The American Society of Cinematographers also hands out its award tonight. Again, Slumdog is expected to take this. Even if another film wins this tonight, Slumdog is still expected to take the Oscar for cinematgraphy. Here are the nominees:
Roger Deakins, Revolutionary Road
Roger Deakins & Chris Menges, The Reader
Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire
Claudio Miranda, Benjamin Button
Wally Pfister, The Dark Knight
These are all beautiful works by these cinematgraphers. Slumdog’s is outstanding, from the hand held stuff through the streets of Mumbai, through the dizzying beauty of the landscapes, to say nothing of Latika’s face. Benjamin Button’s was more breathtaking to me but I think the Slumdog train cannot be slowed down.