ACE to honor Lynzee Klingman, Sidney Wolinsky & Spike Lee
March 9, 2021

ACE to honor Lynzee Klingman, Sidney Wolinsky & Spike Lee

LOS ANGELES — At the 71st Annual ACE Eddie Awards on April 17th, the American Cinema Editors ( will present Career Achievement Awards to Lynzee Klingman, ACE, and Sidney Wolinsky, ACE, recognizing their outstanding contributions to film editing. In addition, Spike Lee will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.

“Just look at their incredible bodies of work,” states ACE president Kevin Tent, ACE. “Lynzee and Sidney have cut some of our favorite and most iconic movies and television shows. We’re thrilled to recognize these two extraordinary editors, their hard work and their amazing careers.” 

Spike Lee will be recognized as a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film. The ACE Eddie Awards will be held virtually this year due to the pandemic.

As an editor, Lynzee Klingman, ACE, worked on a wide array of features and documentaries, including One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, True Confessions, Hair, Baby Boom, A River runs Through It, Little Man Tate, War of the Roses, Matilda, Man on the Moon, Hearts and Minds and Ali, among others. She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and earned a degree in history from Columbia University. Klingman learned editing as an apprentice on commercials and industrials, and eventually began cutting documentaries, one of which - Hearts and Minds - won an Oscar for Best Documentary. She’s had the honor to serve as a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as an AFS Representative for the State Department for both Egypt and Ecuador. She has served on the Faculty of USC, Art Center College of Design, and AFI.

Sidney Wollinsky, ACE attended Brandeis University near Boston and was a self-confessed “film nut” in college.  Taking his love of film to the next level, Wollinsky set his sights on film school and attended San Francisco State University. He worked his way through the ranks in Hollywood as an assistant editor, an additional editor, and eventually edited his first solo film, My Tutor. His professional editing career spans five decades and includes notable shows such as House of Cards, The Man in the High Castle, Ray Donovan, The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, among many others. Wolinsky’s accomplished career not only spans TV, but also includes multiple films, most notably the 2018 Best Picture Oscar winner, The Shape of Water. He most recently co-edited Greyhound, currently streaming on AppleTV+.