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ACE celebrates the craft of Editing

Michael Goldman
February 10, 2014
ACE celebrates the craft of Editing
LOS ANGELES — The American Cinema Editors (ACE) celebrated their artform once again on February 7 with a lively awards dinner that honored legendary editors Richard Halsey, ACE; Robert C. Jones; and Randy Roberts ACE. The editors of television’s Breaking Bad and the feature films Captain Phillips, American Hustle, and Frozen were also honored by their peers. 

But one of the most poignant moments of the evening came when director Paul Greengrass was given the prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award by Tom Hanks, the star of his new film, Captain Phillips, and then spoke endearingly about the collaborative relationship he has formed with his longtime editor and friend, Christopher Rouse, ACE, who cut that picture, calling him a “custodian” of his filmmaking work, among other accolades. 

Moments after he finished accepting the award, Greengrass paused to speak backstage with Post contributing editor Michael Goldman about that collaborative relationship with Rouse, and as you can hear in THIS CLIP from that moment, they were interrupted a few minutes later when Greengrass was suddenly informed that Rouse had just won the Best Edited Feature Eddie in the dramatic film category from his ACE colleagues for his work on Captain Phillips.  


PHOTO: LINDA TREYDTE/TILT PHOTO

Moments after accepting his Eddie award from actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Rouse joined the festivities backstage and also spoke with Michael Goldman about working with Greengrass and the signature editing style he and his good friend have carved out on several movies in recent years. CLICK HERE to hear that backstage conversation from the ACE Eddie Awards. 

And here is a complete list of the 2014 ACE Eddie Award winners: 

64th ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARD 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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