8:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
'Beasts of No Nation,' 'Macbeth,' 'Son of Saul' Nominated for Cinematographers’ Spotlight Award
The American Society of Cinematographers has nominated three directors of photography for its Spotlight Award, which recognizes outstanding cinematography in feature films and documentaries that are screened at festivals, internationally or in limited theatrical release.
The nominees are writer-director-cinematographer Cary Joji Fukunaga for Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Arkapaw for helmer Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth and Matyas Erdely for director Laszlo Nemes' foreign-language Oscar frontrunner Son of Saul. The winner will be announced Feb. 14 during the 30th ASC Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
For the Spotlight Award, ASC members submit entries for consideration that go before a blue-ribbon panel, which then chooses the nominees. Active members vote to select the winner.