CBS leads nominees for Cinematographers prizes

CBS pocketed seven nominations this year in the seventh annual American Society of Cinematographers awards.

There was a three-way tie for second between ABC, NBC and HBO, which received two apiece.

Turner Network Television and Cinemax each had one program nominated.

In episodic television, the nominees are: John C. Flinn III for “Jake and the Fatman,” produced by Viacom for CBS; Ross Maehl for MGM’s “Young Riders” on ABC; Frank Prinzi, “Northern Exposure,” Pipeline Prods., CBS; Michael Watkins, “Quantum Leap,” Universal Television, NBC; and Kenneth D. Zunder, “Brooklyn Bridge,” UBU/Paramount, CBS.

Nominees in the miniseries category are: Michael Longo, “MGM: When the Lion Roars,” Point Blank Prods., TNT; Tom Priestley, “Intruders, Part II,” CBS Entertainment, Dan Curtis Prods., CBS; Reynaldo Villalobos, “Sinatra, Part I,” Warner Bros. Television, CBS; Kees Van Oostrum, “Burden of Proof,” Mike Robe Prods., ABC; and Roy Wagner, “Drug Wars, Part I,” ZZY Prods., NBC.

Nominees in the telefilm category are: Paul Elliott, “Citizen Cohn,” W.A.C. Prods., HBO; Johnny Jensen, “An American Story,” Hallmark Hall of Fame Prods., CBS; Larry Revene, “Affairs of the Heart,” Private Screenings Prods., Cinemax; Richard Rawlings Jr., “When Nobody Would Listen,” Papazian-Hirsch, CBS; and Vilmos Zsigmond, “Stalin,” HBO Prods., HBO.

The awards event will be held Feb. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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