"In Haneke’s script, the tension is created in a laconic style of images. In other words it’s the brain of the spectator that creates high tension. Because you see something but you never see it really. It’s never concrete there. It’s only provoked".
The ASC Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Caleb Deschanel, ASC by his two accomplished daughters Zooey and Emily Deschanel. After an affectionate recounting of memories and stories by Zooey and Emily about the tenacity and good nature of their father-cinematographer, an emotional Caleb accepted the award thanking the ASC and his family for the honor and as a genuine storyteller and master of the craft offered to the audience a candid insight to his experience as cinematographer making the evening memorable.
Tom Stern, ASC presented the Board of Governors Award to Morgan Freeman in recognition of the actor's body of work and contributions to the art of filmmaking. Stern was behind the camera when Freeman earned an Oscar® for his performance in Million Dollar Baby and last year during the production of Invictus. Freeman collected his sixth Oscar nomination this year for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela.
Alar Kivilo, ASC, earned the television movie/miniseries award for the 2009 Golden Award Winner drama "Taking Chance". When presenting the Television Movie/Miniseries Award to Kivilo, actor Ryan O'Neal noted, "This year's nominees have all soared above the raised bar, crafting powerful images for profound stories that reward the audience's watching". Nominated along with Kivilo were Rene Ohashi, ASC, CSC for Jesse Stone: Thin Ice and Jerzy Zielinski, ASC for The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.
The other nominees in the Television Episodic Series/Pilot Category were Jeffrey Jur, ASC for FlashForward ("The Gift"), Michael Price for Ugly Betty ("There's No Place Like Mode"), Christian Sebaldt, ASC for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ("Family Affair"), and Glen Winter, CSC for Smallville ("Savior").
Chris Menges, ASC, BSC and Chris Doyle
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