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Oscar Race Sharpens as Film Editors Award “Argo” and “Silver Linings”

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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)

Argo

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)

Brave

Nicholas C. Smith, A.C.E. & Robert Grahamjones, A.C.E

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):

Searching for Sugar Man

Malik Bendjelloul

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” 

Gary Levy

 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

 

STUDENT COMPETITION

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.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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