'Boardwalk Empire' Leads ASC Award TV Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the TV nominations of its 26th annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. HBO dominates the list with "Boardwalk Empire" scoring two nods in the one-hour episodic television series/pilot category.
The period drama series will compete with British series "Downton Abbey", ABC's newbie "Pan Am" and NBC's procedural drama "Chase" to take home the prize. Meanwhile, "Mildred Pierce", "Chicago Overcoat", "The Kennedys", "Page Eight" and "Any Human Heart" fight against each other for the television movie/miniseries kudo.
In addition to those two categories, this year's competition includes a new TV category for a half-hour episodic series or pilot. The nominees are "Modern Family", "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour", "Man Up!", "Californication", as well as the recently canceled HBO series "Bored to Death".
The ASC Awards will be presented on February 12, 2012 at the The Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Nominees for movie categories will be announced Tuesday, January 10.
One-Hour Episodic Television Series/Pilot
- 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")
- 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")
- 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")
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