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 Thrones as 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.

Notably, Veteran editor Thelma Schoonmaker was snubbed for her work on Martin Scorsese's Silence. In previous years, she earned Best Editing Oscars for all three of her Scorsese films: Raging BullThe Aviator, and The Departed.

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.

See the full list of 2016 nominations below.

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Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)

Joe Walker, ACE

Hacksaw Ridge
John Gilbert, ACE

Hell or High Water
Jake Roberts

Manchester by the Sea
Jennifer Lame

Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)

Julian Clarke, ACE

Hail, Caesar!
Roderick Jaynes

The Jungle Book
Mark Livolsi, ACE

La La Land
Tom Cross, ACE

The Lobster
Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Best Edited Feature Film (Animated)

Kubo and the Two Strings
Christopher Murrie, ACE

Jeff Draheim, ACE

Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton

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Best Edited Documentary: Feature

Spencer Averick

Amanda Knox
Matthew Hamachek

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
Paul Crowder

O.J.: Made in America
Bret Granato, Maya Mumma & Ben Sozanski

Eli B. Despres

Best Edited Documentary: Television

The Choice 2016
Steve Audette, ACE

Everything is Copy
Bob Eisenhart, ACE

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World
Oliver Lief

Best Edited Half-Hour Series

Silicon Valley: “The Uptick”
Brian Merken, ACE

Veep: “Morning After”
Steven Rasch, ACE

Veep: “Mother”
Shawn Paper

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Best Edited One-Hour Series: Commercial

Better Call Saul: “Fifi”
Skip Macdonald, ACE

Better Call Saul: “Klick”
Skip Macdonald, ACE & Curtis Thurber

Better Call Saul: “Nailed”
Kelley Dixon, ACE & Chris McCaleb

Mr. Robot: “eps2.4m4ster-s1ave.aes”
Philip Harrison

This is Us: “Pilot”
David L. Bertman, ACE

Best Edited One-Hour Series: Non-Commercial

The Crown: “Assassins”
Yan Miles, ACE

Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards”
Tim Porter, ACE

Stranger Things: “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”
Dean Zimmerman

Stranger Things: “Chapter Seven: The Bathtub”
Kevin D. Ross

Westworld: “The Original”
Stephen Semel, ACE & Marc Jozefowicz

Best Edited Miniseries of Motion Picture: Non-Theatrical

All the Way
Carol Littleton, ACE

The Night Of: “The Beach”
Jay Cassidy, ACE

The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”
Adam Penn, Stewart Schill, ACE & C. Chi-yoon Chung

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: “Manila” 
Hunter Gross, ACE

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Senegal
Mustafa Bhagat

Deadliest Catch: “Fire at Sea: Part 2”
Josh Earl, ACE & Alexander Rubinow, ACE

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