Event fetes first female filmmaker of the year Kennedy

This article was corrected on Feb. 26, 2003.

See winners“Chicago” and “Gangs of New York” came out on top Sunday night in their respective categories at the 53rd annual ACE Eddie Awards, which honors editing in eight categories of film, television and documentary.

Awards ceremony, presented by the American Cinema Editors at the Beverly Hilton and hosted by Lauren Graham, saw a woman, Kathleen Kennedy, receive the filmmaker of the year award for the first time in ACE Golden Eddie history.

John Burnett and Tom Rolf earned lifetime career achievement awards, while bestselling author Michael Ondaatje (“The English Patient”) garnered the Robert Wise Award for his book “Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing.”

And the winners are . . .

DRAMATIC FEATURE FILM

“Gangs of New York” – Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E. (Cappa Prods./Miramax)

FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)

“Chicago” — Martin Walsh (Loop Films/Producers Circle/Miramax)

MINISERIES EPISODE

“Forsyte Saga (Part One)” — Tony Cranstoun, Anthony Ham (Granada TV/WGBH Boston)

MOTION PICTURE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TV

“Our America” – Stephen Lovejoy, A.C.E. (Come Sunday Prods./

Paramount/Showtime)

ONE-HOUR TV SERIES

“The Sopranos (Whitecaps)” — Sidney Wolinsky, A.C.E. (Brad Grey Television/Chase Films/HBO)

DOCUMENTARY

“Bowling for Colombine” – Kurt Engfehr (Alliance Atlantis/Dog Eat Dog Films/MGM-UA)

HALF-HOUR TV SERIES

“Sex and the City (Luck Be an Old Lady)” — Wendey Stanzler, A.C.E. (HBO)

MOTION PICTURE FOR COMMERCIAL TV

“We Were the Mulvaneys” – Tod Feuerman, A.C.E. (Von Zerneck-Sertner Films/Lifetime)

STUDENT EDITING

Shilpa Sahi, American Film Institute

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