Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Robert Richardson to Receive ASC Lifetime Achievement Award

Emmy winner Jeff Jur will also be honored for his career in TV.
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Robert Richardson

Robert Richardson, who won Academy Awards for JFK, Hugo and The Aviator, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 9 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Additionally, Jeff Jur will be presented with the Career Achievement in Television Award during the event, which this year will pay tribute to the society's centennial.

In addition to the trio of films for which he earned cinematography Oscars, Richardson collected six additional nominations for The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Snow Falling on Cedars, Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon. He also won BAFTAs for Hugo, Inglourious Basterds, The Aviator and Platoon. Early on, he apprenticed with noted cinematographers Sven Nykvist and Nestor Almendros.

Richardson began shooting documentaries in the 1980s, and his photography on Crossfire for an English TV station caught the eye of Oliver Stone, who enlisted him for Salvador, which led to Platoon. His long list of credits also include Wall Street, A Few Good Men, Natural Born Killers and Casino. Richardson's latest film is A Private War, and his next outing with Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is set to open next year.

Jur earned Emmy Awards for HBO’s Carnivale and Bessie, in addition to receiving another nomination for Carnivale. His work has also been recognized by the ASC, having won Outstanding Achievement Awards for Carnivale and the Showtime movie Last Call.

Jur's résumé also includes Invasion, DexterColonyWestworld and How to Get Away With Murder, as well as TV movies including Running Mates, On Thin Ice and Reconstruction.

In between TV projects, Jur has also shot such feature films as Dirty Dancing, The Last SeductionHow Stella Got Her Groove Back and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

“Celebrating the accomplishments of exceptionally talented cinematographers like Bob Richardson for his innovative approach to feature films, and Jeff Jur for his brilliant interpretations in the world of television drama, is especially important in today’s day and age of cinematography," ASC president Kees van Oostrum said Tuesday in a statement. "As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, I cannot imagine better role models, as both have inspired us, and their work continues to embolden the next generation of cinematographers.”