Monday, January 4, 2016

The 66th American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award Nominations

The biggest surprise? No Spotlight! This is huge, because the last film to win Best Picture without an Eddie nomination was Driving Miss Daisy. Also the smaller films like Carol, Room, Trumbo, and Brooklyn, as well as outside contenders such as The Hateful Eight, Creed, and Straight Outta Compton missed as well. The biggest winners here? First is Star Wars of course. In its first guild award since it premiered, it beat out some stiff competition. Sicario's appearance here, combined with its nice showing at the Critics Choice Awards keeps it in the conversation outside of Roger Deakins potential nomination. Finally, Joy's appearance in the comedy category is an interesting nod. Many folks, including me, thought that Joy would be one of the year's biggest contenders. But dampened reviews have hurt its chances in a competitive year. The Eddie nomination proves that the industry has not forgotten David O. Russell's latest, and it could be one to watch for in the next ten days.

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Edited Feature Film
The Big Short
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Best Edited Animated Feature Film
Inside Out
The Good Dinosaur
Best Edited Documentary (Feature)
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
He Named Me Malala
The Wrecking Crew

Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television
Inside Amy Schumer "12 Angry Men"

Silicon Valley "Two Days of the Condor"
Veep "Election Night"

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television
Better Call Saul "Five-O"
Better Call Saul “Uno”
Fargo “Did You Do This? No, You Did It!”
The Good Wife “Restrain”
Mad Men “Person to Person”

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television
Game of Thrones "The Dance of Dragons"
Game of Thrones "Hardhome"
Homeland “The Tradition of Hospitality”
House of Cards “Chapter 39”
The Knick “Wonderful Surprises”

Best Edited Longform (Miniseries or Motion Picture) for Television
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
Orange is the New Black: “Trust No Bitch” (90 minute episode)

Best Edited Documentary (Television)
Keith Richards: Under the Influence                              
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst "Chapter 1"

The Seventies: The United State vs. Nixon

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown “Bay Area”
Deadliest Catch “Zero Hour”
Whale Wars "The Darkest Hour"

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