The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced today its Theatrical Release and Spotlight nominees for the 31st annual Outstanding Achievement Awards, which includes two Mexican cinematographers: Rodrigo Prieto and Ernesto Pardo.
Rodrigo Prieto was nominated in the ASC Award Theatrical category for his work in Martin Scorsese Silence. This marks Prieto’s third ASC nomination after Frida (2003) and Brokeback Mountain (2006).
Ernesto Pardo was nominated for the ASC Spotlight Award for his cinematographic work on the documentary film Tempestad by Tatiana Huezo. The Spotlight Award was created to recognize outstanding cinematography in a feature-length film that was exhibited in limited release, at film festivals or internationally.
In 2016, Mexican DP Emmanuel Lubezki, made history at the ASC Awards, becoming the first Director of Photography to ever win the award five times, as well as the first one to receive the award in three consecutive years.
The 31st annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Hollywood, California on February 4, 2017.