Sony’s Captain Phillips nabbed its second big prize in one week last night by grabbing the ACE Eddie awards for best editing in a dramatic film this year from the editing guild. An interesting development, as Gravity was widely expected to take this award. Does this mean the film has become a bigger threat to take the Oscar in this category? Well, sure, certainly since in the last 25 years, only six times did the winner in the Drama category no end up winning on the big night. and the WGA win earlier this week shows that industry support for Phillips is certainly there. It would be a major dent in Gravity‘s tech armor if it lost this award on Oscar night. Looks like we have a race on our hands in this category.
Or could this be one of those rare years where ACE’s Comedy/Musical winner takes home the Oscar in the end (Chicago springs to mind). Annapurna’s American Hustle was lauded in that category by the editors, and with its major haul of nominations for the Academy Awards, this could turn out a surprise winner. Mark it down as a dark horse right now.
In the final category, for Animated film, the winner was the film that keeps on winning everywhere: Disney’s Frozen. Is there any doubt that this will win the Oscar for Best Animated Film? If it doesn’t, that will surely be one of the biggest shocks in recent history.
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