Saturday, January 31, 2015

65th Annual ACE Eddie Awards – winners

American Cinema Editors (ACE) held a gala ceremony for their 65th Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing last night in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Serving as Master of Ceremonies was actress/comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub. Among the evening’s presenters were Matt Damon, Chris Pratt, Rene Russo, Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game), Robin Leach, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy, Jeff Garlin and Amanda Fuller (Last Man Standing).

The winner for the Best Edited Feature Film in the Dramatic category was Sandra Adair for her work on Richard Linklater's Boyhood. Barney Pilling won for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical for his cutting on Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The Best Edited Animated Feature Film winners were David Burrows and Chris McKay The Lego Movie, directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord. Mathilde Bonnefoy won for Best Edited Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, directed by Laura Poitras.

Award-winning filmmaker Frank Marshall received the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor presented to him by Chris Pratt. Marshall joins an impressive list of filmmakers who have received ACE’s highest honor, including Norman Jewison, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Alexander Payne, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Richard Donner, among others.

Career Achievement Awards went to industry veterans Diane Adler, ACE and Jerry Greenberg, ACE. Their work was highlighted with clip reels exhibiting their tremendous contributions to film and television throughout their careers.

The Robert Wise Award, which has only been presented a few times in the organizations history, was presented to journalist Carolyn Giardina of The Hollywood Reporter. The Robert Wise Award is presented to a journalist whose work has helped illuminate the craft of editing.

Nominees for the 65th Annual ACE Eddie Awards

Complete list of winners for the 65th Annual ACE Eddie Awards

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Boyhood, Sandra Adair, ACE

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical)
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Barney Pilling

Best Edited Animated Feature Film
The Lego Movie, David Burrows & Chris McKay

Best Edited Documentary (Feature)
Citizenfour, Mathilde Bonnefoy

Best Edited Documentary (Television)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Episode 3 / The Fire of Life, Erik Ewers

Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television
Veep: Special Relationship, Anthony Boys

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television
Sherlock: His Last Vow, Yan Miles

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commerical Television
True Detective: Who Goes There, Affonso Goncalves

Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television
The Normal Heart, Adam Penn

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series:
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Iran, Hunter Gross

Student Editing Award
Johnny Sepulveda

ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award
Frank Marshall

Lifetime Career Achievement Awards
Diane Adler and Jerry Greenberg

Robert Wise Award
Carolyn Giardina

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