Editors sharpen focus with ACE nom list

Eddie kudos to be announced Feb. 23

This article was corrected on Jan. 24, 2003.

HOLLYWOOD — American Cinema Editors has tapped Oscar winners Michael Kahn and Thelma Schoonmaker among its feature nominees for this year’s ACE Eddie kudos.

The winners will be announced Feb. 23 at ACE’s 53rd awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Final ballots will be mailed Jan. 31.

Kahn and Schoonmaker are nominated in the dramatic category for “Minority Report” and “Gangs of New York,” respectively, along with Kevin Tent for “About Schmidt,” Peter Boyle for “The Hours” and Michael Horton for “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.” Kahn won Oscars for “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan,” while Schoonmaker won for “Raging Bull.”

Nominees in the feature comedy/musical category are Nick Moore for “About a Boy,” Eric Zumbrunnen for “Adaptation,” Martin Walsh for “Chicago,” Mia Goldman for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and Leslie Jones for “Punch-Drunk Love.”

Nonfiction field

In the docu race, mentions went to Kurt Engfehr for “Bowling for Columbine,” Jun Diaz for “The Kid Stays in the Picture” and Allan Holzman for “Sounds of Memphis.”

The org also announced 16 noms in five TV categories, including half-hour series; nominees are Pat Barnett for “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Wendy Stanzler for “Sex and the City” and Peter Chakos for “Will & Grace.” Noms for one-hour series went to Chris Willingham for “24,” Sidney Wolinsky for “The Sopranos” and Janet Ashikaga for “The West Wing.”

Nominees in the miniseries category are Milton Ginsberg for “Fidel,” Tony Cranstoun and Anthony Ham for “The Forsyte Saga” and Michael Ornstein for “Taken.” Noncommercial TV noms include Norman Buckley for “Joe and Max,” Joe Hutshing for “Live From Baghdad” and Stephen Lovejoy for “Our America.”

Nominations for TV movie went to Paul Dixon for “Door to Door,” Charles Bornstein for “Murder in Greenwich” and Tod Feuerman for “We Were the Mulvaneys.”

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