2015 ASC award nominations

We’re in full awards season swing, as gross as that process can be. (Just see the attempts to tear down Selma for a good example of the nasty part of this season.) But the guild nominations and awards are always somewhat interesting, if only because they represent the efforts of a focused group to recognize achievements by their direct fellows and colleagues. We saw the writer’s guild awards this morning, and the American Society of Cinematographers has also chimed in with the 2015 ASC award nominations.

Even when trying to approach this from a positive position, there’s always as much to be said about what got left out as what is nominated. And so while Roger Deakins is (of course) nominated for Unbroken, there’s nothing for Robert Elswit, who shot Inherent Vice and Nightcrawler. Check out the full nomination list below. Read More »

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Last time we saw Belén Rueda in a Guillermo del Toro-produced film, it was The Orphanage, which premiered at the Toronto Film Fest in 2007. Now Rueda is back in another GdT film: Julia’s Eyes, directed by Guillem Morales (The Uncertain Guest). A Spanish-language trailer has been floating around for a while, but now there is a subtitled version, which is very much worth a look. Read More »