.Our members believe these cinematographers have set the contemporary standard for artful, theatrical motion picture cinematography,. says Asc President Richard Crudo. .They have mastered a complex craft which contributes vitally to the storytelling process, and augments the intentions of everyone involved with the production..
In other words, the cinematographers pick who they think created the most beautifully and thematically constructed movies of 2013!
And in a year full of great movies, even the Asc was having a tough time narrowing their choices. Normally, they select five nominees, but there was a three-way tie this year that resulted to seven contenders.
The winner will be revealed on February 1! Here's the complete list of Asc nominees:
Sean Bobbitt, Bsc for 12 Years a Slave
Barry Ackroyd, Bsc for Captain Phillips