American Society of Cinematographers

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is an association of US image formative cameramen ( directors of photography ) . Founded in 1919 and based in Hollywood , the organization today has around 450 members. A member can only be a professional cameraman with excellent references in the film industry.

In film productions, membership is usually indicated by adding the abbreviation ASC to the name of the person involved in the opening and closing credits .

The organization's predecessors were founded in 1913. It was then that Phil Rosen, Frank Kugler and Lewis W. Physioc founded the Cinema Camera Club in New York City , the then center of the early US film industry, which later merged with the Static Club from Los Angeles . The aim of the two clubs was to introduce standards for equipment and camera technology and to gain recognition as creative artists. This connection resulted in the ASC in 1919


Between 1941 and 1943 the ASC did not have a president.

American Society of Cinematographers Awards

The association has been giving awards to the best cameramen of the past calendar year since 1987. The American Society of Cinematographers Award (ASC Award) is currently presented in the categories of Film (for the best cinematography on a cinema production) and Television (Best TV Series / Pilot and Best TV Film / Multipart). In addition, several honorary prizes (including Lifetime Achievement Award, International Achievement Award) are awarded.

Award for the best cinematography in a movie (Theatrical Release)

The most successful in this category was Emmanuel Lubezki , who won the award a total of five times, followed by Conrad L. Hall and Roger Deakins , who received four awards. The ASC managed to present the Oscar winner 14 times in advance , most recently in 2018 when Roger Deakins received his fourth ASC Award for Blade Runner 2049 . From the German-speaking area, the Austrian Christian Berger (honored in 2010 for The White Ribbon - A German Children's Story ) was able to join the list of winners. A camerawoman has so far been denied a nomination for the award.

year Award winners Movie title German title
1987 Jordan Cronenweth Peggy Sue Got Married Peggy Sue got married
1988 Allen Daviau Empire of the Sun The realm of the sun
1989 Conrad L. Hall tequila Sunrise tequila Sunrise
1990 Haskell Wexler Blaze Blaze - A dangerous love
1991 Dean Semler * Dances with Wolves The one, who dances with the wolf
1992 Allen Daviau Bugsy Bugsy
1993 Stephen H. Burum Hoffa Jimmy Hoffa
1994 Conrad L. Hall Searching for Bobby Fischer The King's Game - A master is born
1995 Roger Deakins The Shawshank Redemption The condemned
1996 John Great * Braveheart Braveheart
1997 John Seale * The English Patient The English patient
1998 Russell Carpenter * Titanic Titanic
1999 John great The Thin Red Line The fine line
2000 Conrad L. Hall * American Beauty American Beauty
2001 Caleb Deschanel The Patriot The Patriot
2002 Roger Deakins The Man Who Wasn't There The Man Who Wasn't There
2003 Conrad L. Hall * Road to Perdition Road to Perdition
2004 John Schwartzman Seabiscuit Seabiscuit - With the will to succeed
2005 Bruno Delbonnel A long dimanche de fiançailles Mathilde - a great love
2006 Dion Beebe * Memoirs of a Geisha The geisha
2007 Emmanuel Lubezki Children of Men Children of Men
2008 Robert Elswit * There Will Be Blood There Will Be Blood
2009 Anthony Dod Mantle * Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog millionaire
2010 Christian Berger The white ribbon - a German children's story The white ribbon - a German children's story
2011 Wally Pfister * Inception Inception
2012 Emmanuel Lubezki The Tree of Life The Tree of Life
2013 Roger Deakins Skyfall James Bond 007: Skyfall
2014 Emmanuel Lubezki * Gravity Gravity
2015 Emmanuel Lubezki * Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Birdman or (The Unexpected Power of Cluelessness)
2016 Emmanuel Lubezki * The Revenant The Revenant
2017 Greig Fraser Lion Lion - The long way home
2018 Roger Deakins * Blade Runner 2049 Blade Runner 2049
2019 Łukasz Żal Zimna wojna Cold War - The latitude of love

* = Cinematographers whose work later with the Oscar for Best Cinematography was appreciated

Lifetime Achievement Award

See ASC Lifetime Achievement Award

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. cf. Awards History ( Memento of the original from November 12, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. at (accessed January 12, 2012). @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /