At the Eddie Awards, for film editing:
“Bohemian Rhapsody” and “The Favourite” garnered the Best Edited Feature Dramatic and Comedy while “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” took the Animated prize. “Atlanta” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” “Bodyguard,” and “Killing Eve,” took home the TV awards.
The editors came out of their edit bays for one night to the famed Beverly Hilton International Ballroom. Filled with Oscar nominees including Spike Lee, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron and more, the vibe was non-jaded, not usual in that room especially, with a quirky funny host, Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob.
While wanting to go a bit racy, Tom remarked, “I can’t be swearing SpongeBob tonight; Viacom will send a Swat team of lawyers like [the ones who went to] Roger Stone’s house.” Sincerity was present as kudos were paid to Anthony Bourdain, his CNN show won, and more huzzahs went the winning docu award, “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Head.”
Octavia Spencer gave her “Shape of Water” director Guillermo del Toro the Golden Eddie. Game Guillermo explained his stomach ailment as “as assassination attempt by a piece of chicken on a salad I ate with Jim Cameron on Tuesday.” He praised editors by saying, “an editor recognizes the movie when it goes by, stops it and talks to it.” He went on to quip that meetings in the industry are often times in a three-piece suit but editors and cinematographers are “the people that you meet in your curlers, your pajamas and with morning breath.”
The editors have a pretty good hitting average when predicting the Best Picture Oscar; they’ve predicted 17 of the past 28 winners.
Here is the complete list of winners at the 69th annual ACE Eddie Awards:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman, ACE
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY)
The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Robert Fisher, Jr.
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
Free Solo, Bob Eisenhardt, ACE
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Bodyguard: “Episode 1”, Steve Singleton
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Killing Eve: “Nice Face”, Gary Dollner, ACE
BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Simone”, Kate Sanford, ACE
BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Atlanta: “Teddy Perkins”, Kyle Reiter
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (NON-THEATRICAL)
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, Greg Finton, ACE & Poppy Das, ACE
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION
Escape at Dannemora: “Better Days”, Malcolm Jamieson & Geoffrey Richman ACE
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – “West Virginia” Hunter Gross, ACE
STUDENT COMPETITION WINNER
Marco Gonzalez – Boston University