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Oscar Race Heats Up Tonight with SAG Awards, “Big Short,” “Mad Max” Win Editing Prizes

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Tonight’s SAG Awards are only two hours long, but they’re going to be hot. The Oscar race is still all over the place, so which ever film achieves Best Ensemble tonight should move closer to Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Last night, “Mad Max” and “The Big Short” won Best Edited features, drama and comedy respectively, at the annual ACE (American Cinema Editors) Eddie Awards. They were not the films you might think of first for editing, but the momentum in town is going their way. “Inside Out” won for animated feature.

Tonight, “Spotlight,” which I think should be Best Picture, and was chosen by the Broadcast Critics, faces its climactic moment in the awards race. If it loses Best Ensemble to “The Big Short,” then Tom McCarthy’s beautifully made saga of how Boston Globe reporters uncovered a massive pedophilia scandal in the church could be in jeopardy. I hope not.

As for “Mad Max,” good grief, it’s the Donald Trump of the Oscar race.

66th ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARD WINNERS

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Mad Max: Fury Road
Margaret Sixel

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
The Big Short
Hank Corwin, ACE

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Inside Out
Kevin Nolting, ACE


BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):

Amy
Chris King

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst “A Body in the Bay”

Zac Stuart-Pontier, Richard Hankin, ACE, Caitlyn Greene, Shelby Siegel

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
Inside Amy Schumer: “12 Angry Men
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Nick Paley

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Mad Men: “Person to Person”
Tom Wilson

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
House of Cards: “Chapter 39”
Lisa Bromwell, ACE

BEST EDITED LONGFORM (MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE) FOR TELEVISION:
Bessie
Brian A. Kates, ACE

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: “Bay Area”
Hunter Gross, ACE

BEST STUDENT EDITING:
Chris Dold – University of North Carolina, School of the Arts

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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