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2020 American Society of Cinematographers Awards Winners

1917 was the big winner at the 34th annual ASC awards, that’s the American Society of Cinematographers. Roger Deakins took home top honors, winning the Theatrical Release trophy. The Hulu originals The Handmaid’s Tale, History’s Project Blue Book and AMC’s The Terror: Infamy took the top TV awards.

Across town at about the same time Saturday, 1917 and its director Sam Mendes won the marquee trophy at the DGA Awards, making both men the front-runners for the Oscars.

For those wondering what this could mean for your Oscar pool, consider this: the ASC’s top film award isn’t necessarily an Academy Awards precursor, however, as only 14 of its previous 33 winners went on to Oscar glory. They have matched up in four of the past six years, though. Last year’s top ASC winner Cold War lost the Oscar to Roma.

Here are the winners for the 34th annual ASC Awards:

THEATRICAL RELEASE

Roger Deakins
1917 (Universal)

EPISODE OF A SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION

Colin Watkinson
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Night” (Hulu)

SPOTLIGHT AWARD

Jarin Blaschke
The Lighthouse (A24)

MOTION PICTURE, MINISERIES OR PILOT MADE FOR TELEVISION

John Conroy
The Terror: Infamy, “A Sparrow in a Swallow’s Nest” (AMC)

EPISODE OF A SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION

Kim Miles
Project Blue Book, “The Flatwoods Monster” (History)

DOCUMENTARY

Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma
Honeyland

BOARD OF GOVERNORS AWARD

Werner Herzog

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Frederick Elmes

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT IN TELEVISION AWARD

Donald A. Morgan

INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Bruno Delbonnel

PRESIDENTS AWARD

Don McCuaig

BUD STONE AWARD

Kim Snyder, CEO, Panavision

HONORARY ASC AWARD

Patty Armacost


What do you make of this year’s ASC awards results? Are you shocked by any of them? Is there a particular film or filmmaker you’re rooting for heading into the Oscars? Sound off in the comments below and let me know your thoughts!

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