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‘Matrix,’ ‘Malkovich’ hold biggest of ACEs

Cameron named filmmaker of the year

“Being John Malkovich” and “The Matrix” received top editing honors Sunday at the American Cinema Editors’ 50th annual ACE Eddie Awards.

Comedian Byron Allen hosted the evening, along with presenters Arnold Schwarzenegger, Thora Birch, Sharon Lawrence, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane, Adam Arkin and “Swingers” duo Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn. Also on hand at the Beverly Hilton soiree was singer Aimee Mann, who performed her Oscar-nominated tune.

James Cameron was presented the Golden Eddie filmmaker of the year award. Honorary career achievement awards went to Dann Cahn, A.C.E., and Marge Fowler, A.C.E.

Following is a complete list of winners:


Zach Staenberg, A.C.E. — “The Matrix” (Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Prods./Groucho II Film Partnership/Silver Pictures)


Eric Zumbrunnen — “Being John Malkovich” (Gramercy/Single Cell Pictures/Propaganda Films/USA Films)


Robert Frazen — “The ’60s,” Part 2 (NBC Studios/Lynda Obst Prods.)


Alan Heim, A.C.E. — “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” (HBO/Esparza/Katz Prods.)


Philip Neel, A.C.E. — “Ally McBeal (The Car Wash)” (Fox/David E. Kelley Prods.)


Ron Volk, A.C.E. — “Frasier (Three Valentines)” — Grub Street Prods./Paramount TV/NBC)


Allan Holzman, A.C.E. — “Old Man River” (Jerry Fujikawa Prods.)


Richard Halsey, A.C.E. — “Pirates of Silicon Valley” (St. Nick’s Prods./Haft Entertainment/TNT)

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