The nominees for all five competitive categories of the 32nd American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement will be revealed on Tuesday, January 9, at 1:00pm during a presentation held at the ASC Clubhouse.
The ASC Awards — attended each year by more than 1,500 guests including Society members, other top cinematographers, their crews and representatives from many industry-leading support companies worldwide — is cinematography’s biggest annual event, celebrating the finest work of the year and its exceptional practitioners.
The five award categories to be announced on January 9 are:
• Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot Made for Television
• Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television
• Episode of a Series for Commercial Television
• Spotlight Award
• Theatrical Release
The nominee announcement event will be livestreamed via the ASC's Facebook and site, starting at 1:00pm.
Four cinematographers selected as this year’s ASC Award honorees (seen above, in order) were announced in October: Russell Carpenter, ASC (Lifetime Achievement Award), Russell Boyd, ASC, ACS (International Award), Alan Caso, ASC (Career Achievement in Television Award) and Stephen Lighthill, ASC (Presidents Award), while the 2017 Board of Governors Award honoree — a non-cinematographer selected for their contributions to filmmaking — will be announced later this month. (A complete schedule of announcements can be found here.)
The winners will be announced during the 32nd ASC Awards, to be held on February 17 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, just steps away from the historic ASC Clubhouse. You can find our 2016 nominees and winners here, and a complete story about last year's event here.