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'Skyfall's Deakins wins American Society of Cinematographers Award

February 11, 2013|By Susan King
  • Roger Deakins won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for the James Bond blockbuster "Skyfall."
Roger Deakins won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for the… (Francois Duhamel )

Roger Deakins won the 27th American Society of Cinematographers Award for outstanding achievement in feature film for "Skyfall" on Sunday evening.

Deakins previously won the ASC Award 18 years ago for "The Shawshank Redemption" and six years ago for "No Country for Old Men."

The cinematographer, who earned his 10th Academy Award nomination for "Skyfall," has never won an Oscar. Perhaps the ASC win will boost his chances to finally win the elusive Academy Award.

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Earlier Sunday, "Skyfall" won the BAFTA for best British film.

For the first time in ASC history, there was a tie in the one-hour television episodic category. Balazs Bolygo won for his work on the "Mort" episode of Cinemax's "The Hunted" and Kramer Moregenthau earned the award for "The North Remembers" installment of HBO's " "Game of Thrones." 

Florian Hoffmeister took home the ASC award in the television movie/miniseries category for PBS' "Great Expectations" and Bradford Lipson won in the half-hour TV category for the "Truth" episode of FX's "Wilfred."

Dean Semler, Rodney Charters, Robby Muller and Curtis Clark received special honors during the ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

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