The Eddie Awards loom large over the Oscar race. The Eddie winner in the dramatic or comedy/musical categories has gone on to be crowned as best picture at the Oscars in seven of the past 12 years – and for the past 34 years every film that has won Oscar’s ultimate prize has also been nominated for an Eddie.
“The Lego Movie,” edited by David Burrows & Chris McKay won best edited animated feature Film. “Citizenfour,” edited by Mathilde Bonnefoy, was honored as best edited documentary feature.
Television winners included “Veep: Special Relationship,” edited by Anthony Boys, for best edited half-hour series for television; “Sherlock – His Last Vow,” edited by Yan Miles, for best edited one-hour series for commercial television; “True Detective – Who Goes There,” edited by Affonso Gonçalves, for best edited one-hour series for non-commercial television; “The Normal Heart,” edited by Adam Penn, for best edited miniseries or motion picture for television; and “Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown: Iran,” edited by Hunter Gross, for best edited non-scripted series.
In the best edited documentary (television) category, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Episode 3/The Fire of Life,” edited by Erik Ewers, took top honors.
The student editing competition winner was Johnny Sepulveda of Video Symphony, who beat out hundreds of competitors from film schools and universities. “Boyhood” director Richard Linklater presented the award to Sepulveda.
Frank Marshall received the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor, presented to him by Chris Pratt. Previous winners of ACE’s highest honor include Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. The latter, Marshall’s producing partner, received kind words from the night’s winner.
Career Achievement Awards went to veteran editors Diane Adler and Jerry Greenberg. Carolyn Giardina won the Robert Wise Award, which is presented to a journalist whose work has helped illuminate the craft of editing.
The evening’s presenters included Matt Damon, Chris Pratt, Rene Russo, Allen Leech, Robin Leach, Dan Gilroy, Jeff Garlin and Amanda Fuller.
The 65th annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony took place at in front of an audience of 1,000 at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Actress/comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub served as a saucy if understated master of ceremonies.
A complete list of winners:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
David Burrows & Chris McKay
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Episode 3 / The Fire of Life
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION
Veep: “Special Relationship”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Sherlock: “His Last Vow”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
True Detective: “Who Goes There”
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION
The Normal Heart
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Iran
BEST STUDENT EDITING
Johnny Sepulveda (Video Symphony)