This year’s FUJINON FUJIFILM Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) National Awards was different. It wasn’t so much physically held but instead Zoomed as so many events have been this year. That said, many things remained the same with Ray Martin AM the host and MC and ACS National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS as always very much on hand to help things along. When all was said and done 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.
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. As always our deepest thanks go to FUJINON FUJIFILM and all our ACS sponsors without whom the society wouldn’t be able to carry out the work it does.”
Other winners on the night included Caleb Ware ACS who collected the documentaries award for By the River, Zoe White ACS won the drama series or telefeatures prize for The Handmaid’s Tale and Katie Milwright ACS who won the dramatised documentaries award for Guilty. In the features budgeted below $2 million category Joshua Flavell ACS received the Gold Tripod for Pimped and Chris Bland ACS got the award of distinction for Locusts.
Industry legends Dion Beebe ACS, Roger Lanser ACS and John Wheeler ACS were inducted into the Hall of Fame and Robb Shaw-Velzen ACS won the Ron Windon Award.
ACS National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS concluded, “It is such a great thing for me to witness the ACS Awards at every level and see the looks on the faces of the various recipients. So rewarding, especially for me as the President of this august Society. We all look forward to the coming year and to holding next year’s awards in person again.”
To view the full Zoomed 2020 FUJINON FUJIFILM ACS National Awards go to: https://vimeo.com/418288835