Oscar faves make the cut for film/TV editor noms

Hollywood’s odds-on Oscar favorites continued to dominate other awards nominations Monday as the American Cinema Editors picked Michael Kahn’s “Schindler’s List,” Veronika Jenet’s “The Piano” and “The Fugitive” as top nominees for the best edited motion picture of the year.

“The Fugitive,” which needed a team of film-dicers because its release date was moved up, drew nods for Dennis Virkler, Don Brochu, Dean Goodhill, Richard Nord, David Finfer and Dov Hoenig.

“In the Line of Fire,” edited by Anne V. Coates, and “In the Name of the Father,” cut by Gerry Hambling, rounded out the best edited film category for the 44th annual ACE Eddie Awards, which will be given out March 12 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Helmer Martin Scorsese, whose “The Age of Innocence” was absent from the nominees lists, will get an honorary ACE Golden Eddie award for “distinguished contributions to the art and craft of film.” Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are the most recent winners of the career accolade.

ACE Eddie nominees include:



“In the Name of the Father,” Gerry Hambling, Hell’s Kitchen Ltd./Universal

“In the Line of Fire,” Anne V. Coates, Castle Rock/Columbia

“Schindler’s List,” Michael Kahn, Amblin/Universal

“The Fugitive,” Dennis Virkler, Don Brochu, Dean Goodhill, Richard Nord, David Finfer, Dov Hoenig, Keith Barrish/Arnold Kopelson/Warner Bros.

“The Piano,” Veronika Jenet, CIBY 200/Miramax Films


“Survivors of the Skeleton Coast — National Geographic Special,” Barry D. Nye, National Geographic Television/PBS “Baraka,” Ron Frike, Mark Magidson, David Aubrey, Magidson Films/Samuel Goldwyn Co. “Visions of Light,” Arnold Glassman, Kino Intl./AFI/NHK



“Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,””The Green Glow of Home,” Edward Sailer, Warner Bros. Television/ABC

“Northern Exposure,””Kaddash for Uncle Manny,” Briana Spears London, Sharon Silverman, Pipeline Prods./CBS

“NYPD Blue,””Pilot,” Lawrence Jordan, Steven Bochco Prods./ABC


“Murphy Brown,””Angst for the Memories,” Tucker Wiard, Shukovsky/English Entertainment/in association with Warner Bros./CBS

“Tales From the Crypt,””People Who Live in Brass Hearses,” Stephen Lovejoy, Tales From the Crypt Prods./HBO

“Seinfeld,””The Lipreader,” Janet Ashikaga, Castle Rock Entertainment/NBC



“And the Band Played On,” Lois Freeman-Fox, HBO Pictures/HBO

“Barbarians at the Gate,” Patrick Kennedy, HBO Pictures/HBO

“The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom,” Eric Sears, HBO Pictures/HBO


“Geronimo,” Millie Moore, Yorktown Prods./TNT

“Gypsy,” William Reynolds, RHI Entertainment/CBS

“Murder of Innocence,” Charles Bornstein, Hearst Entertainment


“A Year in Provence,””Summer,” Jon Gregory, Chris Wimble, BBC/A&E “Alex Haley’s Queen,” Paul La Mastra, James Galloway, David Wolper Prods./Warner Bros./CBS

“Love, Honor and Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage,” Part I,” Robert L. Sinise, Lauren Prods./CBS.

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