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64th ACE Eddie Award Winners

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  • February 11, 2014

“Captain Phillips” (edited by Christopher Rouse, A.C.E.) and “American Hustle” (edited by Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E.) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical) respectively at the 64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards where trophies were handed out in ten categories of film, television and documentaries.

The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate the year’s best editing.

“Frozen” (edited by Jeff Draheim) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and “20 Feet From Stardom” (edited by Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Television winners included ”The Office – Finale” (edited by David Rogers & Claire Scanlon) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television, “Breaking Bad – Felina” (edited by Skip MacDonald, A.C.E.) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television, “Homeland – Big Man in Tehran” (edited by Terry Kelley, A.C.E.) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television, “Behind The Candelabra” (edited by Mary Ann Bernard)for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, and “Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown: Tokyo” (edited by Nick Brigden) for Best Edited Non-Scripted Series. In the Best Edited Documentary (Television) category, which was newly created last year, “The Assasination of President Kennedy” (edited by Chris A. Peterson) took top honors.

The Student Editing Competition winner was Ambar Salinas of Video Symphony who beat out hundreds of competitors from film schools and universities around the country. Oscar® winning film editor and sound designer Walter Murch, A.C.E. presented the ACE Eddie Award to the Salinas.

Award-winning director Paul Greengrass received the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor presented to him by his “Captain Phillips” star Tom Hanks. Greengrass joins an impressive list of filmmakers who have received ACE’s highest honor, including Norman Jewison, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Alexander Payne, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner, among others.

Lifetime Career Achievement Awards went to industry veterans Richard Halsey, A.C.E. and Robert C. Jones with the Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Teri Schwartz presenting to Halsey and Warren Beatty presenting to Jones. The very special Heritage Award, which has only been presented a few times in the organizations history, was presented by ACE President Alan Heim, A.C.E. to Randy Roberts, A.C.E. for his lengthy and unwavering commitment to the organization. The Heritage Award is not presented every year, only when warranted by an outstanding individual.

Among the evening’s presenters were Warren Beatty, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Will Forte, June Squibb, Peter Krause, Hamish Linklater, Sarah Paulson, James Wolk, Walter Murch, Michiel Huisman and Steve Coogan. Serving as Master of Ceremonies was actor Bob Odenkirk.

The complete list of winners:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):
Captain Phillips
Christopher Rouse, A.C.E.

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy Or Musical):
American Hustle
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E.

Best Edited Animated Feature Film:
Frozen
Jeff Draheim

Best Edited Documentary (Feature):
20 Feet From Stardom
Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes

Best Edited Documentary (Television):
The Assassination Of President Kennedy
Chris A. Peterson

Best Edited Half-Hour Series For Television:
The Office: “Finale”
David Rogers & Claire Scanlon

Best Edited One-Hour Series For Commercial Television:
Breaking Bad: “Felina”
Skip Macdonald A.C.E.

Best Edited One-Hour Series For Non-Commercial Television:
Homeland: “Big Man In Tehran”
Terry Kelley, A.C.E.

Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture For Television:
Behind The Candelabra
Mary Ann Bernard

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Tokyo
Nick Brigden

Best Student Editing
Ambar Salinas, Video Symphony

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Paul Greengrass to receive Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Honor from American Cinema Editors

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  • January 15, 2014

greenbergUniversal City, CA, January 15, 2014 – Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Paul Greengrass has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.  The award will be presented at the 64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony on Friday, February 7, 2014 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, it was announced today by the ACE Board of Directors.

“Paul Greengrass is one of the most exciting filmmakers working in cinema today,” stated the ACE Board of Directors.  “A Greengrass film simply has its own signature – from the magnificent hand-held camera work, to his ability to engage audiences with riveting storytelling, his canon of work is bold and iconic.  His latest film, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, is a masterwork yielding some of the finest filmmaking of the year that has already been honored with four Golden Globe® nominations including Best Director, nine Golden Globe® nominations including Best Director and a Directors Guild of America nomination for Best Director.   He maintains one of the foremost director-editor partnerships in the industry with Christopher Rouse, A.C.E., who has edited all of his features since 2002.  It is our pleasure to recognize him with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor for his ongoing contribution to filmmaking at its finest.”

Greengrass joins a prestigious group of past ACE Golden Eddie honorees including Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Norman Jewison, Alexander Payne, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz and Stanley Donen, among others.

