The following is a list of those who have won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatrical Releases.The award is given by the American Society of Cinematographers.
|1986||Peggy Sue Got Married||Jordan Cronenweth|
|The Karate Kid Part II||James Crabe|
|The Mission||Chris Menges|
|A Room with a View||Tony Pierce-Roberts|
|Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||Donald Peterman|
|1987||Empire of the Sun||Allen Daviau|
|The Last Emperor||Vittorio Storaro|
|Someone to Watch Over Me||Steven B. Poster|
|The Untouchables||Stephen H. Burum|
|1988||Tequila Sunrise||Conrad L. Hall|
|Dangerous Liaisons||Philippe Rousselot|
|Mississippi Burning||Peter Biziou|
|Rain Man||John Seale|
|The Unbearable Lightness of Being||Sven Nykvist|
|The Abyss||Mikael Salomon|
|The Bear||Philippe Rousselot|
|Born on the Fourth of July||Robert Richardson|
|The War of the Roses||Stephen H. Burum|
|1990||Dances with Wolves||Dean Semler|
|Dick Tracy||Vittorio Storaro|
|The Godfather Part III||Gordon Willis|
|The Prince of Tides||Stephen Goldblatt|
|Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Adam Greenberg|
|1992||Hoffa||Stephen H. Burum|
|A Few Good Men||Robert Richardson|
|Howards End||Tony Pierce-Roberts|
|The Last of the Mohicans||Dante Spinotti|
|A River Runs Through It||Philippe Rousselot|
|1993||Searching for Bobby Fischer||Conrad L. Hall|
|The Fugitive||Michael Chapman|
|Heaven & Earth||Robert Richardson|
|The Piano||Stuart Dryburgh|
|Schindler's List||Janusz Kamiński|
|1994||The Shawshank Redemption||Roger Deakins|
|Forrest Gump||Don Burgess|
|Legends of the Fall||John Toll|
|Love Affair||Conrad L. Hall|
|Wyatt Earp||Owen Roizman|
|Apollo 13||Dean Cundey|
|Batman Forever||Stephen Goldblatt|
|The Bridges of Madison County||Jack N. Green|
|Crimson Tide||Dariusz Wolski|
|1996||The English Patient||John Seale|
|Fly Away Home||Caleb Deschanel|
|The Ghost and the Darkness||Vilmos Zsigmond|
|Michael Collins||Chris Menges|
|The Boxer||Chris Menges|
|L.A. Confidential||Dante Spinotti|
|1998||The Thin Red Line||John Toll|
|The Horse Whisperer||Robert Richardson|
|Saving Private Ryan||Janusz Kamiński|
|Shakespeare in Love||Richard Greatrex|
|1999||American Beauty||Conrad L. Hall|
|The Insider||Dante Spinotti|
|The Sixth Sense||Tak Fujimoto|
|Sleepy Hollow||Emmanuel Lubezki|
|Snow Falling on Cedars||Robert Richardson|
|2000||The Patriot||Caleb Deschanel|
|Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon||Peter Pau|
|O Brother, Where Art Thou?||Roger Deakins|
|The Perfect Storm||John Seale|
|2001||The Man Who Wasn't There||Roger Deakins|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||Andrew Lesnie|
|Moulin Rouge!||Don McAlpine|
|Pearl Harbor||John Schwartzman|
|2002||Road to Perdition||Conrad L. Hall (posthumous)|
|Far from Heaven||Edward Lachman|
|Gangs of New York||Michael Ballhaus|
|The Pianist||Pawel Edelman|
|Cold Mountain||John Seale|
|The Last Samurai||John Toll|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Andrew Lesnie|
|Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World||Russell Boyd|
|2004||A Very Long Engagement||Bruno Delbonnel|
|The Aviator||Robert Richardson|
|Collateral||Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron|
|The Passion of the Christ||Caleb Deschanel|
|2005||Memoirs of a Geisha||Dion Beebe|
|Batman Begins||Wally Pfister|
|Brokeback Mountain||Rodrigo Prieto|
|Good Night, and Good Luck||Robert Elswit|
|King Kong||Andrew Lesnie|
|2006||Children of Men||Emmanuel Lubezki|
|The Black Dahlia||Vilmos Zsigmond|
|The Good Shepherd||Robert Richardson|
|The Illusionist||Dick Pope|
|2007||There Will Be Blood||Robert Elswit|
