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‘Coco’ Scores Double Production Design, Editing Award Wins Over Weekend


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‘Coco’ Scores Double Production Design, Editing Award Wins Over Weekend

Disney-Pixar’s latest cinematic triumph Coco continues to rack up honors and nods of recognition from craft organizations across the motion picture industry. Over the weekend, the music-rich CG journey through Mexican culture picked up both the ACE Eddie Award and the Excellence in Production Design Award for animated feature.

Presented by the American Cinema Editors society, the 68th Annual ACE Eddie Awards were held Friday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The Best Edited Animated Feature Film Award was given to Steve Bloom for his work on Coco. The other two nominees were Despicable Me 3 (Claire Dodgson) and The LEGO Batman Movie (David Burrows, ACE; Matt Villa; John Venzon, ACE). Lee Smith, ACE received the Eddie for Feature Film (Dramatic) for Dunkirk, while Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE won the Feature Film (Comedy) prize for I, Tonya.

Full list of ACE Eddie Award winners here

The Art Directors Guild held its 22nd Annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. Harley Jessup had the honor of claiming the ADG’s first ever Animated Film award for Coco. The worthy nominees running in this first-ever category race were Cars 3 (William Cone, Jay Shuster), Despicable Me 3 (Olivier Adam), The LEGO Batman Movie (Grant Freckelton) and Loving Vincent (Matthew Button).

VFX-enriched screen candy dominated the rest of the ADG categories. The Shape of Water (Paul Denham Austerberry) won the Period Film prize; Blade Runner 2049 (Dennis Gassner) won Fantasy Film; and Logan (François Audouy) won Contemporary Film. Winners in the Television section included Game of Thrones (Deborah Riley) – One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series; The Handmaid’s Tale (Julie Berghoff) – One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series; and Black Mirror (Joel Collins, Phil Sims) – Television Movie or Limited Series.

Full list of ADG Excellence in Production Design Award winners here.

Already this year, Coco has won a Golden Globe and Producers Guild Award (as did The Shape of Water), and made nomination lists for the BAFTA film awards, Humanitas Prize, and Golden Reel Awards. Producer Darla K. Anderson has been named this year’s recipient of the AIS Harold Lloyd Award. Coco is one of five Animated Feature Oscar nominees, and is the only toon represented in the Original Song category.




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