Paul Greengrass earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Director and a Best Original Screenplay nomination from the Writers Guild of America for his work on United 93. He also won BAFTA’s David Lean Award for Direction and Best Director awards from the London Film Critics’ Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the National Society of Film Critics, among others.  He was also nominated for a BAFTA for Best Director, and won Best Director honors at the London Film Critics’ Awards for his work on The Bourne Ultimatum; the film received three Academy Awards® and two BAFTAs. Greengrass has also directed the feature films Green Zone, The Bourne Supremacy, and Bloody Sunday. Bloody Sunday was honored with the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and the World Cinema Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and Greengrass was named Best Director at the British Independent Film Awards. Greengrass has had a long and distinguished career in British television: he has written and directed TV films concerned with social and political issues, including “The Murder of Stephen Lawrence” (winner of BAFTA’s Best Single Drama Award in 2000 and the Special Jury Prize at the BANFF World Television Festival), as well as “The Fix,” “The One That Got Away,” and “Open Fire.” He produced and co-wrote the 2004 television film “Omagh,” set in the aftermath of a real IRA car-bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland. “Omagh” won BAFTA’s Best Single Drama Award in 2005 and was named Best Irish Film at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) in 2004.

Greengrass’s newest film, Captain Phillips, is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates.  It is — through director Paul Greengrass’s distinctive lens — simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization.  The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage.  Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.  The screenplay was written by Billy Ray and was based upon the book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.

ACE, the entertainment industry’s honorary society of film editors, is comprised of over 700 accomplished editors working in film and television.  The ACE Eddie Awards recognize outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries.  Nominees for the 64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards will be announced on January 10th were announced on January 10, 2014 – a full list of nominees is available at AMERICANCINEMAEDITORS.COM.

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AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS (ACE) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950.  Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

The objectives and purposes of the AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.

ACE produces several annual events including EditFest (a bicoastal editing festival), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (annual panel of Oscar® nominated editors), and the ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 64th year, recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries.

The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.

For more information visit WWW.AMERICANCINEMAEDITORS.COM.

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ACE Announces 64th Annual Eddie Noms

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  • January 10, 2014

ACEReleased in 11pt Arial font this morning by the stellar people over at the American Cinema Editors office are the noms for this years outstanding work in the cutting room floor. Covering categories in TV and film, the ACE Eddie Awards are a nice hint at the Oscar for editing. Apparently no film has won Best Picture at the Oscars without also having received at least a Best Editing nomination since Ordinary People in 1981. So big, big congratulations to all these well deserved storytellers who entertained us this past year. Looks like some of you will be wearing pristine outfits for two nights.

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):
12 Years a Slave
Joe Walker

Captain Phillips
Chris Rouse, A.C.E.

Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón & Mark Sanger

Her
Eric Zumbrunnen, A.C.E. & Jeff Buchanan

Saving Mr. Banks
Mark Livolsi, A.C.E.

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical):
American Hustle
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E.

August: Osage County
Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E.

Inside Llewyn Davis
Roderick Jaynes

Nebraska
Kevin Tent, A.C.E.

The Wolf of Wall Street
Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E.

Best Edited Animated Feature Film:
Despicable Me 2
Gregory Perler, A.C.E.

Frozen
Jeff Draheim
 
Monsters University
Greg Snyder

Best Edited Documentary (Feature):
20 Feet from Stardom
Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes

Blackfish
Eli Despres

Tim’s Vermeer
Patrick Sheffield

Best Edited Documentary (Television):
American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’
Stephen Ellis, Gordon Mason & Phil McDonald

American Winter
Aaron I. Butler

The Assassination of President Kennedy
Chris A. Peterson

Best Edited Half-Hour Series For Television:
30 Rock: “Hogcock! / Last Lunch”
Meg Reticker / Ken Eluto, A.C.E.

Arrested Development: “Flight of the Phoenix”
Kabir Akhtar & A.J. Dickerson

The Office: “Finale”
David Rogers & Claire Scanlon

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television:
Breaking Bad: “Buried”
Skip MacDonald A.C.E. & Sharidan Williams-Sotelo

Breaking Bad: “Felina”
Skip MacDonald A.C.E.

Breaking Bad: “Granite State”
Kelley Dixon, A.C.E. & Chris McCaleb

Breaking Bad: “Ozymandias”
Skip MacDonald A.C.E.

The Good Wife: “Hitting the Fan”
Scott Vickrey, A.C.E.

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television:
Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere”
Oral Norrie Ottey

Homeland: “Big Man in Tehran”
Terry Kelley, A.C.E.

House of Cards: “Chapter 1”
Kirk Baxter, A.C.E.

Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television:
American Horror Story: Asylum: “The Name Game”
Stewart Schill, A.C.E.

