For the second time in the history of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) a tie has resulted in an additional nominee in a category, resulting in six nominations for dramatic feature in the 65th Annual ACE Eddie Awards.

The last tie led to four animated feature nominees in 2013.

They Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) nominees are: Joel Cox and Gary Roach for American Sniper; Sandra Adair for Boyhood (pictured); Kirk Baxter for Gone Girl; William Goldenberg for The Imitation Game; John Gilroy for Nightcrawler; and Tom Cross for Whiplash.

In the Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy Or Musical) category, the contenders are: Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione for Birdman; Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne and Craig Wood for Guardians Of The Galaxy; Wyatt Smith for Into The Woods; Leslie Jones for Inherent Vice; and Barney Pilling for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The Best Edited Animated Feature Film nominees are: Tim Mertens for Big Hero 6; Edie Ichioka for The Boxtrolls; and David Burrows and Chris McKay for The Lego Movie.

Best Edited Documentary (Feature) nods go to: Mathilde Bonnefoy for Citizenfour; Aaron Wickenden for Finding Vivian Maier; and Elisa Bonora for Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.

In the Best Edited Documentary (Television) category nods go to: John Duffy, Michael O’Halloran and Eric Lea for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey: Standing Up In The Milky Way; Troy Takaki and Joey Vigour for Pauly Shore Stands Alone; and Erik Ewers for The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Episode 3 / The Fire Of Life.

Nominees for Best Edited Half-Hour Series For Television are: Brian Merken and Tim Roche for Silicon Valley: “Optimal Tip To Tip Efficiency”; Anthony Boys for Veep: “Special Relationship”; and Catherine Haight for Transparent: Pilot.

In the race for Best Edited One-Hour Series For Commercial Television the nominees are: Scott Powell for 24: “10pm To 11am”; Christopher Gay for Mad Men: “Waterloo”; Elena Maganini and Michael Ornstein for Madam Secretary: “Pilot”; Yan Miles for Sherlock: “His Last Vow”; and Scott Vickrey for The Good Wife: “A Few Words”.

Nominees for Best Edited One-Hour Series For Non-Commercial Television are: Affonso Goncalves for True Detective: “Who Goes There”; Alex Hall for True Detective: “The Secret Fate Of All Life”; and Byron Smith for House Of Cards: “Chapter 14”.

In the Best Edited Miniseries Or Motion Picture For Television category, nods go to: Regis Kimble for Fargo “Buridan’s Ass”; Jeffrey M Werner for Olive Kitteridge: “A Different Road”; and Adam Penn for The Normal Heart.

Best Edited Non -Scripted Series nominees are: Hunter Gross for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: “Iran”; Josh Earl and Johnny Bishop for Deadliest Catch: “Lost At Sea”; and Joe Langford and Nick Carew for Vice: “Greenland Is Melting & Bonded Labor”.

The awards show takes place in Los Angeles on January 30. Next week ACE will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker Of The Year honouree and two Career Achievement honourees.

Final Ballots will be mailed on January 5 and voting ends on January 21. The blue ribbon panels judging all television categories and the documentary film category takes place January 18. 

ACE said every best picture Oscar winner since 1981 has earned an editing Oscar nomination.