Roger Deakins grabs two ASC noms

10:34 AM PST 01/07/2009 by Gregg Kilday, AP

Recognized for 'Revolutionary Road,' 'The Reader'

For the second year in a row, Roger Deakins has picked up two nominations from the American Society of Cinematographers for his feature film work. Deakins -- nominated last year for "No Country for Old Men" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" -- picked up two more noms for his 2008 films "Revolutionary Road" and "The Reader." "The Reader" also resulted in a nomination for Chris Menges because both Deakins and Menges worked separately on the film.

The other feature nominees, announced Wednesday, are Claudio Miranda for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Wally Pfister for "The Dark Knight" and Anthony Dod Mantle for "Slumdog Millionaire."

The 23rd annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards dinner is set for Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.

Deakins has collected the most ASC noms of the nominees: Picking up his eighth and ninth nominations, he earned the ASC's top honors in 1995 for "The Shawshank Redemption" and in 2002 for "The Man Who Wasn't There." Menges scored his fourth nomination -- he was last nominated in 1997 for "Michael Collins." Earning his second nomination, Pfister was previously nominated in 2006 for "Batman Begins." Both Dod Mantle and Miranda are first-time nominees.
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