ASC Award Winners Announced
Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie presented the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award to Dean Semler, ASC, ACS who earned an Oscar and an ASC Award for Kevin Costner’s Dances With Wolves (1991). In 2007, his work on Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto earned him a second ASC Award nomination. Semler’s nearly 70 feature credits include such memorable films as City Slickers, Last Action Hero, Waterworld, The Bone Collector, We Were Soldiers, XXX, Bruce Almighty, The Alamo, Get Smart, 2012, Date Night, Secretariat, Jolie’s directorial debut In The Land of Blood and Honey, Parental Guidance, and the upcoming Maleficent.
The ASC International Award was presented to Robby Müller, NSC, BVK by director Steve McQueen and actress Nastassja Kinski who worked with him on the film Paris, Texas. Kinski noted, “Seeing Robby work on that film made me want to know all about the camera – how it catches light, images, and feelings. How it serves as the window to each film.” Müller was unable to attend the event, and McQueen and Kinski accepted the award on his behalf.
The Career Achievement in Television Award was presented to Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC (24) by Sir Robert Harvey, mayor of Waitakere City in New Zealand.
The ASC Presidents Award was given to Curtis Clark, ASC (The Draughtsman’s Contract) by Stephen Burum, ASC.
Last year, Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC won the ASC feature award for The Tree of Life.
Source: American Society of Cinematographers