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The world's top cinematographers gathered Sunday February 12th at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom as the American Society of Cinematographers met in a black tie gala to celebrate their 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration.

Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; Michael Weaver, ASC; and Martin Ruhe claimed top honors in the four competitive categories. Lubezki won the ASC Award feature film award for The Tree of Life. For the second straight year, Freeman earned top accolades in the one-hour television episodic category for HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Weaver was the inaugural recipient of the half-hour television episodic category for Showtime's Californication, and Ruhe won the TV movie/miniseries award for PBS' Page Eight.

Last year, Wally Pfister, ASC, BSC won the ASC feature film award for Inception, and went on to take home the Oscar as well.

To read all about the other honored award winners and special achievement recognitions, the celebrity presenters and the night's festivities, you can read the news at the ASC website at:

Read the full ASC Official News Announcement at the ASC website

And while you are there, subscribe to AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER, the flagship of the American Society of Cinematographers. You can find all the details by visiting www.ascmag.com/store/home.php?cat=291 where subscriptions are as low as $14.95.

Here in the COW site you can also read Debra Kaufman's look at the life and career of

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Dante Spinotti, ASC

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