The 72nd ACE Eddie Award nominations, which celebrate editing across film and television, announced their nominees this morning and, as was with PGA an hour earlier, not without some big surprises.
In feature film there are two categories, drama and comedy (the musical distinction was eliminated from comedy) and in drama we have Belfast, Dune, King Richard, No Time to Die and The Power of the Dog. West Side Story, which was submitted here, is the big miss. For comedy the nominees are: Cruella, Don’t Look Up, The French Dispatch, Licorice Pizza and tick, tick…BOOM! The choice to submit that film over in comedy proved to be a shrewd one as Netflix earned three feature film nominations as a result.
For television, several shows earned double nominations, including Succession, Ted Lasso, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mare of Easttown and The White Lotus. Kevin Can F**k Himself earned all three slots for the multi-camera comedy series category. Big snubs here include The Underground Railroad in limited series.
The ACE Golden Eddie Award will go to the Sundance Institute.
The ACE Golden Eddie Award traditionally recognizes a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film but ACE broke tradition for the first time in its history this year by recognizing a film organization. “This year the ACE Board voted to honor an entity rather than an individual,” stated ACE president Kevin Tent. “Since 1981, the Sundance Institute has launched some of the most talented and vital voices in global film. Having just celebrated their 40-year anniversary, the Sundance Institute’s impact on our art and industry is immeasurable. ACE is proud to recognize their extraordinary contributions to cinema.”
Founding Senior Director, Artist Programs Michelle Satter, will accept the honor on behalf of the Sundance Institute.
Past recipients of the Golden Eddie include Quentin Tarantino, Kathleen Kennedy, Christopher Nolan, Lauren Shuler Donner, Guillermo del Toro, Spike Lee, Vince Gilligan, J.J. Abrams, Nancy Meyers, Martin Scorsese, Norman Jewison, Robert Zemeckis and George Lucas, among many other accomplished filmmakers.
Veteran film editors Lillian E. Benson, ACE and Richard Chew, ACE will receive Career Achievement Awards for their outstanding contributions to film editing. Benson was the first woman of color invited to join American Cinema Editors just over thirty years ago and has served on its Board of Directors for over two decades.
Chew’s body of work is punctuated with some of the most iconic films in history including Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, (for which he shared the BAFTA Award), Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, (for which he shared another BAFTA Award) and Star Wars (for which he won the Oscar for Best Film Editing with his co-editors Marcia Lucas and Paul Hirsch, ACE).
“Lillian and Richard are rock star editors and represent the very best of our craft and profession,” stated ACE president Kevin Tent, ACE. “Just look at those credits! Not only have they had incredibly prolific careers, but they’ve given back to our community in many ways, not the least of which by mentoring the next generation of editors. We are thrilled to honor these two special editors and look back at their amazing careers.”
Past recipients of the ACE Career Achievement Award include Alan Heim, ACE, Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE, Dede Allen, ACE, Janet Ashikaga, ACE, Craig Mckay, ACE, Margaret Booth, ACE, Carol Littleton, ACE, John Soh, ACE, Mark Goldblatt, ACE and Leon Ortiz-Gil, ACE, among many others.
The Anne V. Coates Award for Student editing will be announced later.
The 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards will be an a 50% capacity in-person event held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the Theater at the ACE Hotel, with an after-party to be held at the historic Clifton’s Republic.
Here is the complete list of nominees.
