ASC to Honor John Seale, Michael D. O'Shea

Photographer Douglas Kirkland will also be feted at Feb. 13 ceremony

Cinematographers John Seale and Michael D. O'Shea and photographer Douglas Kirkland will be honored at the 25th American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards, taking place Feb. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

The Australian-born Seale, who won an Oscar for The English Patient and also was nominated for Witness, Rain Man and Cold Mountain, will receive the ASC International Award, which is presented annually to a foreign cinematographer in recognition of his achievements.

O'Shea, who won an Emmy for CSI: Miami in 2003 and has also been nominated for the series Doogie Howser, M.D. and Relativity, and the TV movies To Love, Honor and Deceive and The '60s, will be the recipient of the ASC Career Achievement in Television Award.

Kirkland -- who as a staff photographer for Look and Life magazine in the 1960s and '70s shot portraits of such stars as Jack Nicholson, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin and who also served as a still photographer on dozens of movie sets -- will receive the ASC Presidents Award, presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form.

"John Seale, Michael O'Shea and Douglas Kirkland have earned the admiration of our members for their significant contributions to the artistry of image making, be it motion pictures or still photography," ASC president Michael Goi said. 

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