February 18, 2012 10:00pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
ACE Eddie Awards: Editors Honor 'The Descendants,' 'The Artist'
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.
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.
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):
Kevin Tent, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
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”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Jordan Goldman & David Latham
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
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 Kench – Video Symphony