Last year’s recipient, Alexander Payne for The Descendants, which also won editing. However, Argo is expected to win the Eddie. Michael Kahn himself has received the Golden Eddie.

Award winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 16, 2013 .

“Steven Spielberg is a cinematic treasure,” stated the ACE Board of Directors. “For over four decades he has been moving audiences around the world with his unique, powerful brand of storytelling. As one of the most successful directors in history, he has brought us beloved films, which have not only delighted us but have been indelibly woven into our cultural fabric. Throughout it all, he has worked side by side with the great Michael Kahn, A.C.E., forming a director-editor partnership that has lasted decades. It is our pleasure to recognize him with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor, especially in a year where he has, once again, created a masterpiece with his latest film, Lincoln.”

Bravo, Mr. Spielberg and Mr. Kahn. Well deserved accolade.

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  • CJ

    So the Editors and writers both honor Lincoln’s creative team. I wonder if this is some sort of consolation gift, or if it means the film is stronger than the last couple of weeks would indicate.

  • Pierre de Plume

    That’s the big question, CJ.

  • IP OP

    YES! —surely Spielberg is keeping TRUTH and BEAUTY
    —unfolding reality itself —–filmier than ever before!


  • ben

    If Lincoln could take WGA and ACE, it would make an intriguing parallel with Braveheart in 1995…

  • Haggar

    Zero Dark Thirty and Life of Pi are the front runners in the editing categories for me. Ww’ll see how it goes.

  • mecid

    Well if ACE calls Lincoln masterpiece they shouldn’t have any alternative option. Lincoln for the win!

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