Editors deem ‘Ray,’ ‘Aviator’ a cut above

ACE fetes 'Sex,' 'Boston' in tube categories

Biopics continued to rule the kudos scene as “The Aviator” and “Ray” won top honors at the 55th annual American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards Sunday night.

Thelma Schoonmaker won the Eddie for feature film editing (dramatic) for Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator.” “Ray’s” Paul Hirsch went home with feature film editing (comedy or musical).

On the television side, “Sex and the City” won for half-hour series editing and “Boston Legal” won one-hour series editing.

The miniseries or motion picture editing trophy for noncommercial television went to “Something the Lord Made.” A second Jamie Foxx project, “Redemption,” walked away with the Eddie for miniseries or motion picture editing for commercial television.

Michael Darrow of the American Film Institute was honored with student editing. Documentary prize went to Paul Crowder for surfing doc “Riding Giants.”

The ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor was bestowed on James L. Brooks. Lifetime Career Achievement Awards went to Dave Blewitt and Jim Clark.

American Cinema Editors prexy Alan Heim presided over the kudofest at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which was hosted by Jay Mohr.