(Universal City, California--January 11, 2013) 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 ACE’s 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):
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.
Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E. & Mark Solomon
Rise of the Guardians
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Ron Fricke & Mark Magidson
Searching for Sugar Man
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
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
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.