ASC opens 2 stops for Deakins

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Roger Deakins has become the first cinematographer to claim two nominations in one year in the feature film category of the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Deakins received nominations Monday for his rendering of "No Country for Old Men" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

Also nominated in the category are Robert Elswit for "There Will Be Blood," Janusz Kaminski for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and Seamus McGarvey for "Atonement."

A majority of ASC feature contenders also often earn Oscar nominations, though the winner in each is frequently different. This year, all five ASC-nominated films already have earned cinematography recognition from various critics groups.

Deakins has been nominated in the ASC competition five times before and won twice, for "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Man Who Wasn't There." His two ASC-winning films also earned Deakins Oscar nominations, as did "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" "Kundun" and "Fargo."

Kaminski previously won Oscars for "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," and an additional nomination for "Amistad." He also earned ASC nominations for the three titles.

Elswit earned one previous ASC nomination as well as an Oscar nomination for "Good Night, and Good Luck." This is the first ASC nomination for McGarvey.

The 22nd ASC Awards will be presented Jan. 26 at Hollywood & Highland.
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