Edward Lachman to Receive American Society of Cinematographers’ Lifetime Achievement Award

Lachman on Im Not There - H - 2016
Jonathan Wenk

Veteran cinematographer Edward Lachman, who received Oscar nominations for 2002's Far From Heaven and earlier this year for Carol, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the 31st annual ASC Awards on Feb. 4 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

Also during the ceremony, Ron Garcia will be presented the Career Achievement in Television Award, Philippe Rousselot will be honored with the International Award and Nancy Schreiber will take home the Presidents Award. 

Lachman has photographed over 90 titles, working with such directors as Robert Altman, Wim Wenders and Todd Haynes, for whom Lachman photographed Carol (which also received the Camerimage Golden Frog) and Far From Heaven, as well as HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, which earned him an Emmy nomination.

His cinematography credits include A Prairie Home Companion, Erin Brockovich and Selena, while he also directed documentaries including In the Hearts of Africa and Life for a Child.

Garcia collected Emmy nominations for Murder in the Heartland and The Day Lincoln Was Shot, both of which also received ASC Award nominations. He earned additional ASC nominations for Twin Peaks and Divas. His credits also include Rizzoli and Isles, Providence, Gilmore Girls and Michael Mann’s Crime Story.

Rousselot earned an Oscar for A River Runs Through It, and additional Academy Award nominations for Hope and Glory and Henry & June. He has worked with such directors as Tim Burton, Stephen Frears, Robert Redford and Denzel Washington, while earning credits including Dangerious Liaisons, Interview With the Vampire, Antwone Fisher and upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  A native of France, Rousselot won his first Cesar Award for Diva, and earned additional trophies for Therese and Queen Margot.

Schreiber’s credits include Chain of Desire, which earned her a Spirit Award nomination; documentary The Celluloid Closet, which brought her an Emmy nomination; and new FX series Better Things. She has served on the ASC Board of Governors and Women in Film board and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Schreiber has taught advanced cinematography at AFI and, between shooting, continues to guest lecture at film schools in the U.S. and around the world.

“The work of these individual cinematographers is varied, yet it all exemplifies a stellar level of achievement,” ASC president Kees van Oostrum said Thursday in a statement. “As a group, they also are a prime example of great careers in the industry and, over the years, they have set creative standards of the highest order.”