'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'
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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.