The White Ribbon earns top prize
Director Michael Haneke's drama The White Ribbon scooped top honours from the American Society Of Cinematographers.
The group's feature film award went to cinematographer Christian Berger for the movie, which is Haneke's study of a small German town beset by mysterious violence on the eve of World War I.
The German drama - which has picked up a host of awards in recent weeks - won out over a field that included Avatar, The Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds.
At the Academy Awards on March 7, The White Ribbon is competing against those same three films plus Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.