February 07, 2014 11:17pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
'Captain Phillips,' 'American Hustle' Win American Cinema Editors Awards
Christopher Rouse, editor of Captain Phillips, and Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten, editors of American Hustle, won best edited dramatic feature and best edited comedy or musical feature respectively at the 64th annual American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards, Friday at the Beverly Hilton.
In nine of the past 10 years, the winner of the dramatic feature category has gone on to win the Oscar in film editing. Additionally, at six of the past 10 ceremonies, a film that won either the category for dramatic feature or comedy/musical feature went on to win the Academy Award for best picture.
At the Eddies, Rouse’s retelling of the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship by Somali pirates topped a field of nominees in the dramatic category that included Gravity, 12 Years A Slave, Her and Saving Mr. Banks.
Rouse previously won an Eddie and Oscar for The Bourne Ultimatum. Both Bourne and Captain Phillips were directed by Paul Greengrass, who on Friday accepted the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, which was presented by Tom Hanks.
David O’Russell’s American Hustle – based on an FBI sting operation in the late '70s and early ‘80s — marked the second Eddie win in a row for Cassidy and Struthers, who won the same category last year for O’Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook. (Cassidy additionally has a prior Eddie win in the feature documentary category for An Inconvenient Truth.) This is the second Eddie for Baumgarten, who previously won in a television category for Recount. In the Eddie’s comedy or musical feature category, American Hustle’s team topped a field of nominees that included the editors of August: Osage County, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street.
The editors of Captain Phillips, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Gravity and Dallas Buyers Club are all nominated for the Oscar in film editing.
Also in ACE's feature competitions, editor Jeff Draheim won the Eddie for best edited animated feature for Frozen; and Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber and Jason Zeldes won best edited documentary for 20 Feet From Stardom.
Skip MacDonald won his third Eddie in a row for Breaking Bad, in the category of one-hour series for commercial television.
Additional winners in the television categories included the The Office finale, Homeland, Behind The Candelabra, Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown: Tokyo and The Assassination of President Kennedy.
Career Achievement Awards went to Richard Halsey, who won an Oscar for editing Rocky; and Robert C. Jones, who won an Oscar for writing Coming Home and earned three nominations for editing including for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. The Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Teri Schwartz presented to Halsey and Warren Beatty presented to Jones.
The Heritage Award, which has only been presented a few times in the organization’s history, was bestowed on ACE past president Randy Roberts (Chicago Hope) for his "lengthy and unwavering commitment to the organization." He received the award from ACE president Alan Heim.
Bob Odenkirk hosted the ceremony.
A full list of winners follows:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Christopher Rouse, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
20 Feet from Stardom
Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):
The Assassination of President Kennedy
Chris A. Peterson
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
The Office: “Finale”
David Rogers & Claire Scanlon
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Breaking Bad: “Felina”
Skip MacDonald A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Homeland: “Big Man in Tehran”
Terry Kelley, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Behind the Candelabra
Mary Ann Bernard
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Tokyo
BEST STUDENT EDITING
Ambar Salinas, Video Symphony