FEATURE FILM (DRAMA)
Belfast , Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, ACE, BFE
Dune, Joe Walker, ACE
King Richard , Pamela Martin, ACE
No Time to Die, Tom Cross, ACE, Elliot Graham, ACE
The Power of the Dog, Peter Sciberras
FEATURE FILM (COMEDY)
Cruella, Tatiana S. Riegel ACE
Don’t Look Up, Hank Corwin, ACE
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, Andrew Weisblum, ACE
Licorice Pizza, Andy Jurgensen
tick, tick…BOOM!, Myron Kerstein, ACE, Andrew Weisblum, ACE
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Encanto, Jeremy Milton, ACE
Luca, Catherine Apple, ACE, Jason Hudak
The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Greg Levitan
Raya and the Last Dragon, Fabienne Rawley, ACE, Shannon Stein
Sing 2, Gregory Perler, ACE
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
Flee, Janus Billeskov Jansen
The Rescue, Bob Eisenhardt, ACE
Summer of Soul……Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised, Joshua L. Pearson
Val, Ting Poo, Leo Scott
The Velvet Underground, Affonso Gonçalves, ACE, Adam Kurnitz
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (NON-THEATRICAL)
100 Foot Wave “Sea Monsters”, Abhay Sofsky, Adrienne Gits, Connor Culhane, Brandon Valentin
1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything “Starman”, Sam Blair
Allen V. Farrow “Episode 1”, Mikaela Shwer, Parker Laramie & Sara Newens
The Beatles: Get Back “Episode 3”, Jabez Olssen
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, Greg Finton, ACE, Lindsay Utz, ACE
BEST EDITED MULTI-CAMERA COMEDY SERIES
Kevin Can F**k Himself “Fixed”, Kenneth LaMere ACE
Kevin Can F**k Himself “The Grand Victorian”, Ivan Victor, ACE
Kevin Can F**k Himself “Live Free or Die”, Daniel Schalk, ACE
BEST EDITED SINGLE-CAMERA COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm “Igor, Gregor, & Timor”, Steven Rasch ACE, Thomas Foligno
Curb Your Enthusiasm “The Mormon Advantage”, Chris Chandler, Roger Nygard, ACE
Hacks “1.69 Million”, Susan Vaill, ACE
Ted Lasso “No Weddings and a Funeral”, A.J. Catoline, ACE
Ted Lasso “Rainbow”, Melissa McCoy, ACE
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES
Euphoria “F— Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob”, Julio C. Pérez IV, ACE, Nikola Boyanov
Lupin “Chapter 1”, Jean-Daniel Fernandez-Qundez
Squid Game “Gganbu”, Nam Na-young
Succession “All the Bells Say”, Ken Eluto, ACE
Succession “Chiantishire”, Jane Rizzo
BEST EDITED MOTION PICTURE (NON-THEATRICAL)
Kate, Sandra Montiel, ACE, Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir, ACE
Lupe, Shiran Carolyn Amir
Oslo, Jay Rabinowitz, ACE
BEST EDITED LIMITED SERIES
Dopesick “First Bottle”, Douglas Crise, ACE
Mare of Easttown “Fathers”, Amy E. Duddleston, ACE, Naomi Sunrise Filoramo
Mare of Easttown “Illusions”, Amy E. Duddleston, ACE
The White Lotus “Departures”, John M. Valerio, ACE
The White Lotus “Mysterious Monkeys”, Heather Persons
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES
Formula 1: Drive to Survive “Man on Fire”, Dan Ablett, Kevin Austin, Otto Burnham, Shane McCormack, Graham Taylor
MasterChef: Legends “Semi Final Pt 3 Chef Showdown”, Roger Bartlett, Matt Cluett, Greg Fitzsimmons, Dylan Hart, Ezra Hudson, James Messina, Rod Schultheiss, Austin Scott, Molly Shock ACE
Queer Eye “Angel Gets Her Wings”, Nova Taylor, Sean Gill
BEST EDITED VARIETY TALK/SKETCH SHOW OR SPECIAL
A Black Lady Sketch Show “Sister, May I Call You Oshun”, Daysha Broadway, ACE, Stephanie Filo, ACE, Jessica Hernández, ACE
Bo Burnham: Inside, Bo Burnham
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver “Union Busting”, Ryan Barger, Anthony Milae
BEST EDITED ANIMATION (NON-THEATRICAL)
Bob’s Burgers ” Vampire Disco Death Dance”, Jeremy Reuben
Rick and Morty “Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion”, Lee Harting, ACE
What If? “What If… Ultron Won?”, Graham Fisher, Joel Fisher
Photo: Nicola Dove/DANJAQ/MGM