The American Society of Cinematographers have announced their nominees for the best cinematography of 2021!
I’d say that the big surprise here is the lack of a nomination for West Side Story as this seems like a place where you would normally expect to see a big Spielberg production nominated. That could indicate a bit of weakness for West Side Story. (Though, let’s face it — I think we all know that West Side Story isn’t going to be the big Oscar powerhouse that many initially assumed.) That said, there’s now ten best picture nominees and I’d still be surprised if one of the slots didn’t go to West Side Story.
Anyway, here’s the nominees:
Bruno Delbonnel (ASC, AFC) for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
Greig Fraser (ASC, ACS) for DUNE
Dan Laustsen (ASC, DFF) for NIGHTMARE ALLEY
Ari Wegner (ACS) for THE POWER OF THE DOG
Haris Zambarloukos (BSC, GSC) for BELFAST
Ruben Impens (SBC) for TITANE
Pat Scola for PIG
Adolpho Veloso (ABC) for JOCKEY
Jessica Beshir for FAYA DAYI
Isabel Bethencourt and Parker Hill for CUSP
Daniel Schönauer for THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES