"Oppenheimer" Wins Best Edited Drama, "The Holdovers" Named Best Edited Comedy Feature At The 74th ACE Eddie Awards
Writer-director-producer Christopher Nolan (l) with editor Jennifer Lame on the set of “Oppenheimer” (photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/courtesy of Universal Pictures)
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Jennifer Lame, ACE and Kevin Tent, ACE won the marquee feature honors at the 74th Annual ACE Eddie Awards, respectively, for Oppenheimer, which topped the Best Edited Drama category, and The Holdovers, honored for Best Edited Comedy.

Presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE), the Eddie Awards recognize outstanding editing in 14 categories of film, TV and documentaries. Rounding out the winners in the feature categories were Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie for Best Edited Documentary, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse for the animated film prize. Television winners included The Last of Us, The Bear and Beef.

In addition to the announcement of winners in competitive categories, John Waters accepted the prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Award - recognizing an artist for their distinguished achievement in film. Film editors Kate Amend, ACE and Walter Murch, ACE received Career Achievement Awards for their outstanding contributions to film editing. And Stephen Lovejoy, ACE received the ACE Heritage Award for his unwavering commitment to ACE and its mission. 

The event was hosted by drag queen, performer and queer activist Nina West who treated guests to an opening musical performance of an original song created especially for the festivities. The event was presided over by ACE president Tent who wound up a winner for The Holdovers.  Presenters included longtime John Waters collaborators Mink Stole and Ricki Lake, along with George Lucas, Thomas Lennon, Max Greenfield, Sarayu Blue, LisaGay Hamilton, Kevin Smith, Hank Greenspan and Anna Konkle. Guests enjoyed live music at the after party played by actor, comedian and musician Tom Kenny’s band, Tom Kenny & the Hi-Seas, and there was a special appearance by DJ Lance Rock.

A full list of winners for the 74th Annual ACE Eddie Awards follows:   

 

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (Drama, Theatrical)
Oppenheimer
Jennifer Lame, ACE 

 

 

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (Comedy, Theatrical)
The Holdovers
Kevin Tent, ACE

 

 

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Michael Andrews, ACE 

 

 

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (Theatrical)
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
Michael Harte, ACE 

 

 

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (Non-Theatrical)
Escaping Twin Flames: “Up in Flames”
Martin Biehn
Kevin Hibbard
Inbal B. Lessner, ACE
Troy Takaki, ACE
Mimi Wilcox

 

 

BEST EDITED MULTI-CAMERA COMEDY SERIES
How I Met Your Father: “Daddy”
Russell Griffin, ACE

 

 

BEST EDITED SINGLE CAMERA COMEDY SERIES
The Bear: “Fishes”
Joanna Naugle, ACE

 

 

BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES
The Last of Us: “Long, Long Time”
Timothy A. Good, ACE 

 

 

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (NON-THEATRICAL)
Reality
Jennifer Vecchiarello

 

 

BEST EDITED LIMITED SERIES
Beef: “The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain”
Harry Yoon, ACE
Laura Zempel, ACE

 

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES
Couples Therapy: “Episode 310”
Delaney Lynch
Helen Kearns, ACE
Katrina Taylor

 

 

BEST EDITED VARIETY TALK/SKETCH SHOW OR SPECIAL
Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour
Dom Whitworth
Guy Harding
Hamish Lyons
Rupa Rathod
Ben Wainwright-Pearce
Reg Wrench

 

 

BEST EDITED ANIMATED SERIES
Blue Eye Samurai: “The Tale of the Ronin and The Bride”
Yuka Shirasuna

 

 

ANNE V. COATES AWARD FOR STUDENT EDITING
Ariel Emma Martin – Chapman University

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