Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards 2020: winners

Cinematography work on No Activity, Seven News, Foreign Correspondent and even The Handmaid’s Tale were recognised at the Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards this week.

Ray Martin hosted the event which was Zoomed this year.

ACS National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS said, “The National Awards is the pinnacle for the ACS members, and there is nothing better than the reward you receive by being recognised by your peers, it is without doubt, the best pat on the back you can receive. Heartiest congratulations to Nick Matthews and all the nominees and the recipients.”

Nick Matthews ACS won the Milli and was named Australian cinematographer of the year for his work on Hotel Mumbai. He also collected the Gold Tripod for features budgeted above $2 million.

TV and related winners:

John Bowring ACS TV Station Breaks & Promos
Gold Tripod: Tony Luu ACS – The Voice promo

Syd Wood ACS Local & National News
Gold Tripod: Arron Hage ACS – Snowy Mountains fly fishing (Seven Network News)

Neil Davis International News
Gold Tripod: Joel Lawrence ACS – The Battle for Hong Kong

Current Affairs
Gold Tripod: Tom Bannigan ACS – Foreign Correspondent, The Oasis (ABC)

Entertainment & TV Magazine
Gold Tripod: Chris Lewis ACS – Burringurrah

Documentaries
Gold Tripod: Caleb Ware ACS – By the River

Ron Taylor AM ACS Wildlife & Nature
Gold Tripod: Edward Salter ACS and Daniel Hunter ACS – Hostile Planet (Jungles: Bats vs Crocs)

Serial TV & Comedy Series
AD: Judd Overton ACS – No Activity series 2 episode 8

Drama Series & Telefeatures
Gold Tripod: Zoe White ACS – The Handmaid’s Tale series 3, episode 11 – Liars

Ron Windon Award
Robb Shaw-Velzen ACS

Hall of Fame
Dion Beebe ACS, ASC
Roger Lanser ACS
John Wheeler ACS

The ceremony can be viewed here.

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