'Game of Thrones,' 'Westworld,' 'Outlander' Lead ASC TV Nominees
American Society of Cinematographers also nominate episodes of "Gotham," "The Night Of," "Preacher"

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its television nominees for the 31st annual Outstanding Achievement Awards.

“Game of Thrones” is the only show nominated for more than one award, both in the Regular Series for Non-Commercial Television category, for the episodes “Book of the Stranger” and “Battle of the Bastards.” The other nominees in the category are “Penny Dreadful,” “House of Cards” and “Outlander.”

In the Regular Series for Commercial Television category, “Mr. Robot,” “Preacher,” “Underground,” “Gotham” and “Manhattan” will be competing for the top prize, while in Movie, Miniseries or Pilot for Television, “Harley and the Davidsons,” “Westworld,” “The Night Of,” “The Exorcist” and “All the Way” are all nominated.

Winners will be revealed at an annual ceremony on Feb. 4, 2017. See the full list of nominations below.

Regular Series for Non-Commercial Television
John Conroy for Penny Dreadful, “The Day Tennyson Died” (SHOWTIME)
David Dunlap for House of Cards, “Chapter 45” (NETFLIX)
Anette Haellmigk for Game of Thrones, “Book of the Stranger” (HBO)
Neville Kidd for Outlander, “Prestonpans” (STARZ)
Fabian Wagner, BSC for Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (HBO)


AMC’s Preacher + DC/Vertigo’s Preacher: The (un)Holy Trinity comes to life.

“ One look at their faces, and I could tell the Good Lord was using my prayers to wipe his ass.” - Jesse Custer, The Time of the Preacher


Ruth Negga Lands Female Lead In AMC Pilot ‘Preacher

“Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ruth Negga has been cast as the female lead in Preacher, AMC’s drama pilot based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic. 

The project, from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Negga) — Jesse’s former and only true love — and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God. ”

Read the whole article at deadline

Admin notes: Jane Ruth Negga is in fact of Ethiopian-Irish descent.