In a bit of a surprise tonight, the American Society of Cinematographers gave their top award to Cold War over Roma, both black and white films with gorgeous photography, but Roma was expected to prevail in this category. I think it still will at the Oscars- the ASC has only a 50% hit rate with the Academy lately. Meanwhile, the USC Scripter dinner was held tonight and the prize for screenplay (along with its source material) went to Leave No Trace, a film not even nominated for screenplay at the Oscars. This almost always goes with the Oscar winner for adapted screenplay, but obviously that won’t be happening this year. Spike Lee is expected to come out on top and finally win his first competitive Oscar for BlacKkKlansman- as long as it wins that WGA award next weekend, things look pretty set for that to happen easily.