Margaret Sixel, editor of George Miller’s post-apocalyptic Mad Max: Fury Road, and Hank Corwin, editor of Adam McKay’s economics dark comedy The Big Short, won the awards for best edited dramatic feature and best edited comedy feature, respectively, at American Cinema Editors’ 66th annual Eddie Awards on Friday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Both first-time Eddie winners, Sixel and Corwin are also Oscar nominees for film editing and both Mad Max: Fury Road and The Big Short are best picture contenders. For the Academy Award in film editing, Sixel and Corwin are nominated alongside The Revenant editor Stephen Mirrione and Star Wars: The Force Awakens editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey (both films were Eddie nominees in the dramatic feature category) in addition to Spotlight editor Tom McArdle.
Kevin Nolting won the Eddie for best edited animated feature for his work on Pixar’s Oscar-nominated Inside Out. He actually won his first Eddie for another Pete Docter-directed Pixar film, Up, in 2010, the first year the animated feature category was introduced. Since then, the film that has won the Eddie for best edited animated feature has gone on to win the Oscar for best animated feature.
Another Oscar contender, Amy, which tells the story of Amy Winehouse, was named best edited feature documentary. The award was presented to editor Chris King.
Among the winners in the television categories was Tom Wilson, whose work on the finale of Mad Men won the Eddie for best edited one-hour series for commercial television.
Carol Littleton and Ted Rich received career achievement awards.
Also during the evening, Nancy Meyers was awarded the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year trophy. “It’s very unique for a woman in Hollywood to receive an award that doesn’t have the word ‘woman’ on it,” she admitted, before saluting the editors, saying “I love editing and I love editors … Soulmates are hard to find, but I have found them in the cutting room.”
The complete list of winners follows.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
The Big Short
Hank Corwin, ACE
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Kevin Nolting, ACE
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst “A Body in the Bay”
Zac Stuart-Pontier, Richard Hankin, ACE, Caitlyn Greene, Shelby Siegel
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
Inside Amy Schumer: “12 Angry Men ”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Mad Men: “Person to Person”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
House of Cards: “Chapter 39”
Lisa Bromwell, ACE
BEST EDITED LONGFORM (MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE) FOR TELEVISION:
Brian A. Kates, ACE
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: “Bay Area”
Hunter Gross, ACE
BEST STUDENT EDITING:
Chris Dold — University of North Carolina, School of the Arts