Sun. Oct 25th, 2020

American Cinema Editors (ACE) announce key dates, new category

American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced today that the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing outstanding editing in film and television, will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Exact plans for the event are not yet solidified and it may be a virtual event in light of the pandemic. The awards ceremony will unveil winners for outstanding editing in 13 categories of film and television including this year’s newest category, Best Edited Animated Series (Non-Theatrical).  “The burst of incredible animation on the small screen is exciting to watch,” stated ACE Executive Director Jenni McCormick. “We’re pleased to add a category this year that recognizes the superlative accomplishments of film editors working in this space.” A full list of categories for the ACE Eddie Awards follows:
 
Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)
Best Edited Animated Feature Film
Best Edited Animated Series (Non-Theatrical) ***New category this year***
Best Edited Documentary (Feature)
Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical)
Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television
Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television
Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television
Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television
Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television
Best Edited Non-Scripted Series
Anne V. Coates Award for Student Editing
 
Three special honors will be handed out that evening including two Career Achievement recipients presented to film editors of outstanding merit and the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor presented to a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film.  Honorary award recipients will be announced later this year.
 
Submissions for the ACE Eddie Awards open November 2, 2020 and close on February 12, 2021.  Please note: TV and Feature Film eligibility dates are different this year.  Television must have aired between November 2, 2019 – December 31, 2020 and feature films must be released between January 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021.  For more information or to submit for awards consideration visit the ACE web site.
 
Key dates for the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards
 
November 2, 2020            Submissions Open
February 12, 2021             Submissions Close
February 19, 2021             Nomination Ballots Sent
March 8, 2021                   Nomination Ballots Due
March 11, 2021                 Nominations Announced
March 19, 2021                 Final Ballots Sent
March 19-26, 2021            Online Blue Ribbon Screenings
March 26, 2021                 Final Ballots Due
April 9, 2021                     Deadline for Advertising
April 18, 2021                  72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Presented

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