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Mad Max: Fury Road and Sicario among American Society of Cinematographers nominees

Mad Max: Fury Road

Story by Jack Foley

GEORGE Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road and Dennis Villeuneuve’s Sicario are among the nominees for this year’s American Society of Cinematographers awards.

John Seale received the nomination for Mad Max, while Roger Deakins is in the running for Sicario.

The remaining three nominees were Janusz Kaminski (for Bridge of Spies), Ed Lachman (for Todd Haynes’ Carol) and Emmanuel Lubezki (for The Revenant).

Of this year’s shortlisted cinematographers, Lubezki is nominated for a sixth time and Seale for a fifth.

Lubezki has won four ASC awards, for Children of Men, The Tree of Life, Gravity and Birdman, as well as back-to-back Oscars for the latter two.

Seale has previously won both the ASC prize and the Oscar for The English Patient.

One notable omission from the shortlist is Robert Richardson, who failed to attract a nod for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight – an omission made all the more glaring given the work that went into resurrecting an archaic format with Ultra Panavision lenses and shooting on 65mm film.

However, Richardson can take solace in the fact he was overlooked by the ASC for Tarantino’s Django Unchained two years ago, but still managed an Oscar nomination for his work.

The winners will be announced on February 14 during the ASC Awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.