The American Cinema Editors have nominated “American Beauty,” “The Insider,” “The Matrix,” “The Sixth Sense” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley” for the 1999 feature film dramas with the best editing.
The ACE nominated “Analyze This,” “Being John Malkovich,” “Election,” “Man on the Moon” and “Run Lola Run” as the best edited features in the comedy or musical category, while “Buena Vista Social Club,” “Dial ‘H’ for Hitchcock” and “Old Man River” received nods as best edited documentaries.
“Ally McBeal,” “The Sopranos” and “The West Wing” were selected as nominees for the one-hour series category; “Frasier,” “Sports Night” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” received noms for best edited half-hour series.
Winners will be named Feb. 27 at the BevHilton at the 50th annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony. The org already announced that James Cameron will receive the ACE Golden Eddie filmmaker of the year award, while editors Dann Ahn and Marge Fowler will receive career achievement awards.
The ACE, whose membership comprises about 420 film and TV editors, also announced that it has named Jack Tucker, editor of the Cinema Editor magazine, as the first recipient of the Robert Wise Award for the critic, reviewer or writer who has best illuminated the creative work of film editing. The magazine is the official publication of ACE.
A list of nominees follows.
DRAMATIC FEATURE FILM
Tariq Anwar; Christopher Greenbury — “American Beauty” (DreamWorks/Jinks Cohen Co.)
William Goldenberg, ACE; Paul Rubell, ACE; David Rosenbloom, ACE — “The Insider” (Forward Pass/Blue Light Prods./Kaitz Prods./
Mann/Roth Prods.; Touchstone/Buena Vista)
Zach Staenberg, ACE — “The Matrix” (Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Prods./Groucho II Film Partnership/Silver Pictures)
Andrew Mondshein — “The Sixth Sense” (Spyglass/Hollywood Pictures/Buena Vista)
Walter Murch, ACE — “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (Paramount/
Miramax/Timnick Films/Mirage Enterprises)
COMEDY OR MUSICAL FEATURE FILM
Christopher Tellefsen — “Analyze This” (Warner Bros./Tribeca Prods./
Village Roadshow Prods./NPV Entertainment/Face Prods./Spring Creek Prods./Baltimore Prods.)
Eric Zumbrunnen — “Being John Malkovich” (Gramercy/Single Cell Pictures/Propaganda Films/USA Films)
Kevin Tent — “Election” (Paramount/Bona Fide Prods./MTV Prods.)
Christopher Tellefsen; Lynzee Klingman, ACE; Adam Boome — “Man on the Moon” (Universal/Jersey Films/Mutual Film Co./Cinehaus)
Mathilde Bonnefoy — “Run Lola Run” (Sony Pictures Classics/German Independents)
TV MINISERIES EPISODE
Peter Coulson — “Cleopatra,” Part 1 (Hallmark/ABC)
Drake Silliman, ACE — “The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer,” Part 1 (Dan Wigutow Prods./Regency Television/NBC)
Robert Frazen — “The ’60s,” Part 2 (NBC Studios/Lynda Obst Prods.)
MOTION PICTURE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TV
Alan Heim, ACE — “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” (HBO/Esparza/
Alexandra Mackie — “RKO 281” (HBO/Scott Free Prods. )
Stephen Lovejoy, ACE– “Strange Justice” (Paramount/
ONE-HOUR TV SERIES
Philip Neel, ACE — “Ally McBeal (The Car Wash)” (Fox/David E. Kelley Prods.)
William B. Stich, ACE — “The Sopranos (I Dream of Jeannie Cusamono)” Brillstein-Grey Entertainment/HBO)
Christopher Nelson, ACE — “The West Wing (pilot)” (WB/John Wells Prods.)
HALF-HOUR TV SERIES
Pat Barnett — “Everybody Loves Raymond (Robert’s Date)” (Worldwide Pants/HBO)
Ron Volk, ACE — “Frasier (Three Valentines)” — Grub Street Prods./Paramount TV/NBC)
Janet Ashikaga, ACE — “Sports Night (Small Town)” (Imagine/
Brian Johnson; Monica Anderson — “Buena Vista Social Club” (Artisan/
Arnold Glassman — “Dial ‘H’ for Hitchcock” (Rocket Science Laboratories/Universal TV/Encore Cable Network)
Allan Holzman, ACE — “Old Man River” (Jerry Fujikawa Prods.)
TWO-HOUR MOTION PICTURE FOR COMMERCIAL TV
Charles Bornstein, ACE; Tina Hirsch, ACE — “Behind the Mask” (CBS/Once Upon a Time Films/
Richard Halsey, ACE — “Pirates of Silicon Valley” (St. Nick’s Prods./Haft Entertainment/TNT)
Paul Dixon, ACE — “A Slight Case of Murder” (TNT/Firebrand Prods.)