Actor Gregory Peck hosts the first ASC Awards ceremony. Also pictured are (from left) ASC members Howard Schwartz, Leonard South, Michael Margulies and Harry Wolf.
The ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography salute stellar work in theatrical features, television projects and student films, and also honor select cinematographers and other filmmakers for their career achievements.
The awards were created in 1986 by ASC members Michael Margulies and Woody Omens, and at the inaugural ceremony, held at the Clubhouse, just one award was given: to Jordan Cronenweth, ASC, for the theatrical release Peggy Sue Got Married.
Today, ASC Awards are bestowed on cinematographers in several competitive categories, and the black-tie ceremony attracts more than a thousand people from around the world — filmmakers, friends, sponsors and other honored guests.