ASC Awards: ‘Mank,’ ‘The Crown,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ Take Top Honors

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Tom Tapp on April 18, 2021.

Black and white made a comeback on Sunday when the American Society of Cinematographers announced its 35th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards winners. The honors celebrate excellence in the feature film, documentary and television cinematography categories. In the former of those, Erik Messerschmidt took home the Theatrical Release trophy for his B&W artistry on Mank.

The Crown and The Mandalorian came up big among the event’s TV winners, for One-Hour Television Series – Non-Commercial and Half-Hour Series for Television, respectively.

The awards represent the organization’s picks for the most compelling visual filmmaking over the past 14 months. …

[Winners and Nominees are listed in each category. To see them, please click on the link, below.]

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