Dictator Score TV Cinematography Wins
Zap2It (February 9, 2004)
The grime and desolation of the Dust Bowl Southwest
and the poverty and desolation of pre-WWII Germany
proved resonant with the members of the American
Society of Cinematographers. "Hitler: The
Rise of Evil" took one prize, while HBO's
"Carnivale" captured two.
Despite tepid ratings
and a mixed critical reception, "Carnivale"
has already been picked up for a second season
and the Depression-era drama became the first
series to take the ASC's top honors for both
television move/miniseries/pilot and episodic
Tami Reiker earned one
of the "Carnivale" awards for shooting
the show's pilot, while Jeff Jur won for the
episode "Pick a Number." It was Reiker's
first ASC award and the second for Jur, who
won last year for the telefilm "Last Call."
CBS' "Hitler: The
Rise of Evil" won for best telefilm on
a network channel. It was Pierre Gill's first
victory after earning a nomination in 2000 for
"Joan of Arcadia."
The television awards
were presented by Carla Gugino, James Caan and
On the feature side,
John Schwartzman pulled off a minor upset, as
the "Seabiscuit" director of photography
topped stiff competition including Andrew Lesnie
for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return
of the King."