Game of Thrones seems to be on a roll. Just after it bagged two nominations for Writer’s Guild Awards nominations, Game of Thrones has now received two nominations for The American Society of Cinematographers’ 31st annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. These are also the maximum number of nominations for any show. The award ceremony is scheduled to be held on February 4, 2017, according to a report by The Wrap.
The ASC is a very closed and reputed society, and a nomination from them means quite a lot, and Game of Thrones has managed to get not one, but two of them. Both the nominations, however, are in the same category :Regular Series for Non-Commercial Television.
Read the full nomination list, below :
John Conroy for Penny Dreadful, “The Day Tennyson Died” (SHOWTIME)
David Dunlap for House of Cards, “Chapter 45” (NETFLIX)
Anette Haellmigk for Game of Thrones, “Book of the Stranger” (HBO)
Neville Kidd for Outlander, “Prestonpans” (STARZ)
Fabian Wagner, BSC for Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (HBO)
There is no doubt that ‘Battle of the Bastards’ was a breathtakingly beautiful episode. Not only did Fabian Wagner perfect the big attention drawing sequences, he also managed to work his magic in the less significant-seeming parts of the episode. Anette’s ‘Book of the Stranger’ had a different tone, but was as beautifully made, with the big sequences being shot just as beautifully.
Both the cinematographers have been nominated for the same award, before, but have never won one. Let’s hope of of them goes home with the awards this year. Who do you think is going to win? Tell us in the comments, below!