‘Game of Thrones’ Leads Cinematographers’ TV Nominations

HBO and Starz lead all networks with three nominations each for American Society of Cinematographers’ television awards

“Game of Thrones” received two nominations to lead the television nominees for the American Society of Cinematographers’ Outstanding Achievement Awards, which were announced on Wednesday morning by the ASC.

The HBO drama was the only program to receive more than one nomination in the ASC’s three categories, with Jonathan Freeman nominated for the “Valar Dohaeris” episode and Anette Haellmigk for the “Kissed by Fire” episode.

Overall, HBO and Starz led all networks with three nominations each. Showtime had two nominations.

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The nominations were oddly distributed, with a super-sized One-hour Episodic Television category consisting of eight nominees, while the Half-hour Episodic Series and Television Movie/Miniseries categories only contained three nominees each.

Among the nominated cinematographers, Freeman received his seventh ASC nomination; he has three previous wins. David Franco (“Boardwalk Empire”) received his sixth nomination. Kramer Morgenthau (“Sleepy Hollow”) received his fifth, Peter Levy (“House of Lies”) his fourth and Pierre Gill (“The Borgias”) his third.

Film nominations will be announced on Jan. 3, and the 28th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography will take place on Feb. 1 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

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The nominations:

One-hour Episodic Television Series:
Steven Bernstein, ASC for Starz Network’s Magic City (“The Sins of the Father”)
David Franco for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (“Erlk├Ânig”)
Jonathan Freeman, ASC for HBO’s Game of Thrones (“Valar Dohaeris”)
Pierre Gill, CSC for Showtime’s The Borgias (“The Purge”)
David Greene, CSC for The CW’s Beauty and the Beast (“Tough Love”)
Anette Haellmigk for HBO’s Game of Thrones (“Kissed by Fire”)
Kramer Morgenthau, ASC for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow (“Pilot”)
Ousama Rawi, BSC, CSC for NBC’s Dracula (“The Blood is the Life”)

Half-hour Episodic Series:
Peter Levy, ACS, ASC for Showtime’s House of Lies (“The Runner Stumbles”)
Matthew J. Lloyd, CSC for Amazon’s Alpha House (“Pilot”)
Blake McClure for Comedy Central’s Drunk History (“Detroit”)

Television Movie/Miniseries:
Jeremy Benning, CSC for National Geographic Channel’s Killing Lincoln
David Luther for Starz Network’s The White Queen (“War at First Hand”)
Ashley Rowe, BSC for Starz Network’s Dancing on the Edge (Episode 1.1)