HBO Leads ASC Society's TV Nominations

LOS ANGELES, December 28, 2011 – The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominees in three television categories for the 26th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards competition. The awards ceremony will be held here on February 12 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.

Nominees in the one-hour Episodic Television Series/Pilot Category are:
David Franco for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (“To the Lost”)
Jonathan Freeman, ASC for Boardwalk Empire (“21”)
David Katznelson, DFF, BSC for PBS’ Downton Abbey (Pilot)
John Lindley, ASC for ABC’s Pan Am (Pilot)
David Stockton, ASC for NBC’s Chase (“Narco Part 2”)

The finalists in the Television Movie/Miniseries category are:
Ed Lachman, ASC for HBO’s Mildred Pierce
Kevin Moss for Showtime’s Chicago Overcoat
David Moxness, CSC for ReelzChannel’s The Kennedys (“Moral Issues and Inner Turmoil”)
Martin Ruhe for PBS’ Page Eight
Wojciech Szepel for PBS’ Any Human Heart (“Episode 2”)

The third category, for a half-hour Episodic Series or Pilot, was just added this year. The inaugural nominees are:
James Bagdonas, ASC for ABC’s Modern Family (“Bixby’s Back”)
Michael Balfry, CSC for The Hub’s R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (“Brush with Madness”)
Vanja Cernjul, HFC for HBO’s Bored to Death (“Forget the Herring”)
Levie Isaacks, ASC for ABC’s Man Up (“Acceptance”)
Michael Weaver, ASC for Showtime’s Californication (“Suicide Solution”)

  1. Agree with Boardwalk Empire noms but where is Game of Thrones?! That was the best looking, most visually complicated show of the year.

  2. David Katznelson @ DOWNTON ABBEY is misrepresenting his work as a pilot when it was in fact a self contained mini-series.

    This is what the producers told the ATAS when they won multiple EMMY’s for DOWNTON ABBEY.

    To now do a switcheroo and claim its a “pilot” is a slap in the face to all the other DPs, the ASC and the community.

    The ATAS is aware of this misrepresentation and evaluating stripping DOWNTON ABBEY of their EMMYs for their misrepresentations.

    The ASC is being lied to and is so disrespect to all the other pilot and series dps.

    Are you listening MICHAEL GOI?

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