A Dramatic Tie for ACE Editing Nominees

For only the second time in ACE history, a tie resulted in an additional nominee in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category, creating six nominees, instead of five (a tie in the Best Edited Animated Feature Film resulted in four nominees, instead of the three in 2013).

Winners will be revealed during ACE’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Jan. 30 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Next week ACE will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree and two Career Achievement honorees.

Here are the film nominees for the 65th annual Eddies:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): TIE!
American Sniper
Joel Cox, ACE & Gary Roach, ACE

Boyhood
Sandra Adair, ACE

Gone Girl
Kirk Baxter, ACE

The Imitation Game
William Goldenberg, ACE

Nightcrawler
John Gilroy, ACE

Whiplash
Tom Cross

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
Birdman
Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione, ACE

Guardians of the Galaxy
Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne, ACE & Craig Wood, ACE

Into the Woods
Wyatt Smith

Inherent Vice
Leslie Jones, ACE

Grand Budapest Hotel
Barney Pilling

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Big Hero 6
Tim Mertens

The Boxtrolls
Edie Ichioka, ACE

Lego Movie
David Burrows & Chris McKay

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Citizenfour
Mathilde Bonnefoy

Finding Vivian Maier
Aaron Wickenden

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Elisa Bonora

Final Ballots will be mailed on Jan. 5 and voting ends on Jan. 21.  The Blue Ribbon panels where judging for all television categories and the documentary film category take place Jan. 18.  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.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Editing, Movies, Tech

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