Babel and The Departed tied for Hollywood's top feature editing prize at the ACE Eddie Awards at the weekend, a feat that has only happened once before in the organisation's 57-year history.

Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise edited Babel, while Martin Scorsese's regular associate Thelma Schoonmaker worked on The Departed.

The only other time two titles shared top honours was in 1989 when Rain Man and Mississippi Burning were voted the joint best examples of the year's editing.

The Best Edited Feature Film/Comedy or Musical winner was Virginia Katz for Dreamgirls, while Jay Cassidy and Dan Sweitlik won the documentary category for their work on An Inconvenient Truth.

Lifetime Career Achievement Awards went to industry veterans John Soh and Frank Urioste.