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
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
The Big Short
Hank Corwin, ACE
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Kevin Nolting, ACE
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
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 ”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Mad Men: “Person to Person”
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:
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