ADG and ACE Awards

As we lurch into the final weeks before the Oscars, a few more awards groups have given out their top prizes. Ceremonies like the Art Directors Guild’s Awards and the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards offer some much-deserved accolades to films and artists that often escape the spotlight at the Academy Awards…and they also offer a way for us to narrow down our Oscars betting pools.

Here’s who won big at the ADG Awards and ACE Eddie Awards this weekend.

The Shape of Water and Blade Runner 2049 won the top prizes for film at the ADG Awards on Sunday night, which awards honors for production design. This pushes The Shape of Water to the front of the Oscar race once again. Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War-era fairy tale earned 13 Oscar nominations and continues to look like the movie to beat. It was a great night at the ADG Awards for genre films overall, with Blade Runner 2049 and Logan scoring the top prizes in their respective categories. Logan even beat out awards favorite Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri for best production design in a contemporary film. Unsurprisingly, Coco won the slot for animated film.

At the ACE Eddie Awards on Saturday night, Dunkirk was the big winner, scooping up the top prize for a drama film. Lee Smith’s masterful editing of Christopher Nolan’s war epic continues to look like the Oscar frontrunner. Other major film prizes went to Tatiana S. Riegel of I, Tonya and Steve Bloom of Pixar’s Coco.

Full List of Winners at the 2018 ADG Awards

PERIOD FILM
THE SHAPE OF WATER
Production Designer: PAUL DENHAM AUSTERBERRY

FANTASY FILM
BLADE RUNNER 2049
Production Designer: DENNIS GASSNER

CONTEMPORARY FILM
LOGAN
Production Designer: FRANÇOIS AUDOUY

ANIMATED FILM
COCO
Production Designer: HARLEY JESSUP

One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series
GAME OF THRONES: “Dragonstone,” “The Queen`s Justice,” “Eastwatch”
Production Designer: DEBORAH RILEY

One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series
THE HANDMAID’S TALE: “Pilot, Offred,” “Birth Day,” “Nolite Te Bastardes
Carborundorum”
Production Designer: JULIE BERGHOFF

Television Movie or LIMITED Series
BLACK MIRROR: “USS Callister”
Production Designer: JOEL COLLINS

Half Hour Single-Camera Series
GLOW: “Pilot,” “The Wrath of Kuntar,” “The Dusty Spur”
Production Designer: TODD FJELSTED

MULTI-CAMERA Series
WILL & GRACE: “Eleven Years Later,” “A Gay Olde Christmas”
Production Designer: GLENDA ROVELLO

Short Format: Web Series, Music Video or Commercial
STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: “Rivalry / PS4”
Production Designer: JASON EDMONDS

Variety or Competition Series/AWARDS OR EVENT SPECIAL
PORTLANDIA: “Portland Secedes,” “Ants,” “Fred`s Cell Phone Company”
Production Designer: SCHUYLER TELLEEN

Full List of Winners at the ACE Eddie Awards

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Dunkirk
Lee Smith, ACE

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
I, Tonya
Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Coco
Steve Bloom

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Jane
Joe Beshenkovsky, ACE, Will Znidaric, Brett Morgen

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (NON-THEATRICAL)
Five Came Back: The Price of Victory
Will Znidaric

BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Black-ish: “Lemons”
John Peter Bernardo, Jamie Pedroza

BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Curb Your Enthusiasm: “The Shucker”
Jonathan Corn, ACE

BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Fargo: “Who Rules the Land of Denial”
Andrew Seklir, ACE

BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
The Handmaid’s Tale: “Offred”
Julian Clarke, ACE & Wendy Hallam Martin

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Genius: Einstein “Chapter One”
James D. Wilcox

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
VICE News Tonight: “Charlottesville: Race & Terror”
Tim Clancy, Cameron Dennis, John Chimples & Denny Thomas

STUDENT COMPETITION WINNER
Mariah Zenk – Missouri State University

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