So, the editing awards right? It’s usually the part of the Oscar broadcast that for many is a good time to hit the bathroom, or refill on cheese dip, but to those who know their awards history, it’s an important category. Usually, a nomination for Best Picture and Best Editing indicates a strong than usual shot to take the big prize, and winning the category, has often proven in the past to be the first step to victory at the end end of evening. And today, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which could indicate where the votes go in February.
Like the Golden Globes, they break this up into Dramatic and Comedy/Musical, and in the former category perhaps the biggest surprise is “Skyfall,” which earned 5 Oscar nominations, but not Best Editing. All the Oscar nominees — “Argo,” “Life Of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Silver Linings Playbook” are repped here, while “Les Miserables” got a nod too, but didn’t make the cut in the category at the Oscars. It’s always interesting to see who the colleagues will support and if that narrative will also play out on Oscar night, but as always, anything can happen.
The Eddies will be handed out on February 16th. Full nominees including television and documentary categories below.
NOMINEES FOR 63rd ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
William Goldenberg, A.C.E.
Life of Pi
Tim Squyres, A.C.E.
Michael Kahn, A.C.E.
Stuart Baird, A.C.E.
Zero Dark Thirty
Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E. and William Goldenberg, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Melanie Ann Oliver & Chris Dickens, A.C.E.
Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E.
Silver Linings Playbook
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. & Crispin Struthers
Jeff Freeman, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Nicolas C. Smith, A.C.E.
Frankenweenie Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E. & Mark Solomon
Rise of the Guardians Joyce Arrastia
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Ron Fricke & Mark Magidson
Searching for Sugar Man Malik Bendjelloul
West of Memphis
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):
American Masters – Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
Pamela Scott Arnold
The Dust Bowl – Episode 1: The Great Plow Up Craig Mellish
The Weight of the Nation: Episode 1: Consequences
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
Robert Frazen, A.C.E. & Catherine Haight
Modern Family: “Mystery Date”
Nurse Jackie: “Handle Your Scandal”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Breaking Bad: “Dead Freight”
Skip Macdonald A.C.E.
Breaking Bad: “Gliding Over All”
Kelley Dixon, A.C.E.
Mad Men: “The Other Woman”
Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Homeland: “The Choice”
Terry Kelley, A.C.E.
Homeland: “State of Independence”
The Newsroom: “We Just Decided To (Pilot)”
Anne McCabe, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Lucia Zucchetti, A.C.E.
Hatfields & McCoys, Part 1
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Walter Murch, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Beyond Scared Straight : ” Oklahoma County, OK – The Weight”
Rob Goubeaux, A.C.E., Mark Andrew, A.C.E., Paul J. Coyne, A.C.E., Mark Baum, Jeremy Gantz, Johnny Skaare, J.C. Solis & Ken Yankee
Frozen Planet: “Ends of the Earth”
Andy Netley & Sharon Gillooly
Deadliest Catch: “I Don’t Want to Die”
Josh Earl, A.C.E. & Alex Durham