'Babel,' 'Pirates' make cut at Eddies

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The American Cinema Editors have nominated “Babel,” “Casino Royale,” “The Departed,” “The Queen” and “United 93″ for best-edited drama, while “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Dreamgirls,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Thank You for Smoking” drew the noms for comedy or musical.

Winners of the ACE Eddie awards, which includes five TV categories, will be announced Feb. 18 at the org’s 57th annual ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.

Nominees in drama were Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise for Par Vantage’s “Babel”; Stuart Baird for Sony’s “Casino Royale”; Thelma Schoonmaker for Warner’s “The Departed”; Lucia Zucchetti for Miramax’s “The Queen”; and Clare Douglas, Christopher Rouse and Richard Pearson for “United 93.”

Nominees in comedy/musical were Mark Livolsi for Fox’s “The Devil Wears Prada”; Virginia Katz for Paramount’s “Dreamgirls”; Pamela Martin for Fox Searchlight’s “Little Miss Sunshine”; Craig Wood and Stephen Rivkin for “Pirates”; and Dana Glauberman for “Thank You for Smoking.”

Documentary noms went to Jay Cassidy and Dan Swietlik for Par Vantage’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” Patrick McMahon and Carrie Goldman for “Baghdad ER” and Samuel D. Pollard for PBS’ “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Part One.”

Last year’s winners were Hughes Winborne (“Crash”) for drama and Michael McCusker (“Walk the Line”) for comedy/musical.

And the nominees are…

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Babel, Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E. & Douglas Crise
Casino Royal, Stuart Baird, A.C.E.
The Departed, Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E.
The Queen, Lucia Zuccheti
United 93, Clare Douglas, Christopher Rouse, A.C.E. & Richard Pearson

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
The Devil Wears Prada, Mark Livolsi, A.C.E.
Dreamgirls, Virginia Katz, A.C.E.
Little Miss Sunshine, Pamela Martin
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Craig Wood & Stephen Rivkin, A.C.E.
Thank You for Smoking, Dana Glauberman

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
Entourage: “Sorry Ari”, John Corn
My Name Is Earl: “Number One”, Lance Luckey
The Office: “Casino Night”, Dean Holland & David Rogers

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
24: “7pm to 8pm”, Leon Ortiz-Gill, A.C.E.
Friday Night Lights: “Pilot”, Conrad Gonzalez, A.C.E., Keith Henderson & Steve Michael
Grey’s Anatomy: “It’s the End of the World”, Edward Ornelas

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Deadwood: “Tell Your God to Ready for Blood”, Stephen Mark, A.C.E.
The Sopranos: “Members Only”, Sidney Wolinsky, A.C.E.
The Wire: “Boys of Summer”, Kate Sanford

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Elizabeth 1, part one, Beverly Mills
Mrs. Harris, Curtiss Clayton & Lee Percy, A.C.E.
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act, part one, Trevor Waite

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Lost: Live Together, Die Alone, Sue Blainey, Sarah Boyd & Stephen Semel, A.C.E.
The Path to 9/11, part two, Geoffrey Rowland, A.C.E., Eric Sears, A.C.E., Bryan Horne, David Handman, A.C.E. & Mitchell Danton
The Ron Clark Story, Heather Persons

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY:
An Inconvenient Truth , Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. & Dan Swietlik
Baghdad ER, Patrick McMahon, A.C.E. & Carrie Goldman
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, part one, Samuel D. Pollard

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