Bohemian Rhapsody (edited by John Ottman, ACE) and The Favourite (edited by Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) respectively at the 69th Annual ACE Eddie Awards last night where trophies were handed out recognizing the best editing of 2018 in 11 categories of film, television and documentaries. The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1000 in attendance to celebrate. President of American Cinema Editors, Stephen Rivkin, ACE, presided over the evening’s festivities with comedian Tom Kenny serving as the evening’s host.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (edited by Robert Fisher, Jr.) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film. In the nine years the ACE Eddie have had an animated category, the winner here went on to win the Animated Feature Oscar eight times. The only time they didn’t align was Big Hero 6 over The Lego Movie (which was not Oscar-nominated).
Free Solo (edited by Bob Eisenhardt, ACE) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature). Five of the last six winners here went on to win the Documentary Feature Oscar.
Television winners included Atlanta, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Killing Eve, Bodyguard, Escape at Dannemora, Anthony Bourdain — Parts Unknown and Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.
Emma Hickox, ACE presented the Anne V. Coates Student Editing Award to Marco Gonzalez of Boston University who beat out hundreds of competitors from film schools and universities around the country. This honor was re-named this year in honor of legendary editor Coates, who was Hickox’s mother, and passed away this past year.
Guillermo del Toro received the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie honor, which was presented to him by friend and collaborator Octavia Spencer. Previous winners of ACE’s highest honor include J.J. Abrams, Norman Jewison, Nancy Meyers, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Alexander Payne, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Frank Marshall, among others.
Jerrold Ludwig, ACE and Craig McKay, ACE received Career Achievement awards.
Here is the full list of winners:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
John Ottman, ACE
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Robert Fisher, Jr.
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Bob Eisenhardt, ACE
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (NON-THEATRICAL):
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Greg Finton, ACE & Poppy Das, ACE
BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Atlanta: “Teddy Perkins”
BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Simone”
Kate Sanford, ACE
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Killing Eve: “Nice Face”
Gary Dollner, ACE
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Bodyguard: “Episode 1”
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Escape at Dannemora: “Episode Seven”
Malcolm Jamieson & Geoffrey Richman ACE
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown: “West Virginia”
Hunter Gross, ACE
Marco Gonzalez – Boston University
A full list of nominees is can be found here.