Behind the Candelabra
Mary Ann Bernard

Phil Spector
Barbara Tulliver, A.C.E.

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Tokyo
Nick Brigden

Beyond Scared Straight: “The Return of Hustle Man”
Rob Goubeaux, A.C.E., Mark S. Andrew, A.C.E., Paul J. Coyne, A.C.E., Jennifer Nelson, Martin Skibosh, Trevor Campbell

Deadliest Catch: “Mutiny on the Bering Sea”
Josh Earl, A.C.E.  Alex Durham, Rob Butler

The awards will be handed out Friday, February 7, 2014. If you’d like more info: http://ace-filmeditors.org

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63rd Annual ACE Eddie Award Winners

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  • February 16, 2013

ACEBeverly Hills, February 16 – “Argo” (edited by William Goldenberg, A.C.E.) and “The Silver Linings Playbook” (edited by Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. and Crispin Struthers) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical) respectively at the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards tonight where trophies were handed out in ten (10) categories of film, television and documentaries.

The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate the year’s best editing.   “Brave” (edited by Nicholas C. Smith, A.C.E. & Robert Grahamjones, A.C.E.) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and “Searching For Sugar Man”  (edited by Malik Bendjelloul) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Television winners included ”Nurse Jackie – Handle Your Scandle” (edited by Gary Levy) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television, “Breaking Bad – Dead Freight” (edited by Skip MacDonald, A.C.E.) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television,  “The Newsroom – We Just Decided To (Pilot)” (edited by Anne McCabe, A.C.E.) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television, “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (edited by Walter Murch, A.C.E.) for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, and “Frozen Planet – Ends of the Earth” (edited by Andy Netley & Sharon Gillooly) for Best Edited Non-Scripted Series.  In a newly created category this year, “American Masters – Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune” (edited by Pamela Scott Arnold) won Best Edited Documentary (Television).

The Student Editing Competition winner was Michael Smith of American Film Institute who beat out hundreds of competitors from film schools and universities around the country.  Oscar® winning actor Jon Voight presented the ACE Eddie Award to the winner.

The legendary Steven Spielberg received the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor presented to him by longtime collaborator and friend Kathleen Kennedy.  Mr. Spielberg joins an impressive list of filmmakers to receive ACE’s highest honor, including Norman Jewison, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy and Richard Donner.

Lifetime Career Achievement Awards went to industry veterans Richard Marks, A.C.E. and Larry Silk, A.C.E.  Last year’s ACE Golden Eddie Award honoree Alexander Payne teamed up with Film Critic Kenneth Turan to present to Mr. Marks, whose long and prolific career includes four Oscar® nominations (“As Good as It Gets,” “Broadcast News,” “Terms of Endearment” and “Apocalypse Now”) and an impressive list of credits that includes “Serpico,” “The Godfather: Part II,” “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Say Anything,” “Dick Tracy” and “Julie & Julia,” among many others. Esteemed documentarian Barbara Kopple presented to Mr. Silk, whose impressive body of work includes two Emmy® nominations (“One Survivor Remembers” and “The Twentieth Century (1957)”.

His other credits include some of the most successful and memorable documentaries of their time including the doc that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name (“Pumping Iron”), the Oscar® winning “American Dream”, “Wild Man Blues” which, in 1997, was named the Best Documentary of the Year by the National Board of Review and Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Oscar® winning “Marjoe” among many others.  Mr. Silk also worked extensively in television, editing numerous documentary specials including “Defending Our Daughters: The Rights of Women in the World,” “National Geographic Explorer,” “Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson” and “Childhood.”   He also edited several episodes of the long-running hit series “The Equalizer.”

As is the ACE tradition, editors teamed up with actors and filmmakers to help present awards.  In addition to those already mentioned, the list of the evening’s presenters also included editor Michael R. Miller, A.C.E. with Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”), editor Jordan Goldman, A.C.E.  with David Harewood (“Homeland”), Skip MacDonald, A.C.E. and Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Eliza Coupe and Damon Wayans, Jr. (stars of “Happy Endings”), editor Susan Vaill, A.C.E. with Kevin McKidd and Jessica Capshaw (stars of “Grey’s Anatomy”), editor Kevin Tent, A.C.E. and Will Forte (SNL and Alexander Payne’s upcoming film “Nebraska”), writer/filmmaker Mark Andrews (an Oscar® nominee this year for “Brave”), and one of this year’s Oscar® nominees for Best Supporting Actress Jacki Weaver.   VIP guests included Oscar® nominees David O. Russell (Director, The Silver Linings Playbook), Ang Lee (Director, “Life of Pi”), and Producer Frank Marshall, among many others.  The evening was presided over by ACE President Alan Heim, A.C.E.  Serving as Master of Ceremonies was actor and comedian David Cross.

