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Winners Revealed at 74th Annual ACE Eddie Awards Recognizing Excellence in Film, Television, and Documentaries


Winners Revealed at 74th Annual ACE Eddie Awards
Recognizing Excellence in Film, Television, and Documentaries

The 74th Annual ACE Eddie Awards, hosted at UCLA's Royce Hall and presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE), declared the champions across 14 categories of film, television, and documentaries. The ceremony, aired live, highlighted exceptional editing performances throughout the year.

The prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Award was bestowed upon iconic filmmaker John Waters, honoring his remarkable contributions to cinema. Additionally, Kate Amend, ACE, and Walter Murch, ACE, received Career Achievement Awards, recognizing their outstanding influence on film editing. Stephen Lovejoy, ACE, was presented with the ACE Heritage Award for his steadfast dedication to ACE and its objectives.

The event, overseen by ACE president Kevin Tent, ACE, who also secured top comedy honors for his work on "The Holdovers," featured a vibrant ambiance. Drag queen, performer, and queer activist Nina West commenced the festivities with an original musical performance. Notable presenters included long-time collaborators of John Waters, Mink Stole, and Ricki Lake, alongside industry luminaries such as George Lucas, Kevin Smith, and LisaGay Hamilton. The evening concluded with a lively after-party, featuring live music by Tom Kenny & the Hi-Seas and a special appearance by DJ Lance Rock.

Here's a rundown of the winners for the 74th Annual ACE Eddie Awards:

Film Categories:

Best Edited Feature Film (Drama, Theatrical): "Oppenheimer" - Jennifer Lame, ACE

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy, Theatrical): "The Holdovers" - Kevin Tent, ACE

Best Edited Animated Feature Film: "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" - Michael Andrews, ACE

Best Edited Documentary (Theatrical): "Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie" - Michael Harte, ACE

Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical): "Escaping Twin Flames: 'Up in Flames'" - Martin Biehn, Kevin Hibbard, Inbal B. Lessner, ACE, Troy Takaki, ACE, Mimi Wilcox

Television Categories:

Best Edited Multi-Camera Comedy Series: "How I Met Your Father: 'Daddy'" - Russell Griffin, ACE

Best Edited Single Camera Comedy Series: "The Bear: 'Fishes'" - Joanna Naugle, ACE

Best Edited Drama Series: "The Last of Us: 'Long, Long Time'" - Timothy A. Good, ACE

Best Edited Feature Film (Non-Theatrical): "Reality" - Jennifer Vecchiarello

Best Edited Limited Series: "Beef: 'The Birds Don't Sing, They Screech in Pain'" - Harry Yoon, ACE, Laura Zempel, ACE

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series: "Couples Therapy: 'Episode 310'" - Delaney Lynch, Helen Kearns, ACE, Katrina Taylor

Best Edited Variety Talk/Sketch Show or Special: "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" - Dom Whitworth, Guy Harding, Hamish Lyons, Rupa Rathod, Ben Wainwright-Pearce, Reg Wrench

Best Edited Animated Series: "Blue Eye Samurai: 'The Tale of the Ronin and The Bride'" - Yuka Shirasuna

Special Recognition:

Anne V. Coates Award for Student Editing: Ariel Emma Martin - Chapman University

American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an esteemed society of motion picture editors, founded in 1950. Members are elected based on their professional achievements, commitment to education, and dedication to the craft of editing. ACE organizes various events annually, including EditFest, Invisible Art/Visible Artists, and the ACE Eddie Awards, which acknowledge excellence in editing across multiple mediums. The organization also publishes CinemaEditor, a quarterly magazine focusing on editing in the film industry.

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