By Dayna McCallum
The 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards concluded with wins for Parasite (edited by Jinmo Yang) for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Jojo Rabbit (edited by Tom Eagles) for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy). Yang’s win marks the first time in ACE Eddie Awards history that a foreign language film won the top prize.
The winner of the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category has gone on to win the Oscar for film editing in 11 of the last 15 years. In other feature categories, Toy Story 4 (edited by Axel Geddes, ACE) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and Apollo 11 (edited by Todd Douglas Miller) won Best Edited Documentary.
For the second year in a row, Killing Eve won for Best Edited Drama Series (Commercial Television) for “Desperate Measures” (edited by Dan Crinnion). Tim Porter, ACE, took home his second Eddie for Game of Thrones “The Long Night” in the Best Edited Drama Series (Non-Commercial Television) category, and Chernobyl “Vichnaya Pamyat” (edited by Jinx Godfrey and Simon Smith) won Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television.
Other television winners included Better Things “Easter” (edited by Janet Weinberg) for Best Edited Comedy Series (Commercial Television), and last year’s Eddie winner for Killing Eve, Gary Dollner, ACE, for Fleabag “Episode 2.1″ in the Best Edited Comedy Series (Non-Commercial Television) category.
Lauren Shuler Donner received the ACE’s Golden Eddie honor, presented to her by Marvel’s Kevin Feige. In her heartfelt acceptance speech, she noted to an appreciative crowd, “I’ve witnessed many times an editor make chicken salad our of chicken shit.”
Alan Heim and Tina Hirsch received Career Achievement awards presented by filmmakers Nick Cassavetes and Ron Underwood respectively. Cathy Repola, national executive director of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, was presented with the ACE Heritage Award. American Cinema Editors president Stephen Rivkin, ACE, presided over the evening’s festivities for the final time, as his second term is ending. Actress D’Arcy Carden, star of NBC’s The Good Place, served as the evening’s host.
Here is the complete list of winners:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMA):
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Toy Story 4
Axel Geddes, ACE
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Todd Douglas Miller
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (NON-THEATRICAL):
What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali
Jake Pushinsky, ACE
BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Better Things: “Easter”
Janet Weinberg, ACE
BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Fleabag: “Episode 2.1”
Gary Dollner, ACE
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Killing Eve: “Desperate Times”
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Game of Thrones: “The Long Night”
Tim Porter, ACE
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Chernobyl: “Vichnaya Pamyat”
Jinx Godfrey & Simon Smith
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
VICE Investigates: “Amazon on Fire”
Cameron Dennis, Kelly Kendrick, Joe Matoske, Ryo Ikegami
ANNE V. COATES AWARD FOR STUDENT EDITING
Chase Johnson – California State University, Fullerton
Main Image: Parasite editor Jinmo Yang