The American Cinema Editors have announced the nominees for the 64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing editorial excellence in film and television productions.
There aren't any big surprises in the list of 16 feature film nominees — dramas, comedies and musicals, animated films, and documentaries — and while the TV categories are a little less predictable, the much-loved Breaking Bad utterly dominated its category, scoring no fewer than four out of the five nominations in One-Hour Commercial Television. It's the only TV series that received more than one citation from the group, and special kudos must go to editor Skip MacDonald, who is credited or co-credited for no fewer than three of the nominated episodes.
The Eddie Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on Friday, February 7. The full list of nominees follows.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
12 Years a Slave
Chris Rouse, A.C.E.
Alfonso Cuarón & Mark Sanger
Eric Zumbrunnen, A.C.E. & Jeff Buchanan
Saving Mr. Banks
Mark Livolsi, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E.
August: Osage County
Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Roderick Jaynes [Joel Coen and Ethan Coen]
Kevin Tent, A.C.E.
The Wolf of Wall Street
Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Despicable Me 2
Gregory Perler, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
20 Feet from Stardom
Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):
American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’
Stephen Ellis, Gordon Mason & Phil McDonald
Aaron I. Butler
The Assassination of President Kennedy
Chris A. Peterson
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
30 Rock: “Hogcock! / Last Lunch”
Meg Reticker / Ken Eluto, A.C.E.
Arrested Development: “Flight of the Phoenix”
Kabir Akhtar & A.J. Dickerson
The Office: “Finale”
David Rogers & Claire Scanlon
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Breaking Bad: “Buried”
Skip MacDonald A.C.E. & Sharidan Williams-Sotelo
Breaking Bad: “Felina”
Skip MacDonald A.C.E.
Breaking Bad: “Granite State”
Kelley Dixon, A.C.E. & Chris McCaleb
Breaking Bad: “Ozymandias”
Skip MacDonald A.C.E.
The Good Wife: “Hitting the Fan”
Scott Vickrey, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere”
Oral Norrie Ottey
Homeland: “Big Man in Tehran”
Terry Kelley, A.C.E.
House of Cards: “Chapter 1”
Kirk Baxter, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
American Horror Story: Asylum: “The Name Game”
Stewart Schill, A.C.E.
Behind the Candelabra
Mary Ann Bernard
Barbara Tulliver, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Tokyo
Beyond Scared Straight: “The Return of Hustle Man”
Rob Goubeaux, A.C.E., Mark S. Andrew, A.C.E., Paul J. Coyne, A.C.E., Jennifer Nelson, Martin Skibosh, Trevor Campbell
Deadliest Catch: “Mutiny on the Bering Sea”
Josh Earl, A.C.E. Alex Durham, Rob Butler