The American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards — recognizing achievements in film and television editing in 2011.
The film categories — divided into drama, musical/comedy, animated and documentary sections — saw the expected likes of "The Artist," "Hugo," "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," "Moneyball" and "War Horse" (which finally got some Guild recognition here). There were really no surprise omissions, though "Contagion" and "The Tree of Life" were perhaps seen as genuine hopefuls but didn't find nominations.
Because of the category splitting, unlikely Oscar contenders "Bridesmaids" and "Young Adult" made the cut as well, though they will surely lose out to "The Artist."
Winners will be revealed during ACE’s 62nd annual black-tie awards ceremony on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. As previously announced, the ceremony will be hosted by actor/comedian Patton Oswalt. Later this month ACE will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree and two Career Achievement honorees.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Kevin Tent, A.C.E.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter, A.C.E.
Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E.
Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E.
Michael Kahn, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius
William Kerr & Michael L. Sale
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Dana E. Glauberman, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
The Adventures of Tintin
Michael Kahn, A.C.E.
Puss in Boots
Craig Wood, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY:
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Joe Bini & Maya Hawke
Lewis Erskine & Aljernon Tunsil
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Final Ballots will be mailed on January 23 and voting ends on February 9. The Blue Ribbon panels where judging for all television categories and the documentary film category take place January 29. Projects in the aforementioned categories are viewed and judged by panels comprised of professional editors (all ACE members). All 600+ ACE members vote during the final balloting of the ACE Eddies, including active members, life members, affiliate members and honorary members.