Dunkirk’s Lee Smith and I, Tonya’s Tatiana S. Riegel earned the two top awards for drama and comedy at the 68th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday night (January 26).
The editors’ guild handed out 10 prizes honouring the best work in 2017 in film, television and documentaries at the 2018 ceremony in Beverly Hills.
Coco edited by Steve Bloom won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and Jane – excluded in the Oscar nominations last week – edited by Joe Beshenkovsky, Will Znidaric and director Brett Morgen won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).
Television winners included Black-ish – Lemons (edited by John Peter Bernardo and Jamie Pedroza) for Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television, and Curb Your Enthusiasm – The Shucker (edited by Jonathan Corn) for Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television.
Fargo – Who Rules The Land Of Denial (edited by Andrew Seklir) was named Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television while, The Handmaid’s Tale – Offred (edited by Julian Clarke and Wendy Hallam Martin) took Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television.
Genius: Einstein Chapter One (edited by James D. Wilcox) won Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, Vice News Tonight – Charlottesville: Race & Terror (edited by Tim Clancy, Cameron Dennis, John Chimples and Denny Thomas) won for Best Edited Non-Scripted Series, and Five Came Back: The Prince Of Victory (edited by Will Znidaric) took Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical).
Gale Anne Hurd presented the Student Editing award honour to Mariah Zenk of Missouri State University, who beat hundreds of competitors from film schools and universities around the country.
Producer, creator and Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul showrunner Vince Gilligan received the guild’s ACE Golden Eddie award from his long time collaborator, film editor Skip MacDonald. Prior recipients include Norman Jewison, Nancy Meyers, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Alexander Payne, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg.
Leon Ortiz-Gil and Mark Goldblatt received Career Achievement awards from Mariska Hargitay and Joe Dante, respectively.