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Skyfall wins American Society of Cinematographers' top prize


Story by Jack Foley

JAMES Bond movie Skyfall has picked up the top prize at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards.

The 007 movie, which also picked up two BAFTAs on Sunday night (February 10, 2013), saw veteran Roger Deakins recognised for his work on the project.

He beat a list of nominees that included Danny Cohen for Les Miserables, Janusz Kaminski for Lincoln, Seamus McGarvey for Anna Karenina and Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi.

The accolade strengthens Skyfall‘s chances of winning the Oscar in the same category given that five of the last 10 previous ASC Award winners have gone on to Academy Awards success.

A further film award was presented to Dean Semler, who won an Oscar for Dances With Wolves and whose credits also include Apocalypto. He received the ASC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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