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Captain Philips, American Hustle win ACE Eddie Awards

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Best Edited Feature Drama Captain Philips, Christopher Rouse Best Edited Feature Comedy/Musical American Hustle Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten Best Edited Animated Feature Frozen, Jeff Draheim Best Edited Documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes Golden Eddie Award Paul Greengrass Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for TV Behind the Candelabra, Mary Ann Bernard

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Ace Eddie Awards Preview and Predictions

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Tonight’s Ace Eddie awards (Editors Guild) will test the power of Gravity – does it have massive pull to continue to dominate this awards season? That will show up tonight when the editors hand out their prize.  DGA + Eddie is a powerful combination, as is SAG ensemble + Eddie if American Hustle wins in the comedy category.   Gravity is expected to win tonight – should any other film…

ACE Eddie Nominations!

ACE Eddie Nominations!

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NOMINEES FOR 64th ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): 12 Years a Slave, Joe Walker Captain Phillips, Chris Rouse, A.C.E. Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón & Mark Sanger Her, Eric Zumbrunnen, A.C.E. & Jeff Buchanan Saving Mr. Banks, Mark Livolsi, A.C.E. BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL): American Hustle, Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E.   August: Osage County, Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E.  Inside Llewyn Davis, Roderick…

Ace Eddie Preview

Ace Eddie Preview

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Tomorrow, the Editors Guild announce their nominees.  The Eddie is so intertwined with Best Picture that it’s nearly impossible to win without having an Eddie nod.  The editors nomination at the Oscars is also crucial to the Best Picture win, almost even more than director (not quite) or screenplay. Predictions for the Eddie fall into two categories – drama and comedy/musical.  You probably aren’t going to see many surprises. I’m…

Argo and Silver Linings win Ace Eddies, Les Mis and Brave take Cinema Audio Society awards

Argo and Silver Linings win Ace Eddies, Les Mis and Brave take Cinema Audio Society awards

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ACE Eddie Winners: ARGO, Best Edited Feature Drama, William Goldenberg SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, Best Edited Feature Comedy, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, Best Edited Documentary, Malik Bendjelloul BRAVE, Best Edited Animated Feature, Nicholas C. Smith CAS Winners: Les Miserables – Sound Mixing, Live Action Brave – Sound Mixing, Animated: Full list of ACE Eddiewinners in all categories, after the cut. Nominees for both after the cut. You…

Steven Spielberg Named Filmmaker of the Year by the Editors Society

Steven Spielberg Named Filmmaker of the Year by the Editors Society

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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…

Ace Eddie Nominees!

Ace Eddie Nominees!

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NOMINEES FOR 62nd ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): The Descendants Kevin Tent, A.C.E. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter, A.C.E. Hugo Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E. Moneyball Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E. War Horse Michael Kahn, A.C.E.   BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL): The Artist Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius Bridesmaids William Kerr & Michael L. Sale Midnight in Paris Alisa Lepselter My…

ACE Eddie nominees!

ACE Eddie nominees!

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BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): Black Swan, Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E. The Fighter, Pamela Martin Inception, Lee Smith, A.C.E. The King‚Äôs Speech, Tariq Anwar The Social Network, Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL): Alice in Wonderland, Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E. Easy A, Susan Littenberg The Kids Are All Right, Jeffrey M. Werner Made in Dagenham, Michael Parker Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Jonathan Amos &…

RIP Dede Allen

RIP Dede Allen

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The editing master, Dede Allen, has passed way at 86 years old. In an obit in the LA Times, Bonnie and Clyde director Arthur Penn said of Allen: “She was just an extraordinary collaborator, and in the course of editing that film, I came to develop confidence in Dede … Indeed, she wasn’t an editor, she was a constructionist.” The Times says of Allen: Allen was the first film editor…

Why Avatar Lost the Oscar

Why Avatar Lost the Oscar

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I was planning on leaving this alone but the web chatter, and even a Facebook page dedicated to what will no doubt go down as a race similar to Star Wars vs. Annie Hall. What I can abide is the phony uproar reaching a fever pitch online. It’s because she’s a woman! It’s because they wanted to tell Jim Cameron to eff off! It’s because of all the divorced wives…