Caleb Deschanel, “The Passion of the Christ”
Key Credits: “The Black Stallion,” “The Right Stuff,” “The Natural”
Awards Pedigree: ASC Award (“The Patriot”), two previous ASC noms; five Oscar noms; National Society of Film Critics award (“Being There,” “The Black Stallion”)

Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron, “Collateral”
Key Credits: “Holy Smoke,” “Charlotte Gray,” “Chicago,” (Beebe) “Man on Fire,” “Swordfish,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds,” (Cameron)
Awards Pedigree: Los Angeles Film Critics award (“Collateral”); first ASC nom for both; one previous Oscar nom (Beebe)

Bruno Delbonnel, “A Very Long Engagement”
Key Credits: “Amelie,” “The Cat’s Meow”
Awards Pedigree: European Film Award (“Amelie”); two Oscar noms, one previous ASC nom

Pawel Edelman, “Ray”
Key Credits: “The Pianist,” “Kroniki Domowi,” “Pan Tadeusz”
Awards Pedigree: Cesar, European Film Award (“The Pianist”); one Oscar nom; one previous ASC nom

Robert Richardson, “The Aviator”
Key Credits: “Kill Bill: Vols. 1, 2” “Casino,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Platoon”
Awards Pedigree: Oscar for “JFK,” four Oscar noms, six previous ASC noms


David Boyd, “Deep Water” from “Deadwood”
Key Credits: “Threat Matrix,” “Without a Trace”
Awards Pedigree: First ASC nom

Thomas Del Ruth, “Gaza” from “The West Wing”
Key Credits: Features “Stand by Me, “The Breakfast Club,” TV series “ER,” “The X-Files”
Awards Pedigree: Won two Emmys and four ASC awards, all for “West Wing”

Nathan Hope, “Down the Drain” from “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
Key Credits: Feature “Who’s
Your Daddy,” TV series
Awards Pedigree: First ASC nom

Chris Manley, “A Man a Mile” from “CSI: NY”
Key Credits: Features “The Big Empty,” “Dahmer,” “The Stickup”
Awards Pedigree: Won an Emmy for “The Phantom Eye”

Alik Sakharov, “Long Term Parking” from “The Sopranos”
Key Credits: TV series “Rome” and “Sex and the City”
Awards Pedigree: First ASC nom TV Movie/Miniseries/Pilot (Network Television)

Larry Fong, “Lost” Pilot (ABC)
Key Credits: Features “Cape of Good Hope,” “Cost of Living”
Awards Pedigree: First ASC nom

Jonathan Freeman, “Homeland Security” (NBC)
Key Credits: Miniseries “Taken,” TV series pilots “Rescue Me” and “The Jury”
Awards Pedigree: Three previous ASC noms

Michael Goi, “Judas” (ABC)
Key Credits: TV Movie “The Fixer,” feature “Funky Monkey”
Awards Pedigree: One previous ASC nom

Clark Mathis, “Medical Investigation” Pilot (NBC)
Key Credits: TV series pilot, “Birds of Prey”
Awards Pedigree: One previous ASC nom

Kramer Morgenthau, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” (ABC)
Key Credits: TV series “Blind Justice,” feature “Godsend”
Awards Pedigree: First ASC nom

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Alan Caso, “Frankenstein” pilot (Hallmark Channel)
Key Credits: TV series “Joan of Arcadia,” “Six Feet Under”
Awards Pedigree: ASC Award for “George Wallace”; three previous Emmy noms

Robbie Greenberg, “Iron Jawed Angels” (HBO)
Key Credits: Features “A Guy Thing” and “Save the Last Dance”
Awards Pedigree: Two ASC Awards and two Emmys for “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” and “Winchell”

Peter Levy, “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers” (HBO)
Key Credits: TV series “24” and “Without a Trace,” feature “Predator 2”
Awards Pedigree: One previous ASC nom

Ben Nott, “Salem’s Lot” (TNT)
Key Credits: TV movies “Counterstrike” and “The Outsider”
Awards Pedigree: First ASC nom

Kees Van Oostrum, “Spartacus” (USA Cable Network)
Key Credits: Miniseries “Medusa’s Child” and “The Burden of Proof,” feature “Gods and Generals”
Awards Pedigree: ASC Award for “Return to Lonesome Dove,” two Emmy noms

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