Editors tap 2 for Lifetime prize

Gibbs, Watters chosen for ACE Eddie Awards

HOLLYWOOD — The American Cinema Editors have tapped veteran editors Antony Gibbs and George D. Watters as this year’s winners of its Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The kudos will be awarded Feb. 24 at the 52nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Gibbs began his career in 1955 as an assistant to Ralph Kemplen on “Alexander the Great” and “The Story of Esther Costello.” He became one of the editors on “The Third Man” TV series and later worked on “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner,” Tom Jones,” “Dune,” “Ronin,” “Agnes of God,” “Bad Boys,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”

He is currently cutting “Scorched,” starring Woody Harrelson and Alicia Silverstone.

Watters is best known for his work on TV Westerns such as “Rawhide,” “Bonanza,” “The High Chapparral,” “Have Gun Will Travel” and “Little House on the Prairie,” along with “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.” He also worked on “Enter the Dragon” as one of the first Americans editors to use the Hong Kong style of filmmaking.

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