A full list of winners follows:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Argo
William Goldenberg, A.C.E.

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical)
Silver Linings Playbook
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. and Crispin Struthers

Best Edited Feature Film (Animated)
Brave
Nicholas C. Smith, A.C.E. & Robert Grahamjones, A.C.E

Best Edited Documentary (Feature):
Searching for Sugar Man
Malik Bendjelloul

Best Edited Documentary (Television):
American Masters – Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
Pamela Scott Arnold

Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television:
Nurse Jackie: “Handle Your Scandal”
Gary Levy

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television:
Breaking Bad: “Dead Freight”
Skip MacDonald A.C.E.

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television:
The Newsroom: “We Just Decided To (Pilot)”
Anne McCabe, A.C.E.

Best Edited Miniseries Or Motion Picture for Television:
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Walter Murch, A.C.E.

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series:
Frozen Planet: “Ends of the Earth”
Andy Netley & Sharon Gillooly

Student Competition
Michael Smith – AFI

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Steven Spielberg to Receive ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Honor

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  • January 30, 2013

Steven_Spielberg_by_Brian_Bowen_Smith-243x300Universal City, CA, January 30, 2013 –Award winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.  The award will be presented at the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, it was announced today by the ACE Board of Directors.  The previously announced ACE Eddie Award nominees in nine categories of film, TV and documentaries is available online:  http://ace-filmeditors.org/ace-eddie-awards/nominees-recipients/ .

“Steven Spielberg is a cinematic treasure,” stated the ACE Board of Directors.  “For over four decades he has been moving audiences around the world with his unique, powerful brand of storytelling.  As one of the most successful directors in history, he has brought us beloved films, which have not only delighted us but have been indelibly woven into our cultural fabric.  Throughout it all, he has worked side by side with the great Michael Kahn, A.C.E., forming a director-editor partnership that has lasted decades.  It is our pleasure to recognize him with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor, especially in a year where he has, once again, created a masterpiece with his latest film, Lincoln.”

Spielberg is one of the entertainment industry’s most successful and influential filmmakers and a principal partner of DreamWorks Studios.  He is the top-grossing director of all time, having helmed such blockbusters as JAWS, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones franchise and Jurassic Park, earning billions at the box office.  He is a three-time Academy Award® winner, having won his first two for Best Director and Best Picture for Schindler’s List, which received a total of seven Oscars® that year.  He won his third Oscar® for Best Director for the WWII epic drama Saving Private Ryan.  It was also one of the year’s most honored films, earning four additional Oscars®, as well as two Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Director.  He also earned Academy Award® nominations for Best Director for Munich, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  Throughout his career he has also earned a staggering eleven DGA Award nominations, making him the most honored member of the DGA.

Last year he successfully took on the challenge of working in 3D animation with The Adventures of Tintin, which won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature.  Last year he also directed War Horse, which earned six Oscar® nominations including Best Picture.   Most recently, Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals,” with a screenplay by Tony Kushner.  The film opened November 9th to critical acclaim and has earned over $145 million at the domestic box office to date.  It will release internationally in early 2013.

ACE, the entertainment industry’s honorary society of film editors, is comprised of over 700 accomplished editors working in film and television.  The ACE Eddie Awards recognize outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries.  Nominees for the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards will be announced on January 11th.  Tickets to the black-tie ceremony are available by calling the ACE office at (818) 777-2900.

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62nd Annual ACE Eddie Award Winners

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  • February 21, 2012

Beverly Hills, February 18 — “The Descendants,” (edited by Kevin Tent, A.C.E.) and “The Artist” (edited by Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius) won Best Edited Feature Film (Drama) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) respectively at the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards tonight where trophies were handed out in nine (9) categories of film, television and documentaries.   The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate the year’s best editing.   “Rango” (edited by Craig Wood, A.C.E.) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and “Freedom Riders”  (edited by Lewis Erskine & Aljernon Tunsil ) won Best Edited Documentary.  Television winners included ”Curb Your Enthusiasm — Palestinian Chicken” (edited by Steven Rasch, A.C.E.) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television, “Breaking Bad — Face Off” (edited by Skip MacDonald) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television,  “Homeland — Pilot” (edited by Jordan Goldman and David Latham) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television, “Cinema Verite” (edited by Sarah Flack, A.C.E. and Robert Pulcini) for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, and “Anthony Bourdain — No Reservations Haiti” (edited by Eric Lasby) for Best Edited Reality Series.

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