The American Society of Cinematographers handed out its top prize in feature film visual storytelling to “Dune.” Last year’s winner, Erik Messerschmidt for “Mank,” presented the feature film prize to Greig Fraser.

The 36th Annual ASC Awards ceremony returned to a limited in-person component at the the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood. Debbie Allen served as the night’s host.

Other winners included “Pig,” which won the spotlight award ,and James Laxton, who took home the motion picture, limited series, or pilot made for television award for “The Underground Railroad.”

Rachel Morrison, Stephen Hopkins and Jay Holben were among the cinematographers who presented the honoree awards. Ellen Kuras, ASC received the lifetime achievement award. Peter Levy, ASC, ACS was honored with the career achievement in television award, while John Lindley, ASC was presented with the president’s award and Dan Sasaki was bestowed with the Curtis Clark technical achievement award.

Lindley addressed the crowd of fellow cinematographers and Local 600. He said, “TheASC isn’t a building. It is not prizes. What it is, is a group of artists who dedicate their lives and push the technical and creative boundaries of the art and craft.” He added, “I’m heartened to watch as the ASC expands its outreach and embraces the future, and the partnership between the ASC and Local 600 is a welcome evolution that allows us all to focus on art while protecting the health safety and economic security of the colleagues who support the work of ASC members.”

See the full list of winners below:

Feature Film

Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS for “Dune”

-category sponsored by KESLOW CAMERA


Pat Scola for “Pig”

-category sponsored by PANAVISION


Jessica Beshir for “Faya Dayi”

-category sponsored SONY

Motion Picture, Limited Series, or Pilot Made for Television

James Laxton, ASC for “The Underground Railroad” – Episode: “Chapter 9: Indiana Winter”

-category sponsored by ARRI

Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Non-Commercial

Jon Joffin, ASC for “Titans” – Episode: “Souls”

-category sponsored by PANAVISION

Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Commercial

Tommy Maddox-Upshaw, ASC for “Snowfall” – Episode: “Weight”

-category sponsored by RED DIGITAL CINEMA

Episode of a Half-Hour Television Series

Michael Berlucchi and Marc Carter for “Mythic Quest” – Episode: “Backstory!”

-category sponsored by PICTURE SHOP