American Cinema Editors Release Nominees For Achievement In Editing In 2011

Each year American Cinema Editors (ACE) recognizes the best editing of the year in narrative film, documentary and television through the Eddie Awards. The nominations for achievement in 2011 have been released. They include a couple of expected films such as Hugo and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and feature a couple other inclusions that might count as surprises to some.

The full list is below.

This list comes from the ACE press release about this year's Eddies. In this case, I like that there are feature film categories for dramatic and comedy/musical efforts; not that editing one or the other is more difficult, but editing is such a core component of comedy and musical films, and one that so often goes unheralded and even unexamined, that it deserves a moment in the sun.

Looking at the documentary selections, I was at first disappointed not to see Senna included, but it is possible the film wasn't eligible for consideration.

NOMINEES FOR 62nd ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):

  • The Descendants

Kevin Tent, A.C.E.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter, A.C.E.

  • Hugo

Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E.

  • Moneyball

Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E.

  • War Horse

Michael Kahn, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):

  • The Artist

Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius

  • Bridesmaids

William Kerr & Michael L. Sale

  • Midnight in Paris

Alisa Lepselter

  • My Week with Marilyn

Adam Recht

  • Young Adult

Dana E. Glauberman, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

  • The Adventures of Tintin

Michael Kahn, A.C.E.

  • Puss in Boots

Eric Dapkewicz

  • Rango

Craig Wood, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: "Mister Softee"

Roger Nygard

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: "Palestinian Chicken"

Steven Rasch, A.C.E.

  • Modern Family: "Express Christmas"

Steven Rasch, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

  • Breaking Bad: "End Times"

Kelley Dixon

  • Breaking Bad: "Face Off"

Skip MacDonald

  • Friday Night Lights: "Always"

Angela M. Catanzaro

  • The Good Wife: "Real Deal"

Hibah Frisina, A.C.E.

  • The Walking Dead: "Save the Last One"

Hunter Via, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

  • Boardwalk Empire: "To the Lost"

Tim Streeto

  • Game of Thrones: "Baelor"

Frances Parker, A.C.E.

  • Homeland: "Pilot"

Jordan Goldman, David Latham

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:

  • Cinema Verité

Sarah Flack, A.C.E. & Robert Pulcini

  • Downton Abbey, Episode 1.1

John Wilson, A.C.E.

  • Mildred Pierce, Part 1

Affonso Gonçalves & Camilla Toniolo

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY:

  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Joe Bini & Maya Hawke

  • Freedom Riders

Lewis Erskine & Aljernon Tunsil

  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World

David Tedeschi

BEST EDITED REALITY SERIES:

  • Anthony Bourdain – No Reservations: "Haiti"

Eric Lasby

  • Beyond Scared Straight : "Chowchilla"

Rob Goubeaux, A.C.E., Paul J. Coyne, A.C.E., Heather Abell, Audrey Capotosta, Maura Corey, Jeremy Gantz & Molly Shock

  • Whale Wars: "Race to Save Lives"

Eric Myerson, Pete Ritchie & Josh Crockett

And while a great many awards ceremonies don't seem like a lot of fun to attend, you might wish for a chance to attend the 62nd Eddie Awards on February 18, because Patton Oswalt will once again host the event. (He first hosted the Eddies back in 2008.)