BEVERLY HILLS — The 69th Annual ACE Eddie Awards were presented on February 1st, recognizing the best editing of 2018 in 11 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. President of American Cinema Editors, Stephen Rivkin, ACE, presided over the evening’s festivities with comedian Tom Kenny serving as the evening’s host.
Bohemian Rhapsody (edited by John Ottman, ACE) and The Favourite (edited by Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) respectively.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (edited by Robert Fisher, Jr.) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and Free Solo (edited by Bob Eisenhardt, ACE) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).
Visionary artist and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro received the organization’s ACE Golden Eddie honor, which was presented to him by friend and collaborator Octavia Spencer, who starred in del Toro's Oscar best picture-winning film The Shape of Water last year and is one of the producers of Green Book.
Jerrold Ludwig, ACE, and Craig McKay, ACE, received Career Achievement awards. Their work was highlighted with clip reels exhibiting their tremendous contributions to film and television throughout their careers.
The following is full list of winners:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
John Ottman, ACE
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Robert Fisher, Jr.
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Bob Eisenhardt, ACE
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (NON-THEATRICAL):
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Greg Finton, ACE & Poppy Das, ACE
BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Atlanta: “Teddy Perkins”
BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Simone”
Kate Sanford, ACE
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Killing Eve: “Nice Face”
Gary Dollner, ACE
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Bodyguard: "Episode 1"
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Escape at Dannemora: "Episode Seven"
Malcolm Jamieson & Geoffrey Richman ACE
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Anthony Bourdain - Parts Unknown: "West Virginia"
Hunter Gross, ACE
Marco Gonzalez - Boston University