'Outlander' nominated for 2018 ASC award

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'Outlander'
A poster of Starz TV series "Outlander." Outlander/ Facebook

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated Alasdair Walker for an award for his work in “Outlander” season 3's premiere episode. The cast members of the show and the producers have congratulated Walker for being nominated for this prestigious award.

Walker is the director of photography of the popular time-travelling TV series. According to a report by Deadline, the cinematographer has been nominated for Best Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television.

The other cinematographers nominated in the same category are Gonzalo Amat for “The Man in the High Castle,” Adriano Goldman for “The Crown,” and Robert McLachlan and Gregory Middleton for “Game of Thrones.”

Production designer Jon Gary Steele congratulated Walker and the other nominees. Cast member Caitriona Balfe and co-executive producer Maril Davis also offered their congratulations (see below).

The nomination is for the premiere episode of “Outlander” season 3. It focused on the Battle of Culloden, the last battle between the British and the Highlanders in the 1700s. There was also a flash-forward sequence of the protagonist Claire living with her first husband in 1960s Boston.

The first few episodes of season 3 involved the lives of Jamie and Claire, separated by both time and distance. The two characters were pining for each other at that point.

Meanwhile, Heughan shared a video message online thanking fans for all the greeting cards and gifts they sent him. The actor is slowly going through all these gifts for Christmas and the New Year.

The cast and crew were on a long Christmas and New Year break, and they are now back on set to continue filming “Outlander” season 4. A quarter of the filming has already been completed, and the show is set to return sometime later this year.

Credit: Sam Heughan/Twitter