Carol Littleton, Ted Rich to Get ACE Career Achievement Awards

Littleton earned an Oscar nomination for editing 'E.T.,' and Rich's postproduction work in television included 'I Love Lucy' and 'Mary Tyler Moore.'
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Ted Rich and Carol Littleton

Carol Littleton and Ted Rich will receive American Cinema Editors' career achievement honors at the 66th annual ACE Eddie Awards, the organization announced Tuesday.

“Carol Littleton and Ted Rich have helped create some of the most iconic films and television programs in entertainment," said the ACE board of directors in a statement. "And while their résumés alone are deserving of recognition and celebration, they are also two of the brightest shining examples of mentorship, community and leadership that exist in our industry. For these reasons and more, we are thrilled to honor them with career achievement awards for their indelible contributions to the craft and community of film editing.”

Nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and an ACE Eddie Award for her work on Steven Spielberg’s classic ET: The Extraterrestrial, Littleton's credits also include The Big Chill, Body Heat, Places in the Heart and The Accidental Tourist. She also won an Emmy for Tuesdays With Morrie. Most recently, Littleton edited Darling Companion for frequent collaborator Lawrence Kasdan and A Walk in the Woods for director Ken Kwapis.

Rich's early career including assisting on I Love Lucy at Desilu, and his editing credits include The Bill Dana Show, My Favorite Martian, McMillan & Wife and Get Smart. Because of the increasing number of series, he assumed the then-new role of postproduction supervisor while working for MTM, Lorimar and then Warner Bros. on series including St. Elsewhere, Rhoda, Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant, The Bob Newhart Show and Hill Street Blues.

As previously announced, Nancy Meyers will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award during the Eddies ceremony, which will be held Jan. 29 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.