Oh, I’m sorry…did you think that award nominations were only happening in 2014? Did you imagine that the steady stream of news on the critically acclaimed cinematic achievements of the year would magically finish up when we got to 2015? Well think again man, or woman. You haven’t seen anything yet. Cos it’s on. It’s aaaall the way on.
The latest panel is the American Cinema Editors and the ACE Eddie Award nominations, now in their 65th year. If the name didn’t give it away, the awards are all about achievements in editing, which may not seem all that glamourous but it’s one of those things that if it’s done 99% well instead of 100% then that’s what gets noticed and that’s what ruins a film’s chances at all those lovely awards. A bad editing job is basically a shit actor in an otherwise well performed film.
Despite the fact that it’s a more specific achievement, the film titles are really nothing different to what you’ve been seeing the last couple of months. There are TV and Film categories, but I’ll just be showing the four film categories. Even even though there aren’t any surprises, have a look anyway. Courtesy of Deadline:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Joel Cox & Gary Roach
The Imitation Game
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione
Guardians of the Galaxy
Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne & Craig Wood
Into the Woods
Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Big Hero 6
Edie Ichioka, ACE
The Lego Movie
David Burrows & Chris McKay
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
Finding Vivian Maier
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Not a bad looking list really. For my money it will be either Whiplash or Gone Girl taking the dramatic feature award, Birdman or Grand Budapest Hotel for comedy or musical, The Lego Movie for animated and Finding Vivian Maier for best documentary. We’ll fond out on awards night which for ACE is January 30th.
Who’s your pick?