American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced today that the organization will present the Sundance Institute with its highest honor, the ACE Golden Eddie Award, at the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony at the ACE Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on March 5.
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, for the first time ever, the ACE Board voted to honor an organization rather than an individual,” stated ACE president Kevin Tent. “An organization that over the last 40 years has done more than any other to democratize and diversify cinema in America. An organization that has supported and nurtured the voices of countless filmmakers, many of whom have been honored by ACE in the past. We are thrilled to recognize the extraordinary contributions that the Sundance Institute has made on our art, industry and American cinema as a whole.”
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.
As previously announced, the 72nd ACE Eddie Awards ceremony will be a a 50% capacity in-person event. See the key dates and deadlines for this year’s awards and categories below.
December 15, 2021 Submissions Open
January 10, 2022 Submissions Close
January 18, 2022 Nomination Ballots Sent
January 24, 2022 Nomination Ballots Due
January 27, 2022 Nominations Announced
January 31, 2022 Final Ballots Sent
February 4, 2022 Deadline for Advertising
February 7-14, 2022 Online Blue Ribbon Virtual Screenings
February 14, 2022 Final Ballots Due
March 5, 2022 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Presented
Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)
Best Edited Animated Feature Film
Best Edited Animated Series
Best Edited Documentary (Feature)
Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical)
Best Editing of a Variety Talk/Sketch Show or Special
Best Edited Multi-Camera Comedy Series
Best Edited Single-Camera Comedy Series
Best Edited Drama Series
Best Edited Limited Series
Best Edited Motion Picture (Non-Theatrical)
Best Edited Non-Scripted Series
Anne V. Coates Award for Student Editing