Fifth about The Seventh

Casting a ballot – 36th ASC Awards

The 36th American Society of Cinematographers Awards will be handed Sunday, March 20th, 2022.

As I have been doing for a few years, as we get into the awards season, I’ll post the fictional ballots for some of the guild awards, showing what my vote would be if I had one. I will, as a rule, abstain from my fictional vote if I haven’t seen at least half of the nominees. And to be perfectly clear, I’m not a member of any of these guilds and organizations.

The list of nominees can be seen here.

Here it goes:

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography – Documentary: abstain (Not seen: Faya Dayi, Cusp, The Hidden Life Of Trees.)


Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography – Spotlight Award: Ruben Impens, for Titane

The delirious colors of Ruben Impens’ images are instrumental to creating the film’s nightmarish mood. In addition to that, there is a beautiful traveling shot early on. (Not seen: Jockey.)


Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography – Theatrical Release: Haris Zambarloukos, for Belfast

Zambarloukos presents beautiful black-and-white images and through the use of camera movement and placement, comes up with a film that (despite its nostalgic mood), looks different, non-traditional, and refined.

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