The American Cinema Editors gave out their awards tonight in Hollywood. They choose “Argo” for best dramatic film, “Silver Linings Playbook” for best comedy/musical, and “Brave” for animated feature. “Searching for Sugar Man” won best documentary. And so you see the Oscar race narrow because you have the best edited film, you potentially have the Best Film. Tonight (Sunday) brings the Writers Guild Awards. And then we enter Oscar week. The ACE Awards knock out “Lincoln,” “Les Miz,” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” all great movies. But I think that’s it for that illustrious trio. Oscar ballots must be returned by 5pm on Tuesday February 19th.
A full list of winners follows:
63RD ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARD WINNERS
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
William Goldenberg, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Silver Linings Playbook
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. and Crispin Struthers
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (ANIMATED)
Nicholas C. Smith, A.C.E. & Robert Grahamjones, A.C.E
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Searching for Sugar Man
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):
American Masters – Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
Pamela Scott Arnold
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
Nurse Jackie: “Handle Your Scandal”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Breaking Bad: “Dead Freight”
Skip MacDonald A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
The Newsroom: “We Just Decided To (Pilot)”
Anne McCabe, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Walter Murch, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Frozen Planet: “Ends of the Earth”
Andy Netley & Sharon Gillooly
Michael Smith – AFI
AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS
AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS (ACE) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.
The objectives and purposes of the AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.
ACE produces several annual events including EditFest (a weekend editing festival in the summer), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (annual panel of Oscar® nominated editors), and the ACEEddie Awards, now in its 63rd year, recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.