Gina Prince-Bythewood to receive American Cinema Editors ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award
Career Achievement honors to go to film editors Don Zimmerman and Lynne Willingham
American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced today that the organization will honor acclaimed director Gina Prince-Bythewood with the esteemed ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, recognizing an artist who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film. ACE will also bestow career achievement honors to film editors Don Zimmerman, ACE and Lynne Willingham, ACE for their outstanding career contributions to film editing. The honors will be presented at the 73rd annual ACE Eddie Awards on March 5, 2023 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
“A supremely versatile trailblazer from day one of her career, Gina Prince-Bythewood has consistently entertained us with intimate films and global blockbusters that explore the human experience through formidable female characters,” said ACE president Kevin Tent, ACE. “A champion of diverse, character-driven narratives, her latest film — The Woman King — is the crown jewel of a career spent pushing boundaries and telling stories that touch our hearts and minds. She is a proud supporter of the editing community and we’re so thrilled to honor her with the Golden Eddie.”
“We are so excited and thrilled to honor Don and Lynne, two outstanding editors, for their incredible contributions to film editing history,” stated Tent. “These two extraordinary editors are responsible for editing some of the most entertaining, moving and thrilling movies and television shows of our time. They are so deserving of their career achievement honors and we look forward to celebrating them at this year’s ACE Eddie Awards.”
Past recipients of the Golden Eddie include Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Kathleen Kennedy, Christopher Nolan, Lauren Shuler Donner, Guillermo del Toro, Vince Gilligan, J.J. Abrams, Nancy Meyers, Martin Scorsese, Norman Jewison, Robert Zemeckis, George Lucas, and the Sundance Institute, among others. Past recipients of the ACE Career Achievement Award include Lillian Benson, ACE; Richard Chew, ACE; Alan Heim, ACE; Tina Hirsch, ACE; Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE; Janet Ashikaga, ACE; Craig McKay, ACE; Jerrold L. Ludwig, ACE; Mark Goldblatt, ACE; Leon Ortiz-Gil, ACE, among many others.
Submissions for the ACE Eddie Awards open November 1 and close on January 9 at 5pm PT.
Key dates for the 73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards
- Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Submission for Nominations Begin
- Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (5pm PT) Submission for Nominations End
- Monday, January 9, 2023 Nomination Ballots Sent
- Monday, January 30, 2023 (5pm PT) Nomination Ballots Due (5pm)
- Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Nominations Announced
- Monday, February 6, 2023 Final Ballots Sent
- Friday, February 10, 2023 Deadline for Advertising
- February 6-23, 2023 Blue Ribbon Screenings
- Friday, February 24, 2023 (5pm PT) Final Ballots Due
- TBD ACE Nominee Cocktail Party
- Sunday, March 5, 2023 73rd ACE Eddie Awards