If it weren’t for awards ceremonies, the city of Los Angeles would suffer an existential crisis. Thankfully, the American Cinema Editors (ACE), an association for film and television editors, is doing its part to keep Southern California from confusing itself with their very own “Eddie Awards.”
The Eddie Awards recognize excellence in editing under three cinematic categories—Feature Film (Dramatic), Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) and Animated Film—and several television categories. The film nominees are as follows…
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Avatar: Stephen Rivkin, A.C.E., John Refoua, A.C.E. & James Cameron, A.C.E.
District 9: Julian Clarke
The Hurt Locker: Bob Murawski & Chris Innis
Star Trek: Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. & Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E.
Up in the Air: Dana Glauberman, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
(500) Days of Summer: Alan Edward Bell
The Hangover: Debra Neil-Fisher, A.C.E.
Julie & Julia: Richard Marks, A.C.E.
A Serious Man: Roderick Jaynes
It’s Complicated: Joe Hutshing, A.C.E. & David Moritz
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Coraline: Christopher Murrie & Ronald Sanders
Fantastic Mr. Fox: Andrew Weisblum
UP: Kevin Nolting
For more information and a full list of nominees, visit http://www.ace-filmeditors.org/newace/eddieNominees.html.