PIG Captures Spotlight Award and FAYA DAYI Garners Documentary Award
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, TITANS, SNOWFALL and MYTHIC QUEST Honored in TV Categories
|LOS ANGELES (Mar. 20, 2022) – The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) presented its annual awards this evening with Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS earning the feature film award for DUNE: PART ONE. The 36th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards also celebrated Pat Scola for PIG in the Spotlight Award category, and Jessica Beshir for the documentary FAYA DAYI. Winners in the episodic categories included James Laxton, ASC for THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD; Jon Joffin, ASC for TITAN; Tommy Maddox-Upshaw, ASC for SNOWFALL; and Michael Berlucchi and Marc Carter for MYTHIC QUEST. Debbie Allen hosted the awards show, which was held at the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood.
Below is the complete list of winners and nominees:
Feature Film (presented by Erik Messerschmidt, ASC)
Spotlight (presented by Sosie Bacon)
Documentary (presented by Denis Villeneuve)
Motion Picture, Limited Series, or Pilot Made for Television (presented by Katherine McNamara)
Episode of a One-Hour Television Series: Non-Commercial (presented by Morgan Cooper)
Episode of a One-Hour Television Series: Commercial (presented by LaMonica Garrett)
Episode of a Half-Hour Television Series (presented by Tamlyn Tomita)
This is the second ASC feature award for Fraser, who won in 2017 for LION. Fraser was also nominated in 2021 for THE MANDALORIAN. Joffin won last year for MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM and in 2019 for BEYOND. He has also earned nominations for ALICE (2011) and THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN (2009). Laxton was previously nominated in 2017 in the feature category for MOONLIGHT.
Last year’s ASC feature film winner was Erik Messerschmidt, ASC, who went on to win the Oscar® for Best Achievement in Cinematography for MANK.
Honorary awards were also presented at the ceremony with Ellen Kuras, ASC, becoming the first woman to receive the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented to Kuras by Rachel Morrison, ASC, who Oscar® nominated for MUDBOUND in the Cinematography category.
Peter Levy, ASC, ACS (PREDATOR 2, CALIFORNICATION) received the Career Achievement in Television Award from his longtime collaborator director Stephen Hopkins.
Rebecca Rhine and Amy Vincent, ASC presented John Lindley, ASC (FIELD OF DREAMS, ST. VINCENT) with the ASC Presidents Award.
The inaugural Curtis Clark Technical Achievement Award was given to Panavision’s Vice President of Optical Engineering and Lens Strategy Dan Sasaki by ASC associate member Jay Holben, who is also a technical editorial for American Cinematographer.
About the ASC
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the art of filmmaking. Since its charter in 1919, the ASC has been committed to educating aspiring filmmakers and others about the art and craft of cinematography. For over 100 years, the ASC has published AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER magazine, the industry’s definitive source for filmmakers. For additional information about the ASC, visit www.theasc.com or join American Cinematographer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram ( @the_asc) and (@american_cinematographer ).