The ACE Eddie awards honor those wonderfully creative Editors whose work in the past year have been of the utmost excellence. You could not find a more talented group of honored nominees. Norman Jewison was honored with a Golden Eddie for his body of work as one of the most successful Directors in Cinema. Norman’s films have 46 Academy Award nominations and twelve wins. A few of his notable films are Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Agnes of God, Moonstruck, and The Hurricane. The ACE Eddie Career Achievement Award honors went to Millie Moore for her brilliant body of work including Go Tell the Spartans, To Heal A Nation, and Johnny Got His Gun; and Bud Smith (Director and Editor) for his spectacular body of work including The Exorcist, The Karate Kid and The Sting.
Brilliant Patton Oswalt was the host for the Eddie Awards. I am sure many of you remember him as the adorable rat from PIXAR’s Ratatouille. Patton’s cutting edge humor was a refreshing touch to the atmosphere. I never laughed so hard. Several celebrities made appearances as presenters. Anton Yelchin, Academy Award nominee Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild), Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Bonnie Hunt, Director William Friedkin (The Exorcist), and Michael Moore (Sicko). The entire awards ceremony and presentation went off without a hitch. The highlight of the awards was the nominees and winners.
WINNERS OF THE 58TH ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS
Norman Jewison, Director
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
The Bourne Ultimatum
Christopher Rouse, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
Curb Your Enthusiasm: “The Bat Mitzvah”
Steven Rasch, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Norman Buckley, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
The Sopranos: “Made in America”
Sidney Wolinsky, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Tatiana S. Riegel A.C.E. and Leo Trombetta, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
The Company: Night 2
Scott Vickery, A.C.E. and Robert Ferretti, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY:
Geoffrey Richman, Chris Seward & Dan Swietlik
BEST EDITED REALITY SERIES:
Cops “Country Love”
Chuck Montgomery, A.C.E. & Michael Glickman
I want to thank Avid’s Jennifer Rosenberg and Doug Price for inviting me to the Eddie Awards. It was an eye opening experience. It was nice to see first hand Avid’s involvement and support throughout the entertainment industry. It helps you to realize that purchasing software is not just about the engineering but also about the people behind the product.
For more information about the Eddie Awards please go to http://www.ace-filmeditors.org/newace/intro.html