ASC Congratulates 2020 IMAGO Award Nominees

Society members Chris Menges, Roger Deakins and James Friend are among the cinematographers recognized for their outstanding work this year.

Three ASC members have been recognized by the International Federation of Cinematographers (IMAGO) with honors and nominations at the 3rd IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography.

Chris Menges, ASC, BSC will receive the 2020 IMAGO Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cinematography for his work on such features as The Killing Fields, The Mission, Michael Collins, The Boxer, North Country and The Reader (which was co-photographed by colleague Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC). Menges’ work has earned him four ASC Award nominations as well as four Academy Award nominations, and he was honored in 2010 with the ASC International Award.  

Honoree Chris Menges, ASC, BSC

ASC members Roger Deakins and James Friend have also been recognized for their work in 1917 and Patrick Melrose, respectively, with nominations in the Feature Film and Television Drama categories.

American Cinematographer will also be honored with an award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Art of Cinematography.

This year’s IMAGO nominees are:

Best Cinematography for Feature Film
Anton Mertens, SBC for The Spy / Spionen
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for 1917
Valdis Celmins, LGC for Blizzard of Souls / Dvēseļu Putenis

Best Cinematography for Documentary
Virginie Surdej, SBC for By the Name of Tania
Roy van Egmond, NSC for Sidik and the Leopard (Sidik en de Panter)
Nicholas de Pencier, CSC for Anthropocene – The Human Epoch
Fejmi Daut, MSC and Samir Ljuma, MSC for Honeyland

Best Cinematography for Television Drama
Xiaosu Han / Andreas Thalhammer, AAC for Liebermann / Vienna Blood
James Friend, ASC, BSC for Patrick Melrose “Bad News”
Denson Baker, NZCS, ACS for Victoria “Comfort and Joy”

Best Cinematography for Emerging Young Cinematographer
Gleb Filatov for The Bull
Holger Jungnickel for LIMBO
Christiaan van Leeuwen for Where the Birds Go
Amandine Klee for Skin Walker
Sverre Sørdal for County Lines

Best Cinematography for Student Film
Ramon Königshausen for CRU
Johannes Hoss for Favourites
Casper van Oort for Sisters
Margret Vala Gudmundsdottir for She-Pack 

The IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography will be held on March 14 in Brussels, Belgium.

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