This morning, the American Cinema Editors guild (ACE) announced the nominees for their 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries, with the same five movies that received Oscar nominations for film editing yesterday being mentioned. The winner will be announced in a ceremony hosted by David Cross on Saturday, February 16.
The five movies nominated in the Dramatic category for Best Edited Feature Film were:
All of them received Oscar nominations, joined by Skyfall.
David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook was the only movie in the Comedy or Musical category to receive an Oscar nod as well as an ACE Eddie nomination, joined by…
Four animated movies received nominations:
The full press release and list of nominees including the television shows that received nominations can be read below:
American Cinema Editors (ACE) today announced nominations for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during ACEs annual black-tie awards ceremony on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actor / Comedian David Cross (Arrested Development) will serve as the Master of Ceremonies that evening. Next week ACE will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree and two Career Achievement honorees.
The ACE Eddie Award nominees in nine categories are listed below. A tie in the Best Animated Feature Film category resulted in four nominees this year instead of three.
NOMINEES FOR 63rd ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Silver Linings Playbook
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Rise of the Guardians
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Searching for Sugar Man
West of Memphis
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):
American Masters – Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
The Dust Bowl – Episode 1: The Great Plow Up
The Weight of the Nation: Episode 1: Consequences
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
Modern Family: Mystery Date
Nurse Jackie: Handle Your Scandal
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Breaking Bad: Dead Freight
Breaking Bad: Gliding Over All
Mad Men: The Other Woman
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Homeland: The Choice
Homeland: State of Independence
The Newsroom: We Just Decided To (Pilot)
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Hatfields & McCoys, Part 1
Hemingway & Gellhorn
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Beyond Scared Straight : ” Oklahoma County, OK – The Weight”
Frozen Planet: Ends of the Earth
Deadliest Catch: I Don’t Want to Die
Final Ballots will be mailed on January 23 and voting ends on February 8. The Blue Ribbon panels where judging for all television categories and the documentary film category take place January 27. Projects in the aforementioned categories are viewed and judged by panels comprised of professional editors (all ACE members). All 700+ ACE members vote during the final balloting of the ACE Eddies, including active members, life members, affiliate members and honorary members.
The ACE Eddie Awards is considered an integral precursor to the Oscars®. No film has won Best Picture at the Oscars® without also having received at least a Best Editing nomination since ORDINARY PEOPLE in 1981. Since the ACE membership boasts a very high crossover within its membership of Academy® members, it represents a very accurate bellwether for the eventual Oscar® outcome.
About 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 bicoastal editing festival), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (annual panel of Oscar® nominated editors), and the ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 63rd year, recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries.
The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.