The winners of the 65th Annual American Cinema Editors Awards have been announced. The 2015 ACE Eddie Awards are presented by “an honorary society of film editors that are voted in based on the qualities of professional achievements, their education of others, and their dedication to editing…In 1962 the society decided that editors were the best judges of their peers’ ability and created the annual ACE Awards. Members nominated and voted for best achievements in editing motion pictures and television.”
The official press containing the 2015 ACE Eddie Awards winners:
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: 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-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION: True Detective: “Who Goes There” – Affonso Gonçalves
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
BEST STUDENT EDITING: Johnny Sepulveda (Video Symphony)
“Boyhood” (edited by Sandra Adair, ACE) and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (edited by Barney Pilling) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical) respectively at the 65th Annual ACE Eddie Awards tonight where trophies were handed out in ten categories of film, television and documentaries.
The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate the year’s best editing. “Lego Movie” (edited by David Burrows & Chris McKay) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and “Citizenfour” (edited by Mathilde Bonnefoy) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).
Television winners included “Veep: Special Relationship” (edited by Anthony Boys) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television,
“Sherlock – His Last Vow” (edited by Yan Miles) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television,
“True Detective – Who Goes There” (edited by Affonso Gonçalves) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television,
“The Normal Heart” (edited by Adam Penn) for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, and
“Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown: Iran” (edited by Hunter Gross) for Best Edited Non-Scripted Series.
In the Best Edited Documentary (Television) category and “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Episode 3 / The Fire of Life” (edited by Erik Ewers) took top honors.
The Student Editing Competition winner was Johnny Sepulveda of Video Symphony who beat out hundreds of competitors from film schools and universities around the country. Oscar® nominated director of BOYHOOD Richard Linklater presented the award to Sepulveda.
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.
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).
Serving as Master of Ceremonies was actress/comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub.
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