Another double dip for Deakins in ASC noms


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.

Nominated last year for "No Country for Old Men" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," Deakins collected two more noms for his 2008 films "Revolutionary Road" and "The Reader." ("Reader" also resulted in a nomination for Chris Menges because he and Deakins 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.

With nine noms, Deakins has the most career ASC mentions among this year's honorees. He earned the top honor in 1995 for "The Shawshank Redemption" and in 2002 for "The Man Who Wasn't There."

Menges scored his fourth nom; he most recently was nominated in 1997 for "Michael Collins." Pfister was selected in 2006 for "Batman Begins," while Dod Mantle and Miranda are first-timers. (partialdiff)