and a half American movies here.

  8. January 9, 2013

    Anna Karenina! FINALLY.

  9. January 9, 2013

    I knew The Master wouldn’t be in here, nor BAFTA. Maybe Oscar. But the film is too divisive, it seems, to pick up nominations from most places. The guilds aren’t liking it much, predictably.

  10. Bryce Forestieri
    January 9, 2013

    Les Miz over The Master in cinematography? over Django?…How much do these people match with Oscar historically?

  11. PaulH
    January 9, 2013

    Ugh. The marching orders are clear; get Wally Deakins in the most advantageous position to win an Oscar because he’s due. Just like Bigelow in 2009 for director . Hell of a way to go. :(

  12. akumax
    January 9, 2013

    Good noms. Argo and Zero Dark Thirty were also deserving.

    Today (Bafta and ASC) show how strong is Life of Pi. Hope this going under the radar helps the film for the rest of the season till Oscars come.

  13. Free
    January 9, 2013

    I’m not one of those who hated LES MIS, though I didn’t love it either, but can someone explain to me how, in a year when you have much better choices like THE DEEP BLUE SEA, THE MASTER, DJANGO UNCHAINED, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and ZERO DARK THIRTY, why this film’s completely lackluster cinematography continues to pick up nominations everywhere?

  14. January 9, 2013

    Hope either Pi or Skyfall takes it. Saw The Master yesterday, thought its score was better than its cinematography. That’s just me…

  15. PaulH
    January 9, 2013

    Free: Because its Les Miz? :|

  16. JP
    January 9, 2013

    Argo/Zero Dark Thirty got a major hit here. Snubbed in favor of Anna Karenina. So Lincoln is the only film with all the guilds nominations… oh wait… it can’t win because Spielberg missed the BAFTAS. The nominations tally tomorrow will speak for itself.

  17. PJ
    January 9, 2013

    What a disastrous 72 hours

  18. Jerry
    January 9, 2013

    I know I shouldn’t be surprised by The Master snub but I really am. Would like Miranda to win this for Life of Pi but I think Deakins is going to walk away with it (11th ASC nomination for him!)

  19. Daveylow
    January 9, 2013

    Deakins has won a lot of awards from the ASC so they might want to give the award to someone else this year. I guess Les Miz is popular with the guilds, that award surprises me.

  20. steve50
    January 9, 2013

    Deakins will rise with the sun tomorrow, and, rightly or wrongly, probably ride it right to the podium. He has been wronged in the past and it’s make-up time.

  21. Daveylow
    January 9, 2013

    Are voters seeing secret footage from Les Miserables that show the complete sets and epic quality that Hooper avoided in editing?

  22. keifer
    January 9, 2013

    ASC is always a reliable group to come up with decent nominations.

    Seamus McGarvey most deserving of his nomination for “Anna Karenina”.

    I like their list, with the exception of “Lincoln”. I would have put Greig Fraser’s work in “Snow White and the Huntsman” and/or “Zero Dark Thirty” in its place.

    I hope Roger Deakins for “Skyfall” gets the nomination and the Academy Award (. . . . FINALLY!) The Oscar is sometimes given for a body of great work, and Roger Deakins certainly embodies that type . . . it doesn’t hurt that “Skyfall’s” masterful cinematography is one of the films many delights.

    He captures all those luxurious exotic locations in the film perfectly, and the final shots of the scenes in the chapel are breathtakingly beautiful.

  23. Sato
    January 9, 2013

    Anna Karenina… I knew they’ll get McGarvey in!!! Hope he makes it till tomorrow… And Les Miserables doing pretty well on guilds, though I would prefer Richardson’s Django Unchained over Cohen’s work… Also a great news, Life of Pi is on a roll baby!!!

  24. montfort
    January 9, 2013

    Loved all these movies. Sorry there are only five nominations because this year there should have been at least ten. My amazement at the purblind dislike for Les Mis on this site continues, because regardless of what you think of musicals or – in this case – more of an opera, they are extremely hard to do in an accessible way. The stylistic challenges of committing Les Mis to film were pretty extraordinary; the guilds seem to be responding to this. Anna Karenina was also a daring piece of writing and design, and depended on the quality of the DP for its narrative transitions. This is not to say other films did not do as well( or better), only that the guilds seem to be recognizing complexity and innovation as much as conventional art. For the perfect blend of these two concepts, see Life of Pi! So very glad to see this movie getting recognized! Sorry Argo and Amour are not up here, too, but very relieved Lincoln was given the honors it deserved; it looks like a consensus will continue to build around this film as time goes on.

  25. phantom
    January 9, 2013

    McGarvey REALLY deserves it, you can love or hate the film, but I think the production values should be universally acclaimed, nominations should happen in score, costume design, production design, cinematography, the very least. I also loved the editing, but I know that’s a long shot.

  26. Bob Burns
    January 9, 2013

    so much for all the BS from the critics about close-ups and dutch angles.

    sad Lincoln was not included.

  27. Reno
    January 9, 2013

    See, I was right, Les Miz makes the cut! So many keep dismissing Les Miz in hopes that it will really miss out on these key nominations. Eat your hearts out!

  28. danemy
    January 9, 2013

    Bob Burns – Look again, Lincoln IS included. Same noms as the BAFTAs, which is pretty incredible considering how many different films were/are thought to be in contention for cinematography. Will be interesting to see if Oscar matches these same five.

  29. Elton Almeida
    January 9, 2013

    Les Miserábles make the cut in all guilds except WGA. It is a strong contender.

  30. Christophe
    January 9, 2013

    @elton
    Les Mis wasn’t eligible for wga so it doesn’t count, but yeah screenplay is a longshot, hans’t been nominated anywhere but with ampas you juste never know.

  31. Zooey
    January 9, 2013

    Such a weird year. In the end I wouldn’t be surprise if the Academy snubs most of the ASC nominees. Imagine them being 2/5, with The Master, Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty instead of Lincoln, Anna Karenina and Les Miserables.

  32. Lillr
    January 9, 2013

    Go DEAKINS! next stop. thhe Oscars stage!

  33. Linc4Jess
    January 9, 2013

    Cinematography for “Les Miserables”. I suppose most of the guild members got turned on in seeing all the close up, from every angle, flaws on the faces of the actors.

  34. Tero Heikkinen
    January 9, 2013

    Hopefully AMPAS knows the value of The Master here. Tarantino’s feet porn is OK by me, too. Yes, there was feet porn this time, too. Only… they were guys… in chains. I’m seriously questioning his sexuality.

  35. Chris138
    January 9, 2013

    Jesus, they even nominated Les Miserables here? I had serious problems with the camerawork in that film. Then again, they nominated The King’s Speech as well and I also found that one problematic. Go figure…

  36. JMC
    January 9, 2013

    Definitely called the Seamus nod yesterday. And so thrilled to see him here. Hope he shows up tomorrow too.

  37. January 9, 2013

    Les Mis?
    Poor ASC…

  38. unlikely hood
    January 9, 2013

    Feet porn – interesting.

    Anyone notice Peter Jackson’s white-gown porn when Cate Blanchett appeared in the Hobbit? It was like the camera was drooling.

  39. Kiel
    January 9, 2013

    I am shocked, really. These guys usually have an excellent record on nominating worthy films. But leaving out The Master is absolutely shameful.

    I am still swooning over how the camera dances through the department store.

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