American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced today that film editors Lynzee Klingman, ACE and Sidney Wolinsky, ACE will receive Career Achievement Awards for their outstanding contributions to film editing at the 71st Annual ACE Eddie Awards on April 17.  “Just look at their incredible bodies of work,” stated ACE president Kevin Tent, ACE. “Lynzee and Sidney have cut some of our favorite and most iconic movies and television shows. We’re thrilled to recognize these two extraordinary editors, their hard work and their amazing careers.” As previously announced, prolific filmmaker Spike Lee will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, recognizing a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film.  The ACE Eddie Awards will be held virtually this year due to the pandemic.

Past recipients of the ACE Career Achievement Award include Alan Heim, ACE, Tina Hirsch, ACE,  Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE, Janet Ashikaga, ACE, Craig Mckay, ACE, Jerrold L. Ludwig, ACE, Mark Goldblatt, ACE, Leon Ortiz-Gil, ACE, among many others. 

About Lynzee Klingman, ACE
As an editor, Lynzee Klingman, ACE worked on a wide array of features and documentaries including  “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “True Confessions,” “Hair,” “Baby Boom,” “A River runs Through It,” “Little Man Tate,” “War of the Roses,” “Matilda,” “Man on the Moon,” “Hearts and Minds,” and “Ali,” among others. “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” won a BAFTA Award for Best Film Editing and it garnered an ACE Eddie Award nomination and an Oscar® nomination. Lynzee received her second ACE Eddie Award nomination for “Man on the Moon.” She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and she earned a degree in history from Columbia University. She learned editing as an apprentice on commercials and industrials, and eventually began cutting documentaries, one of which --“Hearts and Minds” --  won an Oscar for Best Documentary. She’s had the honor to serve as a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as well as an AFS Representative for the State Department for both Egypt and Ecuador. She has served on the Faculty of USC, Art Center College of Design, and AFI.

About Sidney Wolinsky, ACE
Sidney Wollinsky, ACE attended Brandeis University near Boston and was a self-confessed “film nut” in college.  Taking his love of film to the next level, Wollinsky set his sights on film school and attended San Francisco State University.  He worked his way through the ranks in Hollywood as an assistant editor, an additional editor and eventually editing his first solo film “My Tutor.”  His professional editing career spans five decades and includes notable shows such as “House of Cards,” “The Man in the High Castle,” “Ray Donovan,” “The Sopranos” - where he received an ACE Eddie Award - “Boardwalk Empire'' - where he took home an Emmy in 2010 - among many others.  Wolinsky’s accomplished career not only spans TV but also includes multiple films, most notably the 2018 Best Picture Oscar® winner, “The Shape of Water” - which garnered Wollinsky an Oscar®, BAFTA and ACE Eddie nomination for his work. He most recently co-edited “Greyhound,” currently streaming on AppleTV+. 

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 (an international editing festival), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (the annual panel of Oscar® nominated editors), and the ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 71st year, recognizing outstanding editing in 14 categories of film, television and documentaries. The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.