American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the nominees for the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing the best editing of the year in film, television and documentaries. This year’s animation contenders are Kubo and the Two Strings (LAIKA), Moana and Zootopia (Disney).
Winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony January 27 at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, presided over by ACE President Stephen Rivkin.
This year’s ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award will be presented to J.J. Abrams in recognition of his work creating new worlds and rebooting beloved franchises in films and series such as Star Trek, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Westworld, Lost and Alias. Previous recipients include Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron, Nancy Meyers, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Kathleen Kennedy, Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese, among others.
In addition to the Animation category nominees, some of the big VFX achievements of the year are represented. Below is a select list of nominees — see americancinemaeditors.org for more information.
67th Annual ACE Eddie Awards Nominees
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Kubo and the Two Strings Christopher Murrie, ACE
Moana Jeff Draheim, ACE
Zootopia Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Arrival Joe Walker, ACE
Hacksaw Ridge John Gilbert, ACE
Hell or High Water Jake Roberts
Manchester by the Sea Jennifer Lame
Moonlight Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY)
Deadpool Julian Clarke, ACE
Hail, Caesar! Roderick Jaynes
The Jungle Book Mark Livolsi, ACE
La La Land Tom Cross, ACE
The Lobster Yorgos Mavropsaridis
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES – NON-COMMERCIAL
The Crown: “Assassins” Yan Miles, ACE
Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards” Tim Porter, ACE
Stranger Things: “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers” Dean Zimmerman
Stranger Things: “Chapter Seven: The Bathtub” Kevin D. Ross
Westworld: “The Original” Stephen Semel, ACE & Marc Jozefowicz
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES – COMMERCIAL
Better Call Saul: “Fifi” Skip Macdonald, ACE
Better Call Saul: “Klick” Skip Macdonald, ACE & Curtis Thurber
Better Call Saul: “Nailed” Kelley Dixon, ACE & Chris McCaleb
Mr. Robot: “eps2.4m4ster-s1ave.aes” Philip Harrison
This Is Us: “Pilot” David L. Bertman, ACE