Editors cut to the chase, unveil their Eddie noms

Winners are precursors to Oscars

American Cinema Editors have announced 10 feature film nominations for the 58th annual ACE Eddie Awards, set for Feb. 16 at the Beverly Hilton.

Christopher Rouse for "The Bourne Ultimatum," Jay Cassidy for "Into the Wild," John Gilroy for "Michael Clayton," Roderick Jaynes for "No Country for Old Men" and Dylan Tichenor for "There Will Be Blood" will compete for best edited dramatic feature.

Nominees for best edited feature, comedy or musical are Michael Tronick for "Hairspray," Dana E. Glauberman for "Juno," Craig Wood and Stephen Rivkin for "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," Darren Holmes for "Ratatouille" and Chris Lebenzon for "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

Two-thirds of the films that won Eddies during the past 15 years have also been best picture nominees.

Competing in the documentary category are Edgar Burcksen & Leonard Feinstein for "Darfur Now," Leslie Iwerks & Stephen Myers for "The Pixar Story" and Geoffrey Richman, Chris Seward & Dan Swietlik for "Sicko."

In television, the nominees for half-hour series are Ken Eluto for "30 Rock" ("The C Word" episode), Shannon Mitchell for "Californication" ("Hell-A Woman") and Grady Cooper for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" ("The Bat Mitzvah"). Contenders for their work on one-hour series for commercial TV are Norman Buckley for "Chuck (Pilot)," Malcolm Jamieson for "Damages (Pilot)" and Karen Stern for "Law & Order: SVU ("Paternity")."

Stewart Schill for "Dexter" ("It's Alive"), David Siegel for "Rome" ("De Patre Vostro") and Sidney Wolinsky for "The Sopranos" ("Made in America") are nominated for one-hour series for non-commercial TV.

Three will compete for editing of a miniseries or motion picture for non-commercial television: Michael Ornstein and Michael Brown for "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," Mary Jo Markey for "Life Support" and Tatiana S. Riegel and Leo Trombetta for "PU-239."

Contenders for editing of a miniseries or motion picture for commercial television are Scott Vickery and Robert Ferretti for "The Company" ("Part 2"); Henk Van Eeghen, Mark J. Goldman, Stephen Semel and Christopher Nelson for "Lost" ("Through the Looking Glass"); and Paul Dixon for "Pictures of Hollis Woods."

This year, ACE created a new category for best edited reality series. The nominees are Chuck Montgomery & Michael Glickman for "Cops" ("Country Love"); Pam Malouf, Hans Van Riet & David Timoner for "Dancing With the Stars (404)"; and Ben Holder & Mike Denny for "Man vs. Wild" ("Everglades").