The American Cinema Editors’ (ACE) have picked their nominations for the 63rd annual Eddie Awards, recognizing outstanding editing across nine categories. This group is often revealing of where the Academy is going in the final Oscar stretch. Thus “Argo,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Skyfall” and “Zero Dark Thirty” received nods for Best Edited Feature Film (Drama). Of that group only “Skyfall” did not earn a best picture Oscar nomination. Also on the Oscar best picture as well as the ACE comedy/musical list are “Les Miserables” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Full list below, including Feature Film (Comedy or Musical), Animated Film, Documentary and Television.
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 S. 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