BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): Argo, William Goldenberg, A.C.E. Life of Pi, Tim Squyres, A.C.E. Lincoln, Michael Kahn, A.C.E. Skyfall, Stuart Baird, A.C.E. Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E. and William Goldenberg, A.C.E. (Comedy Musical, Documentary and Animated cats after the cut) BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL): The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Chris Gill Les Misérables, Melanie Ann Oliver & Chris Dickens, A.C.E. Moonrise Kingdom, Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E. Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. & Crispin Struthers Ted, Jeff Freeman, A.C.E. BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Brave, Nicolas C. Smith, A.C.E. Frankenweenie, Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E. & Mark Solomon Rise of the Guardians, Joyce Arrastia Wreck-It Ralph, Tim Mertens BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE): Samsara, Ron Fricke & Mark Magidson Searching for Sugar Man . Malik Bendjelloul West of Memphis, Billy McMillin Universal City, CA, Jan. 11 –American Cinema Editors (ACE) today announced nominations for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during ACE’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actor / Comedian David Cross (“Arrested Development”) will serve as the Master of Ceremonies that evening. Next week ACE will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree and two Career Achievement honorees. Final Ballots will be mailed on January 23 and voting ends on February 8. The Blue Ribbon panels where judging for all television categories and the documentary film category take place January 27. Projects in the aforementioned categories are viewed and judged by panels comprised of professional editors (all ACE members). All 700+ ACE members vote during the final balloting of the ACE Eddies, including active members, life members, affiliate members and honorary members. The ACE Eddie Awards is considered an integral precursor to the Oscars®. No film has won Best Picture at the Oscars® without also having received at least a Best Editing nomination since ORDINARY PEOPLE in 1981. Since the ACE membership boasts a very high crossover within its membership of Academy® members, it represents a very accurate bellwether for the eventual Oscar® outcome.