|The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford||Roger Deakins|
|The Diving Bell and the Butterfly||Janusz Kamiński|
|No Country for Old Men||Roger Deakins|
|2008||Slumdog Millionaire||Anthony Dod Mantle|
|The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||Claudio Miranda|
|The Dark Knight||Wally Pfister|
|The Reader||Roger Deakins and Chris Menges|
|Revolutionary Road||Roger Deakins|
|2009||The White Ribbon||Christian Berger|
|The Hurt Locker||Barry Ackroyd|
|Inglourious Basterds||Robert Richardson|
|Black Swan||Matthew Libatique|
|The King's Speech||Danny Cohen|
|The Social Network||Jeff Cronenweth|
|True Grit||Roger Deakins|
|2011||The Tree of Life||Emmanuel Lubezki|
|The Artist||Guillaume Schiffman|
|The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Jeff Cronenweth|
|Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy||Hoyte van Hoytema|
|Anna Karenina||Seamus McGarvey|
|Les Misérables||Danny Cohen|
|Life of Pi||Claudio Miranda|
|12 Years a Slave||Sean Bobbitt|
|Captain Phillips||Barry Ackroyd|
|The Grandmaster||Philippe Le Sourd|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||Bruno Delbonnel|
|2014||Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)||Emmanuel Lubezki|
|The Grand Budapest Hotel||Robert Yeoman|
|The Imitation Game||Óscar Faura|
|Mr. Turner||Dick Pope|
|2015||The Revenant||Emmanuel Lubezki|
|Bridge of Spies||Janusz Kamiński|
|Mad Max: Fury Road||John Seale|
|La La Land||Linus Sandgren|
|2017||Blade Runner 2049||Roger Deakins|
|Darkest Hour||Bruno Delbonnel|
|Dunkirk||Hoyte van Hoytema|
|The Shape of Water||Dan Laustsen|
|2018||Cold War||Łukasz Żal|
|The Favourite||Robbie Ryan|
|First Man||Linus Sandgren|
|A Star Is Born||Matthew Libatique|
|Ford v Ferrari||Phedon Papamichael|
|The Irishman||Rodrigo Prieto|
|Once Upon a Time in Hollywood||Robert Richardson|
|Cherry||Newton Thomas Sigel|
|News of the World||Dariusz Wolski|
|Nomadland||Joshua James Richards|
|The Trial of the Chicago 7||Phedon Papamichael|
Janusz Zygmunt Kamiński is a Polish cinematographer and director of film and television, who started his career in the United States. He rose to fame in the 1990s with his work on Schindler's List (1993). He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his films since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan (1998). In recent years, Kamiński has also moved into the field of directing, first with the horror film Lost Souls, and later television series like The Event and The Divide.
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), founded in Hollywood in 1919, is a cultural, educational, and professional organization that is neither a labor union nor a guild. The society was organized to advance the science and art of cinematography and gather a wide range of cinematographers to discuss techniques and ideas and to advocate for motion pictures as a type of art form. Currently, the president of the ASC is Stephen Lighthill.
Sir Roger Alexander Deakins is an English cinematographer, best known for his collaborations with directors like the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes and Denis Villeneuve. Deakins has been admitted to both the British Society of Cinematographers and to the American Society of Cinematographers. He is the recipient of five BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography, and has had fifteen nominations and two wins for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. His best-known works include The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou?A Beautiful Mind, Skyfall, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049, and 1917, the last two of which earned him the Academy Awards.
