Society of Camera Operators: Lifetime Achievement Awards 2013

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Camera Operator of the Year Nominees Announced

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2013 Camera Operator of the Year for Film and the Camera Operator of the Year for Television Awards.  These awards are two of the highlights of the 21st Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by the SOC.

The 2013 nominees for Camera Operator of the Year in Film are:

·         Mitch Dubin, SOC for LINCOLN (Dreamworks)

·         Peter Robertson, ACO, SOC for Anna Karenina (Focus Features)

·         Colin Anderson, SOC for The Master (The Weinstein Company)

·         Lukasz Bielan, SOC for Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)

·         Duane C. Manwiller for The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)


The 2013 nominees for Camera Operator of the Year in Television are:

·         Nick Davidoff, SOC for Homeland (Showtime)

·         Tony Gaudioz for House (FOX)

·         Jeff Muhlstock, SOC for Smash (NBC)

·         Chris Murphy for Newsroom (HBO)

·         Andrew Voegeli for Breaking Bad (AMC)

For feature films, Colin Anderson, SOC, the nominee from The Master, was a previous SOC Camera Operator of the Year “CAMMY” award winner for the year 2011 for the Ben Affleck directed film The Town.  Mitch Dubin, SOC is a previous nominee for his work on Steven Spielberg’s War Horse in 2012. 

On the TV side, Tony Gaudioz was a previous nominee for his work on Fox’s House at the 2010 awards. All of the other nominees for both film and television are first time honorees. 

“The films and television projects that our Society members have nominated for these two awards are distinguished in the fact that they are pictures and programs that have the camera operation authored by a talented camera operator,” notes David Frederick, SOC as he prepares his sixth SOC Lifetime Awards production.

“Our specific craft is elegantly delineated as a valuable contribution to these projects, carried out through the knowing eye and intuitive hands of a professional camera operator. This is something that we proudly salute.”

Chris Tufty, SOC President adds, “The exciting moment of the night occurs when the “envelope is opened” and the Camera Operators of the Year are declared winners.  We have two categories, one in Film and the other in Television.  None of the nominees are aware of the outcome, so the electricity and expectations are high!  What fun!”

Previously, the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced the recipients of its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Awards.  These awards recognize individuals and works that have exemplified a lifetime of the finest standards of camera operating and the role of the camera operator and allied fields in the motion picture and television industry.  These Life Achievement Awards will be  presented the same night in front of the black tie audience of film and television industry luminaries. 

The SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards will take place March 9th at The Leonard Goldenson Theatre at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood, California.