ACE Eddie Awards Nominations Highlight the Best Editing of 2016
The ACE Eddie Award is often an Oscar Best Picture predictor.
The American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards, voted on by more than a thousand accomplished editors and Hollywood insiders, released its 2016 nominations today. As expected, awards season heavyweights such as La La Land, Hell or High Water, and Moonlight populate the Best Edited Feature Film categories. But the Eddies also venture into television; the Best Edited One-Hour Series category features episodes from Mr. Robot, Westworld, and Game of Thronesas nominees. Furthermore, the Eddies highlight excellence in documentary editing—a trade akin to writing, as the story emerges through editing—by delineating separate categories, which feature nominees such as Netflix's Amanda Knox documentary and the much-lauded O.J.: Made in America.
The Eddie Awards has a good track record of predicting the Oscars. According to Gold Derby, over the past 24 years, 105 of the 120 Oscar nominees for Film Editing first won an Eddie. Additionally, the awards serve as a fairly accurate barometer for the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner: 17 out of the last 26 Best Picture winners were Eddie Award recipients.
The ACE Eddie Awards ceremony will take place on January 27, 2017. This year, J.J. Abrams will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award.