Vittorio Storaro will receive the American Society of Cinematographers’ (ASC) Lifetime Achievement Award — a noteworthy honor given once annually to a cinematographer “whose body of work has made an important and enduring impression on the art of filmmaking.” The award presentation will occur on [ February 18th, 2001 ] at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles as a part of the ASC Awards evening.
Storaro has received Oscar statues for his beautiful cinematography in “Apocalypse Now,” “Reds,” and “The Last Emperor”. He was also nominated, but did not receive the year’s Oscar, for his lenswork on “Dick Tracy”. What makes Storaro’s story special is that, unlike the handful of other cinematographers who have accrued 4 Oscar nods out of work on around 100 Oscar-eligible films, Storaro has only worked on 20-25 films that have qualified for the Academy’s consideration — many of his earler films were made in Europe and were not contenders.
For more on the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the history of the American Society of Cinematographers, see the [ the American Society of Cinematographers website. ]