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'Boardwalk Empire' leads ASC Awards

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As if HBO needed more nominations under their belt during their already active awards season, the network picked up four nods as part of the American Society of Cinematographers’ Outstanding Achievement Awards, which yesterday announced the contenders in their three television categories.

Boardwalk Empire picked up two nominations in the One-Hour Episodic Television category, Mildred Pierce secured a nod in the Television Movie/Miniseries contest, and the recently axed Bored to Death got a nod in the Half-Hour category.

Boardwalk will face PBS’s Downton Abbey, ABC’s Pan Am, and NBC’s Chase in its category, while Bored to Death faces stiff competition from Modern Family, Californication, Man Up, and R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.

ASC film nominations will be announced Jan. 10, and the awards will be handed out Feb. 12. Full nominations below:

ONE-HOUR EPISODIC TELEVISION SERIES/PILOT

David Franco for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (“To the Lost”)

Jonathan Freeman for Boardwalk Empire (“21”)

David Katznelson for PBS’s Downton Abbey (Pilot)

John Lindley, ASC for ABC’s Pan Am (Pilot)

David Stockton, ASC for NBC’s Chase (“Narco Part 2”)

TELEVISION MOVIE/MINISERIES

Ed Lachman for HBO’s Mildred Pierce

Kevin Moss for Showtime’s Chicago Overcoat

David Moxness for ReelzChannel’s The Kennedys (“Moral Issues and Inner Turmoil”)

Martin Ruhe for PBS’s Page Eight

Wojciech Szepel for PBS’s Any Human Heart (“Episode 2”)

HALF-HOUR EPISODIC SERIES OR PILOT

James Bagdonas for ABC’s Modern Family (“Bixby’s Back”)

Michael Balfry for The Hub’s R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (“Brush With Madness”)

Vanja Cernjul for HBO’s Bored to Death (“Forget the Herring”)

Levie Isaacks for ABC’s Man Up (“Acceptance”)

Michael Weaver for Showtime’s Californication (“Suicide Solution”)