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If Oscars were given out for consistent box office performance (there's already a prize for that and it's called "money") Julia Roberts would have won her Oscar in the 1990s when everything she churned out was a $100 million slam dunk and Leonardo DiCaprio would have followed suit right about now for a long run of the same incredible trick. Most of Julia's big triumphs were in the popular thriller or romantic comedy genres but Leo seems to be a special case making practically anything (save the dimly lit dim of wit J. Edgar) into a $100 million grosser whether it's a foul-mouthed 3 hour comedy, a mixed review prestigious literary adaptation, or any other genre really. He might be the only mega star who is worth his full asking price given that his marketability doesn't seem to be tied to anything but his beloved creased-brow face.
Julia and Leo both, who received »
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On Jan. 16, cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel picked up his fourth Best Cinematography Oscar nomination to date, for the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis." He has previously been nominated for "Amelie" in 2001, "A Very Long Engagement" in 2004 (for which he won the American Society of Cinematographers Award) and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in 2009. A few days before nominations were announced, I finally got around to talking with Delbonnel about his work on the film, which is really one of the shining examples of the medium this year. We discussed, among other things, his philosophy of carrying a »
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The American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) has revealed the nominees in the theatrical motion picture category of the 28th Annual Asc Awards for Outstanding Achievement.
.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
In a break from tradition, a three-way tie has forced the American Society Of Cinematographers to select seven rather than the usual five nominees.
The nominees are: Sean Bobbitt for 12 Years A Slave; Barry Ackroyd for Captain Phillips; Philippe Le Sourd for The Grandmaster; Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity; Bruno Delbonnel for Inside Llewyn Davis; Phedon Papamichael for Nebraska (pictured); and Roger Deakins for Prisoners.
This is Deakins’ 12th nod and he won last year for Skyfall and previously for The Shawshank Redemption in 1995 and The Man Who Wasn’t There in 2002. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Delbonnel has been nominated twice before and won for A Very Long Engagement in 2005.
Ackroyd has been nominted once before. This is Papamichael’s first feature nod and this is the first Asc nod for both »
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The American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) has announced nominations in the theatrical motion picture category of the 28th Annual Asc Awards for Outstanding Achievement.
The nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Feature-Film Cinematography:
Barry Ackroyd (Capt. Phillips)
Sean Bobbitt (12 Yrs a Slave)
The winner will be revealed at the awards ceremony on February 1, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
“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.”
Traditionally, the organization selects five nominees, but a three-way tie this year boosts that number to seven.
This year’s nomination brings Deakins’ total to 12. He won last year for Skyfall, »
- Michelle McCue
The American Society of Cinematographers has loaded the deck with an unprecedented seven feature film nominees for its 28th annual awards ceremony, a result of a three-way tie that increased the field from the usual five. The visual achievements range from the Antebellum South of “12 Years a Slave,” shot by Sean Bobbitt, to “Gravity’s” deep reaches of outer space, realized in 3D by d.p. Emmanuel Lubezki.
The five others vying for the exclusive, invite-only organization’s top competitive prize are Barry Ackroyd (“Captain Phillips”), Roger Deakins (“Prisoners”), Bruno Delbonnel (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), Phillippe Le Sourd (“The Grandmaster”) and Phedon Papamichael (“Nebraska”).
“Our members believe these cinematographers have set the standard for artful, theatrical motion picture cinematography,” said Asc president Richard Crudo in a statement. “They have mastered a complex craft which contributes vitally to the storytelling process.”
Lubezki, a two-time Asc winner for “Children of Men” (2007) and “Tree »
- Steve Chagollan
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