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

1:28 PM 1/20/2017

by Carolyn Giardina

The animated feature contenders are 'Kubo and the Two Strings,' 'Moana' and 'Zootopia.'

'La La Land'
'La La Land'
Courtesy of Dale Robinette/Lionsgate

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)

    Paramount Pictures

    ArrivalJoe Walker, ACE

    Hacksaw RidgeJohn Gilbert, ACE

    Hell or High Water - Jake Roberts

    Manchester by the Sea - Jennifer Lame

    Moonlight - Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon

  • Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)

    Courtesy of Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

    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

    Courtesy of Disney

    Kubo and the Two Strings - Christopher Murrie, ACE

    MoanaJeff Draheim, ACE

    Zootopia - Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton

  • Best Edited Documentary (Feature)

    'O.J.: Made in America'
    'O.J.: Made in America'
    Courtesy of ESPN

    13th - Spencer Averick

    Amanda KnoxMatthew 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)

    'Everything is Copy'
    'Everything is Copy'
    Wellesley College/Courtesy of HBO

    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

    Lacey Terrell/HBO

    Silicon Valley: “The Uptick” - Brian Merken, ACE

    Veep: “Morning After” - Steven Rasch, ACE

    Veep: “Mother” - Shawn Paper

  • Best Edited One-Hour Series (Commercial)

    'Mr. Robot'
    'Mr. Robot'
    Michael Parmelee/USA Network

    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)

    'Stranger Things'
    'Stranger Things'
    Curtis Baker/Netflix

    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 Mini-Series or Motion Picture (Non-Theatrical)

    'The Night Of'
    'The Night Of'
    Courtesy of HBO

    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. Chiyoon Chung

  • Best Edited Non-Scripted Series

    'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown'
    'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown'
    Screenshot/ CNN/YouTube

    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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