It’s only a week until the Academy Awards telecast on Feb. 24 (7/4 p.m. on ABC), and it was another weekend of award giving, which is at a fever pitch. The ACE Eddie Awards were announced last night and they gave “Argo“ their top prize.
Ben Affleck’s CIA hostage thriller just keeps racking up the prizes. “Argo,” edited by William Goldenberg, received the top trophy from the American Cinema Editors Guild. Their picks, known as Eddies, are considered a good harbinger of the best picture Oscar.
You can be sure that Oscarologists are paying attention. Last year the ACE gave their top prize to “The Artist,” which went on to pick up the best picture Oscar trophy. They’ve had missteps; a year earlier they chose “The Social Network” over “The King’s Speech.” In all, though, they’ve been accurate 15 out of the last 21 years in predicting the Oscar best picture win.
At the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards last night, trophies were handed out in ten categories of film, television and documentaries.
Other big winners: The Best Edited Feature Film (comedy/musical) went to “Silver Linings Playbook” and Best Edited Feature Film (animated) went to “Brave.”
Documentary honors went to “Searching for Sugar Man.”
And on the small screen, “Breaking Bad,” “Nurse Jackie” and “The Newsroom” won the top prizes.
Steven Spielberg, Richard Marks and Larry Silk also received special honors last night.
Full list of winners at the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards:
63RD ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARD WINNERS
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Argo, William Goldenberg, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY/MUSICAL):
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. and Crispin Struthers
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (ANIMATED):
Brave, Nicholas C. Smith, A.C.E. & Robert Grahamjones, A.C.E
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Searching for Sugar Man, Malik Bendjelloul
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):
American Masters – Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune, Pamela Scott Arnold
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
Nurse Jackie: “Handle Your Scandal,” Gary Levy
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Breaking Bad: “Dead Freight,” Skip MacDonald A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
The Newsroom: “We Just Decided To (Pilot),” Anne McCabe, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Hemingway & Gellhorn, Walter Murch, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Frozen Planet: “Ends of the Earth,” Andy Netley & Sharon Gillooly
Michael Smith – AFI