Friday evening in Beverly Hills, some of the top editors in the business gathered for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which recognize the best editing of 2015 in film, television and documentaries. The night’s host was actor Adam Devine.
Mad Max: Fury Road, which was edited by Margaret Sixel (our main photo), won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and The Big Short, cut by Hank Corwin, ACE, won Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy). Inside Out, edited by Kevin Nolting, ACE, won Best Edited Animated Feature Film, and Amy, edited by Chris King, won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).
Let’s take a look at the full list of winners:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY)
The Big Short
Hank Corwin, ACE
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Kevin Nolting, ACE
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION)
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst “A Body in the Bay”
Zac Stuart-Pontier, Richard Hankin, ACE, Caitlyn Greene, Shelby Siegel
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION
Inside Amy Schumer: “12 Angry Men ”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Mad Men: “Person to Person”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
House of Cards: “Chapter 39″
Lisa Bromwell, ACE
BEST EDITED LONGFORM (MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE) FOR TELEVISION
Brian A. Kates, ACE
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: “Bay Area”
Hunter Gross, ACE
BEST STUDENT EDITING
Chris Dold – University of North Carolina, School of the Arts
Award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers received the organization’s ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor, which was presented to her by long-time friend and collaborator Steve Martin.
Meyers joins an impressive list of filmmakers who have received ACE’s highest honor, including Norman Jewison, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Alexander Payne, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Frank Marshall and Richard Donner, among others.
Career Achievement Awards went to industry veterans Carol Littleton, ACE, and Ted Rich, ACE. Their work was highlighted with clip reels exhibiting their contributions to film and television throughout their careers.
Thanks to Dan Restuccio for his photos from the event.