Even though they were both shockingly snubbed as Drama Series when the 2013 Golden Globe Awards nominations earlier this month, “Game of Thrones” and “Mad Men” have been able to still land a little bit of love elsewhere: the ASC Awards (short for American Society of Cinematographers Awards), which recognizes some of the best work of the year when it comes to capturing visuals and then turning it into art.
This awards show works a little bit differently in that shows are nominated by individual episodes as well as length, but the nominees for hour-long episodic series include the following shows as well as the cinematographers:
Balazs Bolygo, “Hunted” episode “Mort” (Cinemax)
Chris Manley, “Mad Men” episode “The Phantom” (AMC)
Kramer Morgenthau, “Game of Thrones” episode “The North Remembers” (HBO)
David Moxness, “Fringe” episode “Letters of Transit”
Mike Spragg, “Strike Back” episode #11 (Cinemax)
David Stockton, “Alcatraz” pilot (Fox)
We know that the ASC is looking at an entirely different criteria than most other awards shows, but we actually like how they have chosen to recognize some great programming (including “Fringe” especially) that often tends to be ignored at other series. The only real surprises here to us are that Cinemax scored two nominations, and that somehow “Alcatraz” was remembered well enough despite being canceled in the spring.
For those curious, we have also included the nominees for half-hour series:
Ken Glassing, “Ben and Kate” episode “Guitar Face” (Fox)
Michael Goi, “The New Normal” pilot (NBC)
Peter Levy, “House of Lies” episode “Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments” (Showtime)
Bradford Lipson, “Wilfred” episode “Truth” (FX)
Michael Price, “Happy Endings” episode “Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and One Funeral)” (ABC)
Yes, this is another awards show that “Community” was snubbed in this year. The ASC Awards are held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom on February 10 in Los Angeles.
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