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ACE Eddie Award Nominations

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 11, 2013 at 11:43AM

The American Cinema Editors' (ACE) have picked their nominations for the 63rd annual Eddie Awards, recognizing outstanding editing across nine categories. This group is often revealing of where the Academy is going in the final Oscar stretch. Thus "Argo," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty" received nods for Best Edited Feature Film (Drama). Of that group only "Skyfall" did not earn a best picture Oscar nomination. Also on the Oscar best picture as well as the ACE comedy/musical list are "Les Miserables" and "Silver Linings Playbook."
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'Lincoln'
'Lincoln'

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

Brave

Nicolas C. Smith, A.C.E.

Frankenweenie 
Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E. & Mark Solomon

Rise of the Guardians 
Joyce Arrastia

Wreck-It Ralph

Tim Mertens

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):


Samsara

Ron Fricke & Mark Magidson

Searching for Sugar Man
Malik Bendjelloul

West of Memphis

Billy McMillin

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):

American Masters - Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Pamela Scott Arnold

The Dust Bowl - Episode 1: The Great Plow Up
Craig Mellish

The Weight of the Nation: Episode 1: Consequences

Paula Heredia

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:

Girls: “Pilot”

Robert Frazen, A.C.E. & Catherine Haight

Modern Family: “Mystery Date”

Ryan Case

Nurse Jackie: “Handle Your Scandal”

Gary Levy

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

Breaking Bad: “Dead Freight”

Skip Macdonald A.C.E.

Breaking Bad: “Gliding Over All”

Kelley Dixon, A.C.E.

Mad Men: “The Other Woman”

Tom Wilson

Nashville: “Pilot”

Keith Henderson

Smash: “Pilot”

Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

Homeland: “The Choice”

Terry Kelley, A.C.E.

Homeland: “State of Independence”

Jordan Goldman

The Newsroom: “We Just Decided To (Pilot)”

Anne McCabe, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:

Game Change

Lucia Zucchetti, A.C.E.

Hatfields & McCoys, Part 1


Don Cassidy

Hemingway & Gellhorn

Walter Murch, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:

Beyond Scared Straight : " Oklahoma County, OK - The Weight"

Rob Goubeaux, A.C.E., Mark S. Andrew, A.C.E., Paul J. Coyne, A.C.E., Mark Baum, Jeremy Gantz, Johnny Skaare, J.C. Solis & Ken Yankee

Frozen Planet: “Ends of the Earth”

Andy Netley & Sharon Gillooly

Deadliest Catch: “I Don't Want to Die”

Josh Earl, A.C.E. & Alex Durham

This article is related to: Awards, Argo, Skyfall, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, Awards


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.