Caleb Deschanel set for ASC award

Cinematographer will receive lifetime achievement nod

Caleb Deschanel will receive the American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award on Feb. 27 at the 24th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.

Deschanel has earned Oscar nominations for his work on "The Right Stuff," "The Natural," "Fly Away Home," "The Patriot" and "The Passion of the Christ." He most recently worked on Nick Cassavetes' "My Sister's Keeper."

"Caleb Deschanel is an extraordinarily talented cinematographer who has played an influential role in cinema history and driven artistic excellence in contemporary filmmaking," ASC president Michael Goi said. "For him to receive this honor while still at the top of his field shows the profound influence and respect he has among his peers."