The American Society of Cinematographers nominees introduced on March 10 embrace 4 of the 5 main Oscar contenders for Best Cinematography together with the frontrunner to win — Erik Messerschmidt for “Mank” — in addition to Phedon Papamichael for “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Joshua James Richards for “Nomadland” and Dariusz Wolski for “Information of the World. Additionally in rivalry is Newton Thomas Sigel for “Cherry. The fifth Oscar contender, Sean Bobbitt for “Judas and the Black Messiah” was snubbed by the guild.
Over its 35-year historical past, the ASC has predicted 140 of the 175 Oscar nominees, together with 4 in each 2019 and 2020 and all 5 in each 2018 and 2017. Nevertheless, the ASC selection for the very best within the enterprise has presaged the eventual winner on the Oscars solely 15 occasions in 34 years:
Dean Semler, “Dances with Wolves” (1991)
John Toll, “Braveheart” (1996)
John Seale, “The English Affected person” (1997)
Russell Carpenter, “Titanic” (1998)
Conrad L. Corridor, “American Magnificence” (2000)
Conrad L. Corridor, “Street to Perdition” (2003)
Dion Beebe, “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2006)
Robert Elswit, “There Will Be Blood” (2008)
Anthony Dod Mantle, “Slumdog Millionaire” (2009)
Wally Pfister, “Inception” (2011)
Emmanuel Lubezki, “Gravity” (2014)
Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman” (2015)
Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Revenant” (2016)
Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049” (2018)
Roger Deakins, “1917” (2020)
The thirty fifth annual ASC Awards happen April 18, which is the halfway mark for last Oscar voting. The 93rd annual Academy Awards are April 25.
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