“Hugo,” “Dragon Tattoo” and “Tinker, Tailor” also honored by American Society of Cinematographers; “War Horse” passed over
"The Tree of Life," "The Artist" and "Hugo" are among the films receiving feature film nominations from the American Society of Cinematographers, which announced the nominees for the 26th annual ASC Awards on Wednesday.
Also nominated: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy."
The nominated cinematographers are Guillaume Schiffman for "The Artist," Jeff Cronenweth for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Robert Richardson for "Hugo," Hoyte van Hoytema for "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and Emmanuel Lubezki for "The Tree of Life" (above).
Schiffman and van Hoytema are receiving their first ASC nominations. Cronenweth was nominated last year for "The Social Network," while Lubezki was nominated for "Sleepy Hollow" in 2000 and won for "Children of Men" in 2007.
Richardson is a 10-time nominee, with previous nominations for "Inglourious Basterds," "The Aviator," "JFK" and "Born on the Fourth of July," among others.
The most notable name missing from the ASC list is Janusz Kaminski for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse." Other films thought to be in contention include "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," "Melancholia," "Drive," "Moneyball" and "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."
Over the last 10 years, more than 80 percent of the films nominated by the ASC went on to receive Oscar nominations. In the past five years, the lineups have matched even more closely, with 21 of 25 ASC nominees also receiving Oscar nods. In 2010 and 2007 the lineups matched exactly.
The winning films have matched half the time.
The ASC Awards will take place on February 12 in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.