Saturday, February 8, 2014

American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award Winners

So what did this year's Eddies tells us about the Oscar race? I think it continued to establish Frozen as the clear front runner for Best Animated Feature. They gave 20 Feet From Stardom the first big guild award, and I think it is going to win the Doc Feature prize.  In terms of Best Film Editing and Best Picture, I think it has done nothing but continue to cause chaos. Captain Phillips could easily win the Editing Oscar, but I still Gravity could be the Academy's pick. But with neither 12 Years a Slave or Gravity winning here, but biggest benefactor is American Hustle. Hustle now has the Eddie and SAG, Gravity the PGA and DGA, and 12 Years the PGA and most likely BAFTA next weekend. And Captain Phillips has been strong as well with the WGA and Eddie. I don't think it wins Best Picture, but there is still a lot of love for the film despite the snubs of Hanks and Greengrass. If Gravity had won here, I think it would be send a clear message. But without that win, I think we once again go back to the drawing board in terms of Best Picture.

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
"Captain Phillips"
Christopher Rouse, A.C.E.

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical)
"American Hustle"
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E.

Best Animated Feature Film
Jeff Draheim

Best Edited Documenatary (Feature)"20 Feet from Stardom"
Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes

Best Edited Documentary (Feature)
"The Assassination of President Kennedy"
Chris A. Peterson

Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television
"The Office" - "Finale"
David Rogers & Claire Scanlon

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television 
"Breaking Bad" - "Felina"
Skip MacDonald A.C.E.

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television
"Homeland" - "Big Man in Tehran"
Terry Kelley, A.C.E.

Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television
"Behind the Candelabra"?
Mary Ann Bernard

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series
"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" - "Tokyo"
Nick Brigden

Best Student Editing
Ambar Salinas, Video Symphony

ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award
Paul Greengrass

Lifetime Career Achievement Award
Richard Halsey, A.C.E.
Robert C. Jones

Heritage Award
Randy Roberts, A.C.E.

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