Although True Grit was shut out of the five films nominated for the Directors’ Guild Awards today, it does replace The Fighter in the American Society of Cinematographers’ feature film nominations, also announced today.
Roger Deakins, cinematographer for the Coen Brothers Western, receives his ninth ASC nomination. He was previously nominated for his work in The Reader in 2009 and won top honors for 1992’s The Shawshank Redemption and 2002’s The Man Who Wasn’t There. He will be honored this year as the recipient of the society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The other nominees include Danny Cohen for The King’s Speech, Jeff Cronenweth for The Social Network, Matthew Labatique for Black Swan, and Wally Pfister for Inception.
This marks Pfister’s third ASC nomination, having been nominated for his previous work on two other Christopher Nolan films, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Cohen, Cronenweth, and Labatique celebrate their first ASC nominations this year.
The winner will be announced at the 25th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony on February 13th at the Grand Ballroom in Hollywood & Highland.