The ASC Board of Governors Award was presented to Jeff Bridges by actor-stuntman Loyd Catlett for his significant and indelible contributions to cinema. It is the only ASC Award not given to a cinematographer and is reserved for filmmakers who have been champions for directors of photography and the visual art form. Bridges has earned numerous accolades including Academy Award® nominations for his performances in “Hell or Highwater,” “True Grit,” “The Contender,” “Starman,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” and “The Last Picture Show.” He took home the Oscar® for lead actor for his portrayal of Bad Blake in Scott Cooper’s “Crazy Heart.” Bridges took a photo of the crowd with his Widelux camera and thanked the many cinematographers he worked with over the years.
The ASC Career Achievement in Television Award was presented to Jeffrey Jur, ASC by director John Dahl. Jur has received numerous accolades for his wide range of television credits. He collected Emmy® Awards for his artistry on HBO’s “Carnivale” and “Bessie.” Jur’s work has also been recognized by the ASC, having won Outstanding Achievement Awards for the Showtime movie “Last Call” and “Carnivale.” Jur said, “Thank you, ASC for this incredible honor. I’m so proud to be a part of this society, and it means so much to be recognized by my peers - especially on its 100th anniversary.”
The ASC Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Robert Richardson, ASC and presented by frequent collaborator, writer-director Quentin Tarantino. Richardson’s extensive career has spanned nearly four decades and counting. Along the way, he has garnered three Academy Awards® for his cinematography on “Hugo,” “The Aviator,” and “JFK,” in addition to six Oscar® nominations “The Hateful Eight, “Django Unchained,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Snow Falling on Cedars”,” Born on the Fourth of July,” and “Platoon”. He has worked alongside some of the most renowned directors in cinema, including Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino. Said Richardson, “It has taken many decades to stand before you now and what an honor it is to be with such a celebrated and gifted audience. The journey is as much about survival as it is about success. My life is crowded with the kindness of strangers and standing on the shoulders of giants.”