American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the full voting timeline for the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing outstanding editing in 13 categories of film and television. To be eligible to compete, television must have aired between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021 and films must be released between March 1 - Dec. 31, 2021. As previously announced, the ACE Eddie Awards will be held Sat., Feb. 26, 2021 in Los Angeles. 

Three special honors will be handed out at the ACE Eddie Awards ceremony including two Career Achievement recipients presented to film editors of outstanding merit and the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor presented to a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film.  Honorary award recipients will be announced later this year.

Also announced that evening is the winner of the Anne V. Coates Student Editing Competition.

Submissions for the ACE Eddie Awards open November 1st and close on December 13th.  For more information or to submit online beginning in November, visit the ACE web site at 

Key dates for the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards

  • Nov. 1, 2021 | Submissions for Nominations Begin
  • Dec. 13, 2021 | Submissions for Nominations End
  • Jan. 11, 2022 | Nomination Ballots Sent
  • Jan. 18, 2022 | Nomination Ballots Due
  • Jan. 21, 2022 | Nominations Announced
  • Jan. 28, 2022 | Final Ballots Sent
  • Feb. 4, 2022 | Deadline for Advertising
  • Feb. 1 - 7, 2022 | Blue Ribbon Screenings (Television categories)
  • Feb. 8, 2022 | Final Ballots Due
  • Date TBD | Nominee Cocktail Party
  • Feb. 26, 2022 | 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards

About American Cinema Editors
AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS (ACE) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950.  Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

The objectives and purposes of the AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic preeminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.

ACE produces several annual events including EditFest Global (an international editing festival), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (the annual panel of Oscar® nominated editors), and the ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 72nd year, recognizing outstanding editing in 13 categories of film, television and documentaries. The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.