Monday, February 18, 2019
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"Bohemian Rhapsody," "The Favourite" Nab Top Feature Honors At ACE Eddie Awards
John Ottman, ACE, won the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) ACE Eddie Award for "Bohemian Rhapsody" (photo by Michael Buckner)
"Atlanta," "Mrs. Maisel," "Escape at Dannemora" among marquee TV winners for best editing
  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
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Bohemian Rhapsody (edited by John Ottman, ACE) and The Favourite (edited by Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) respectively at the 69th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday (2/1) where trophies were handed out recognizing the best editing of 2018 in 11 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.  Stephen Rivkin, ACE, president of American Cinema Editors, presided over the evening’s festivities with comedian Tom Kenny serving as the emcee.

Both feature Eddie winners Ottman and Mavropsaridis are nominees for the Best Editing Oscar.
 
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (edited by Robert Fisher, Jr.) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and Free Solo (edited by Bob Eisenhardt, ACE) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).
 
Television winners included Atlanta--“Teddy Perkins” episode (edited by Kyle Reiter) for Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel--“Simone” (edited by Kate Sanford, ACE) for Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television, Killing Eve--”Nice Face” (edited by Gary Dollner, ACE) for Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television, Bodyguard--”Episode 1” (edited by Steve Singleton) for Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television, Escape at Dannemora--”Episode Seven” (edited by Malcolm Jamieson & Geoffrey Richman ACE) for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, Anthony Bourdain-- Parts Unknown: “West Virginia” (edited by Hunter Gross, ACE) for Best Edited Non-Scripted Series and Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (edited by Greg Finton, ACE & Poppy Das, ACE) won Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical).
 
Emma Hickox, ACE presented the Anne V. Coates Student Editing Award to Marco Gonzalez of Boston University who beat out hundreds of competitors from film schools and universities around the country. This honor was re-named this year in honor of legendary editor Coates, who was Hickox’s mother, and passed away this past year.
 
Visionary artist and Academy Award® winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro received the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie honor, which was presented to him by friend and collaborator Octavia Spencer, who starred in del Toro’s Oscar® best picture-winning film The Shape of Water last year and is one of the producers of “Green Book,” which was nominated tonight for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy).  del Toro joins a list of industry luminaries who have received ACE’s highest honor, including J.J. Abrams, 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 and Frank Marshall.
 
Jerrold Ludwig, ACE and Craig McKay, ACE received Career Achievement awards.  Their work was highlighted with clip reels exhibiting their tremendous contributions to film and television throughout their careers.  

Here’s a full rundown of the winners:

69th ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS
 
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)

Bohemian Rhapsody
John Ottman, ACE

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY)
The Favourite
Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Robert Fisher, Jr.

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
Free Solo
Bob Eisenhardt, ACE

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (NON-THEATRICAL)
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Greg Finton, ACE & Poppy Das, ACE 

BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Atlanta: “Teddy Perkins”
Kyle Reiter

BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Simone”
Kate Sanford, ACE

BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION 
Killing Eve: “Nice Face”
Gary Dollner, ACE
 
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Bodyguard: “Episode 1”
Steve Singleton 

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION
Escape at Dannemora: “Better Days” (Episode 7)
Malcolm Jamieson & Geoffrey Richman ACE

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES
Anthony Bourdain - Parts Unknown: “West Virginia”
Hunter Gross, ACE

Student Winner
Marco Gonzalez – Boston University

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