'Arrival,' 'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' Among American Cinema Editors' Eddie Award Nominees

The animated feature contenders are 'Kubo and the Two Strings,' 'Moana' and 'Zootopia.'
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American Cinema Editors has revealed the nominees for its 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards, which will be handed out Jan. 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Narrative live-action features are divided into two categories. Nominees for a dramatic feature are the editors of Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. In the comedy feature category, ACE has nominated the editors of Deadpool, Hail Caesar, La La Land, The Jungle Book and The Lobster.

The field includes first-time nominees such as Moonlight's Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon, and past nominees such as Arrival's Joe Walker, The Jungle Book's Mark Livolsi and La La Land's Tom Cross (an Academy Award winner for Whiplash).

In 11 of the last 15 years, the winner of the award for dramatic feature has gone on to win the Academy Award in film editing. In 2003, the Oscar for film editing was awarded to the musical Chicago, which won the Eddie that year for the category then-known as best edited feature, comedy or musical. Last year, Margaret Sixel won the dramatic feature Eddie and Oscar for Mad Max: Fury Road.

This year's Eddie nominees also include Laika's Kubo and the Two Strings, and Disney's Moana and Zootopia in the animated feature category. Moana editor Jeff Draheim previously won an Eddie in 2014 for Frozen.

The five nominated feature documentaries are 13th, Amanda Knox, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years, OJ: Made in America and Weiner.

Scoring multiple nominations in the television categories were Better Call Saul, which earned three nods; and Stranger Things, Veep and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which received two nominations apiece.

The complete list of nominees follows. 

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)

Arrival - Joe Walker, ACE

Hacksaw Ridge - John Gilbert, ACE

Hell or High Water - Jake Roberts

Manchester by the Sea - Jennifer Lame

Moonlight - Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY)

Deadpool - 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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Kubo and the Two Strings - Christopher Murrie, ACE

Moana - Jeff Draheim, ACE

Zootopia - Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) 

13th - 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

Weiner - 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

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 OR 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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