Nominees in the two television categories of the American Society of Cinematographers’ (ASC) 22nd aAnnual Outstanding Achievement Awards competition, to be held in Los Angeles on January 26, 2008, were announced Friday November 30, 2007. Chairman of the ASC Awards Committee, Russ Alsobrook, ASC hopes that “this annual celebration,” which honors one cinematographer each year in two categories, “inspires other talented cinematographers to pursue their dreams.”

Nominees in the TV movie/miniseries/pilot category include Oliver Bokelberg for the “Raines” pilot (NBC); David Franko for the teleseries “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” (HBO); Ben Knott, ASC for the miniseries “The Compan”y (TNT); Rene Ohashi, ASC, CSC for the telefilm “Jesse Stone: Sea Change” (CBS); and Michael Weaver for the “Pushing Daisies” pilot (ABC).

Nominees in the episodic television category, chosen for one episode of a regular series, include James L. Carter, ASC for “Ending Happy”/CSI (CBS); Eagle Egilsson for “Inside Out”/CSI: Miami (CBS); Russell Lee Fine for “All of Us Are in the Gutter”/The Black Donnellys (NBC); John Fleckenstein for “Welcome to the Club”/Women’s Murder Club (ABC) and Glen Winter, CSC for “Noir”/Smallville (CW).

Since its founding in January 1919, the ASC has grown to an active membership of 290 and an additional 150 associate members.

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