Is the Starz Network on a par with HBO? Judging by the American Society of Cinematographers’ TV nominations for its 28th annual kudofest, visually, at least, the decade-old premium cabler is serving up some tasty originals, with three noms to match HBO’s total.
Starz Net was represented by episodes of “Magic City” (shot by d.p. Steven Bernstein) in the one-hour episodic category, as well as two in the TV movie/mini-series column: “The White Queen” (David Luther) and “Dancing on the Edge” (Ashley Rowe).
Also vying for one-hour episodic are David Franco, Jonathan Freeman and Anette Haellmigk for HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and two different episodes of “Game of Thrones,” respectively. Pierre Gill (Showtime’s “The Borgias”), David Greene (CW’s “Beauty and the Beast”), Kramer Morgenthau (Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow”) and Ousama Rawi (NBC’s “Dracula”).
Rounding out the TV movie/mini category is Jeremy Benning (National Geographic Channel’s “Killing Lincoln”).
The three nominees in half-hour episodic are Peter Levy (Showtime’s “House of Lies”), Matthew J. Lloyd (Amazon’s “Alpha House”) and Blake McClure (Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”).
The winners will be named at the organization’s gala Feb. 1, at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.