I absolutely hate the awards season, not because it's a time when people get honors they deserve, but because the only reason somebody visits a site like mine is for news on the latest awards. That's what the next few weeks are going to be like, and we haven't even gotten to the ones that people really care about. The Critics Choice Awards are this Friday, and then we've got the Golden Globes on Sunday, and then I'm heading back to school. I am going to try to put through more 2011 relative news in the next few days, but it's mostly going to be fueled by the guild awards and such. So I don't really care too much about the mild surprises of the ASC nominations, of which the only real shockers are that The King's Speech and The Social Network made it in. The King's Speech does seem like a stretch, given there were a few times I felt they could've chosen better shots. Everything else that made it is well deserving like Inception and Black Swan, whose cinematography keeps getting better upon follow up visits.
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Motion Pictures
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”