American Cinema Editors (ACE) has set the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which recognize outstanding editing in film and television, for Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. That date is almost three weeks earlier than usual as the truncated awards season landscape — ignited by the Oscars moving up to Feb. 9, 2020 — takes shape.
The television categories eligibility dates have also changed — television contenders must have aired between Jan. 1, 2019 and Nov. 1, 2019. Feature film eligibility remains the same with contenders having to be released between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019.
The black-tie awards ceremony will unveil winners for outstanding editing in 11 categories of film and television including:
Best Edited Feature Film (Drama)
Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)
Best Edited Animated Film
Best Edited Documentary (Feature)
Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical)
Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television
Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television
Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television
Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television
Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television
Best Edited Non-Scripted Series
Three special honors will be handed out that evening including two Career Achievement recipients presented to film editors of outstanding merit and the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor presented to a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film. Honorary award recipients will be announced later this year.
Submissions for the ACE Eddie Awards open September 13 and close on November 1. For more information or to submit for awards consideration beginning September 13, visit the ACE web site.
Key dates for the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards are:
September 13, 2019 Submissions for Nominations Begin
November 1, 2019 Submissions for Nominations End
November 18, 2019 Nomination Ballots Sent
December 9, 2019 Nomination Ballots Due
December 11, 2019 Nominations Announced
December 16, 2019 Final Ballots Sent
December 20, 2019 Deadline for Advertising
January 5, 2020 Blue Ribbon Screenings (Television categories)
January 6, 2020 Final Ballots Due
January 15, 2020 Nominee Cocktail Party
January 17, 2020 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards