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ACE Eddie Awards: Editors Honor 'The Descendants,' 'The Artist'

Paramount's “Rango” tops feature animation category at the 62nd annual ceremony.

"The Descendants": Alexander Payne
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"The Descendants"

The editors of best picture nominees The Descendants and The Artist won best edited dramatic feature film and best edited feature-comedy or musical -- respectively at the 62nd annual ACE Eddie Awards on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton.

Since 2000 an ACE Eddie recipient has gone on to win the Oscar for best picture eight times, with seven of those winners collecting the Eddie for dramatic feature.

No film has won best picture at the Oscars without also having received at least a best editing Eddie nomination since Ordinary People in 1981.

PHOTOS: The Making of 'The Descendants'

In addition to The Artist and The Descendants, Best Picture Oscar nominees Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball and War Horse were additionally nominated for Eddies.

The Descendants was edited by Kevin Tent, and The Artist was cut by Anne-Sophie Bion and the film’s director, Michel Hazanavicius.

Rango won the category for best edited animated feature; the film was cut by Craig Wood.

Freedom Riders, edited by Lewis Erskine and Aljernon Tunsil, was selected best edited documentary.

PHOTOS: The Making of 'The Artist'

Television winners included an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, edited by Steven Rasch, for best edited half-hour TV series; an episode of Breaking Bad, cut by Skip MacDonald, for best edited one-hour series for commercial television; and the pilot of Homeland, edited by Jordan Goldman and David Latham, for best edited one-hour series for non-commercial television. Cinema Verite, edited by Sarah Flack and Robert Pulcini, topped the category for best edited miniseries or motion picture for television, and an episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, cut by Eric Lasby, was recognized as best edited reality series.

Alexander Payne received the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor presented to him by Reese Witherspoon and The Descendants’ editor Kevin Tent. Lifetime Career Achievement Awards were bestowed on Joel Cox and Doug Ibold, presented by Clint Eastwood and Dick Wolf respectively.

The evening was presided over by ACE President Randy Roberts. Patton Oswalt hosted the ceremony.

The complete list of winners are:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):

The Descendants

Kevin Tent, A.C.E.

 

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):

The Artist

Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius 

 

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

Rango

Craig Wood, A.C.E.

 

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:

Curb Your Enthusiasm: “Palestinian Chicken”

Steven Rasch, A.C.E.

 

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

Breaking Bad: “Face Off”

Skip MacDonald

 

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

Homeland: “Pilot”

Jordan Goldman & David Latham

 

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:

Cinema Verite

Sarah Flack, A.C.E. & Robert Pulcini

 

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY:
Freedom Riders

Lewis Erskine & Aljernon Tunsil

 

BEST EDITED REALITY SERIES:

Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations: “Haiti”

Eric Lasby

 

STUDENT COMPETITION

Eric Kench – Video Symphony