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American Cinema Editors Unveil Awards Nominees

No film has won best picture at the Oscars since 1981 without having received at least a nomination at the Eddies.

The editors of Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The King’s Speech and The Social Network will compete for the ACE Eddie Award for best edited dramatic feature at the 61st Annual ACE Eddie Awards. The event takes place on Feb. 19 at the Beverly Hilton.

In the feature category for musical or comedy, the nominees are the editors of Alice in Wonderland, Easy A, The Kids Are All Right, Made in Dagenham and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

And the editors of Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3 will compete in the category of best edited animated feature film, which is a new category that was launched last year.

These categories are ones to watch, as no film has won best picture at the Oscars without also having received at least a best editing nomination at the Eddies since Ordinary People in 1981. Last year, The Hurt Locker won the Eddie in the drama category before it went on to win Oscars including best picture and best editing.

In total, American Cinema Editors recognizes editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries. The nominees in the documentary category include the editors of Exit Through the Gift Shop, Inside Job and Waiting For Superman.

Also during the 61st ACE Eddie Awards, Christopher Nolan will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. Two Career Achievement honorees will be announced next week.

Final ballots will be mailed on Jan. 20, with polls closing on Feb. 4. The Blue Ribbon panels where judging for all television categories and the documentary film category happens take place Jan. 29.  
 

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 61st Annual ACE Eddie Awards:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):

Black Swan
Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E.
 
The Fighter
Pamela Martin

Inception
Lee Smith, A.C.E.
 
The King’s Speech
Tariq Anwar
 
The Social Network
Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter
 

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):

Alice in Wonderland
Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E.
 
Easy A
Susan Littenberg
 
The Kids Are All Right
Jeffrey M. Werner
 
Made in Dagenham
Michael Parker 

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss
 

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

Despicable Me
Gregory Perler & Pam Ziegenhagen

How To Train Your Dragon
Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. & Darren T. Holmes, A.C.E.
 
Toy Story 3
Ken Schretzmann & Lee Unkrich, A.C.E.
 

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:

The Big C:  “Pilot”
Brian A. Kates, A.C.E.

Modern Family:  “Family Portrait”
Jonathan Schwartz
 
Nurse Jackie:  “Years of Service”
Anne McCabe
 

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

Breaking Bad:  “Sunset”
Kelly Dixon
 
Friday Night Lights:  “I Can’t”
Mark Conte, A.C.E.
 
Glee:  “Journey”
Bradley Buecker, Doc Crotzer, Joe Leonard & John Roberts
 
The Good Wife:  “Running”
Scott Vickrey, A.C.E.
 
The Walking Dead:  “Days Gone Bye”
Hunter Via
 

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

Boardwalk Empire:  “Pilot”
Sidney Wolinsky, A.C.E.
 
Dexter: “Take It!”
Louis Cioffi, A.C.E.
 
Treme:  “Do You Know What it Means”
Kate Sanford, A.C.E. & Alexander Hall
 

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:

The Pacific:  “Okinawa”
Marta Evry, A.C.E. & Alan Cody, A.C.E.

Temple Grandin
Leo Trombetta, A.C.E.

You Don’t Know Jack
Aaron Yanes
 

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY:

Exit Through the Gift Shop
Tom Fulford & Chris King

Inside Job
Chad Beck & Adam Bolt
 
Waiting For “Superman”
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Greg Finton & Kim Roberts
 

BEST EDITED REALITY SERIES:

The Deadliest Catch:  “Redemption Day”
Kelly Coskran & Josh Earl

If You Really Knew Me:  “Colusa High”
Rob Goubeau, Jeremy Gantz, Hilary Scratch, Ken Yankee, Mark S. Andrew, A.C.E., Heather Miglin, John Skaare & Paul J. Coyne
 
Whale Wars 3:  “Vendetta”
Yvette Mangassarian-Amirian, Eric Myerson, Michael Caballero, David Michael Maurer & Edward Salier, A.C.E.