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ASC Awards Sets 2023-24 Timeline, Adds Music Video Category

The American Society of Cinematographers has framed the timeline for its 2023-24 ASC Awards.

The 38th annual ceremony is set for Friday, March 3, at The Beverly Hilton and will be livestreamed worldwide. The nominees will be revealed on Wednesday, January 11. See the full timeline below.

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ASC also said today that it is adding a new music video category alongside its traditional awards for feature films, episodic TV and documentaries.

“Since the emergence of the music videos, they have made a profound impact on how we tell stories in contemporary times,” said ASC President Shelly Johnson. “We want to celebrate the cinematographers who set the bar so high, and show us new and innovative ways of storytelling year in and year out.”

Honorary ASC awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and Board of Governors Award, are TBA and also will be presented at the awards ceremony.

Last year’s ASC Awards saw Mandy Walker take the top movie prize for Elvis, marking the first time a woman had won for Theatrical Feature Film. That category’s ASC winner has gone on to win the Academy Award nearly half of the time — 17 times in its 37 years. But Elvis lost the Best Cinematography Oscar to All Quiet on the Western Front.

The Old Man was a double winner on the TV side at the 37th annual ASCs.

Founded in 1919, the American Society of Cinematographers now has more than 420 members who have roots in some 20 countries.

Here are the key dates for the 38th annual ASC Awards:

September 18: Submissions open for all categories
October 31: Music Video and Documentary entries due
November 15: TV entries due
December 4: Theatrical Feature Film entries due     
December 7: TV and Music Video Nominations voting opens
December 14: Theatrical Feature voting opens
January 9: Theatrical Feature, TV and Music Video Nom voting closes (noon PT)
January 11: Nominations announced
January 18: Final voting begins
February 28: Final voting ends
March 3: 38th ASC Awards

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