Vilmos ZsigmondASC was a Hungarian-American cinematographer. His work in cinematography helped shape the look of American movies in the 1970s, making him one of the leading figures in the American New Wave movement.
Michael Crawford Chapman, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer and film director well known for his work on many films of the American New Wave of the 1970s and in the 1980s with directors such as Martin Scorsese and Ivan Reitman. He shot more than forty feature films, over half of those with only three different directors.
Russell Paul Carpenter, ASC is an American cinematographer and photographer with a long career as Director of Photography of theatrical motion pictures. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers.
Jordan Scott Cronenweth, ASC was an American cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California. A contemporary of Conrad Hall, he was recognized for his distinctive style of heavily textured, film noir-inspired photography, seen in numerous classic films, including Zandy's Bride, Gable and Lombard, Altered States, and Peggy Sue Got Married. He is perhaps best remembered for his BAFTA Award-winning work on the groundbreaking science fiction film Blade Runner, which is credited as codifying the cyberpunk aesthetic, and is lauded by some as among the best cinematography of all time.
Stephen Goldblatt, A.S.C., B.S.C. is a South African-born British cinematographer, noted for his work on numerous high-profile action films, including the first two entries in the Lethal Weapon series, as well as for his recent collaborations with director Mike Nichols and Tate Taylor.
Richard Pope, B.S.C. is a British cinematographer who has worked with British film director Mike Leigh. He has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, for The Illusionist and Mr. Turner.
John Newton Green, ASC, is an American cinematographer and film director best known for his Oscar-nominated collaborations with actor/director Clint Eastwood, taking over from Eastwood's previous collaborator Bruce Surtees.
Hoyte van Hoytema is a Dutch-Swedish cinematographer who studied at the National Film School in Łódź. His work includes Let the Right One In (2008), The Fighter (2010), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Her (2013), the James Bond film Spectre (2015), and Ad Astra (2019). Van Hoytema is also known for his collaboration with director Christopher Nolan, having shot Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017), and Tenet (2020). Van Hoytema's work has been highly praised by both film critics and audiences alike, which earned him multiple awards, including one Academy Award nomination and three BAFTA Award nominations for Best Cinematography.
The 28th American Society of Cinematographers Awards were held on February 1, 2014, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom, honoring the best cinematographers of film and television in 2013.
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, is an Australian cinematographer who studied at the RMIT University. His most well-known work includes the films Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Lion (2016), Rogue One (2016), and Vice (2018). For his work on Lion (2016), he won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography and a BAFTA Award nomination. In 2020, Fraser won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) for his work on the television series The Mandalorian. He is currently attached to the upcoming film The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves.
Fabian Wagner is a German cinematographer. His roles in the production of the television shows Sherlock and Game of Thrones have earned him two Creative Arts Emmy Award nominations. In 2017, he won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series for his work on the Game of Thrones episode "Battle of the Bastards".
Linus SandgrenFSF, ASC is a Swedish cinematographer, known for his collaborations with directors Damien Chazelle, David O. Russell, Gus Van Sant, and the duo of Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. He is known for his use of unique and unconventional formats, shooting Van Sant's Promised Land in 4-perf Super 35mm 1.3x anamorphic for a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
The 31st American Society of Cinematographers Awards were held on February 4, 2017, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom, honoring the best cinematographers of film and television in 2016.
The 32nd American Society of Cinematographers Awards were held on February 17, 2018, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom, honoring the best cinematographers of film and television in 2017.
The 34th American Society of Cinematographers Awards were held on January 25, 2020, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom, honoring the best cinematographers of film and television in 2019.
Erik Messerschmidt, ASC, is an American cinematographer. He is best known for his collaborations with director David Fincher on the films Mank and Gone Girl, and on the Netflix series Mindhunter. He has also shot episodes of the TV series Fargo, Legion, and Raised by Wolves. His work has been nominated for an Emmy. In April 2021, he won the top ASC award and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Mank.