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"Arrival," "La La Land" Top ACE Eddie Awards As Best Edited Features
Joe Walker, ACE, cut "Arrival"
  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
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Arrival (edited by Joe Walker, ACE) and La La Land (edited by Tom Cross, ACE) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy), respectively, at the 67th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday night (1/27) where trophies were handed out recognizing the best editing of 2016 in 10 categories of film, television and documentaries.  The black-tie ceremony, presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE), was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate.  ACE president Stephen Rivkin, ACE, presided over the evening’s festivities with actress Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) serving as the evening’s host.

Zootopia (edited by Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film, and O.J.: Made in America  (edited by Bret Granato, Maya Mumma & Ben Sozanski) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Television winners included the Veep “Morning After” episode (edited by Steven Rasch, ACE) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television, the pilot for This is Us (edited by David L. Bertman, ACE) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television,  the Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” episode (edited by Tim Porter, ACE) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television, All The Way (edited by Carol Littleton, ACE) for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, the Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown “Seneghal” episode (edited by Mustafa Bhagat) for Best Edited Non-Scripted Series, and Everything is Copy – Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted (edited by Bob Eisenhardt, ACE) In the Best Edited Documentary (Television) category. 

Oscar® nominated director of Arrival, Denis Villeneuve presented the Student Editing award honor to Tommy Wakefield of University of North Carolina, School of the Arts who beat out hundreds of competitors from film schools and universities around the country. 

Groundbreaking director/producer J.J. Abrams received the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor, which was presented to him by friend and collaborator Jeff Garlin.  Abrams joins an impressive list of filmmakers who have received ACE’s highest honor, including Norman Jewison, Nancy Meyers, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Alexander Payne, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Frank Marshall and Richard Donner.

Janet Ashikaga, ACE and Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE were presented with Career Achievement awards by Thomas Schlamme and Martin Scorsese, respectively.  Ashikaga and Schoonmaker’s work was highlighted with clip reels exhibiting their tremendous contributions to film and television throughout their careers.

Other presenters at the ACE Eddie Awards included Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes, Fences stars Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney, Chrissy Metz (This is Us)  and actor Tim Matheson.

A full list of winners follows:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Arrival
Joe Walker, ACE
 
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
La La Land
Tom Cross, ACE

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Zootopia
Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
O.J.: Made in America
Bret Granato, Maya Mumma & Ben Sozanski

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):
Everything is Copy
Bob Eisenhart, ACE

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES:
Veep: “Morning After”
Steven Rasch, ACE

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES - COMMERCIAL:
This is Us: “Pilot”
David L. Bertman, ACE
 
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES - NON-COMMERCIAL:
Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards”
Tim Porter, ACE

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE (NON-THEATRICAL):
All the Way
Carol Littleton, ACE

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Senegal
Mustafa Bhagat

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