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Friday, February 7, 2014

ACE Eddie Awards: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘Frozen’ Top Films

The ACE Awards (cable) are breaking up at the Beverly Hills Hilton...tomorrow night it's the Art Directors turn. Lots of tuxes, black ties and elegant gowns, mostly black.

Awards have been announced....

64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards: ‘Captain Phillips’ Wins Drama Feature Prize; ‘American Hustle’ Top Comedy; ‘Frozen’ Wins Animation Trophy; ‘Breaking Bad’ & ‘The Office’ Take Top TV Prizes

acelogo__120219055546-200x94__140110144901With presenters including Leonardo DiCaprio, Warren Beatty and Jonah Hill, it was a winning night for Captain PhillipsAmerican Hustle,Breaking Bad and Frozen at the 64th annualACE Eddie Awards. Christopher Rouse took home the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) for Captain Phillips. That film’s directorPaul Greengrass also was on hand at the Beverly Hilton to accept this year’s ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award from the American Cinema Editors, presented by his lead actor Tom Hanks. The Bob Odenkirk-hosted ceremony also saw American Hustle editors Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten win the Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) trophy. Hot off its big Annie Awards win last week, Disney’s Frozen and its editor Jeff Draheim won the Best Edited Animated Feature Film prize. The Oscar-nominated pic 20 Feet From Stardom, which debuted at Sundance last year, won the Documentary Feature award.
On the TV Side, Breaking Bad editor Skip MacDonald scored the Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television award for the series finale episode “Felina”.The Office, Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s Behind The Candelabra also were winners. In the new Best Edited Non-Scripted Series category, Nick Brigden took home the Eddie for his work on the “Tokyo” episode of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.
Check out the full list of winners below, and stay tuned for Deadline’s Pete Hammond’s column on the victors, what went on in the room and what it means heading toward the Academy Awards on March 2
Here is the full list of winners. Below that are the winners as they were announced during the show, along with comments from the live blog:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Captain Phillips, Christopher Rouse
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
American Hustle, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten
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
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Homeland, “Big Man in Tehran”, Terry Kelley
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 EDITINGAmbar Salinas, Video Symphony
Here’s the recap of the live blog:
HERITAGE AWARD
Randy Roberts
BEST STUDENT EDITING
Ambar Salinas, Video Symphony
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION)
The Assassination of President Kennedy, Chris A. Peterson
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
20 Feet From Stardom, Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes
Mostly standard “thank you”-type speeches so far.
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Tokyo, Nick Brigden
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT
Richard Halsey
Halsey won the Academy Award for editing Rocky (1976). “This is better than the Oscar, I will tell you that right now,” he said from the stage. “This is the most thrilling experience of my whole life — to quote Kathy Baker in Edward Scissorhands.” Halsey also edited that 1990 film, along with other features including American Gigolo and Sister Act. He earned an Emmy nom for the 1999 telepic Pirates Of Silicon Valley.
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION
Behind the Candelabra, Mary Ann Bernard
The winner actually is Steven Soderbergh, who uses his mother’s name — Mary Ann Bernard — as a pseudonym when he does film editing work. The man who also directed the Emmy-winning HBO telefilm isn’t at the Hilton tonight, but his assistant editor read a note from Soderbergh saying his mom passed away this morning. He thanked ACE, but that was it.
CAREER ACHIEVEMENTRobert C. Jones
Warren Beatty is presenting the award to his Bulworth editor. The actor-director is musing about how he was in Jones’ films like Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, but the editor did work on such Beatty-starring pics as Heaven Can Wait andShampoo. Said Jones, “For many years and up until this day I battled with a feeling that I really don’t know what I’m doing.” The three-time Oscar nominee — for Bound For Glory (1976), Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967) and It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) — thanked Stanley Kramer, John Cassavetes, Arthur Hiller and Hal Ashby. “Working with Warren Beatty was like re-entering the birth canal,” he said. Jones also edited such films as Man Of LA Mancha, Love Story, Days Of Thunder, The Babe and Crazy In Alabama and shared an Original Screenplay Academy Award for Coming Home (1978).
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
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Homeland, “Big Man in Tehran”, Terry Kelley
GOLDEN EDDIE AWARD
Paul Greengrass
The director’s Captain Phillips star Tom Hanks is presented the award. “Congratulations to ACE for giving out the largest trophy in show business,” Hanks said. He then warned the editors to keep them hidden because actors might want to add editing to their resume just to win one themselves. The two-time Oscar winner called Greengrass’ United 93 the greatest motion picture in history that might be the most difficult to watch. He added that Greengrass never has use for a tripod and said that on Captain Phillips he was the the usual journalist/filmmaker/troublemaker.
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Frozen, Jeff Draheim
The Disney phenom just rolls on — at the box office ($866M and climbing) and on the awards circuit. The editing win follows its triumph at last week’s Annie Awards.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
American Hustle, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten
Philomena star and co-writer Steve Coogan presented the award along with William Goldenberg, last year’s ACE Eddie Award winner for Argo.
It’s a repeat for Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers, who won the same Eddie Award last year for another David O. Russell film, Silver Linings Playbook. “We were up here before,” Cassidy said, “and we thank you again.” He added that he was “inspired” by his fellow nominees.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Captain Phillips, Christopher Rouse
Before Leonardo DiCaprio presented the award, he saluted Martin Scorsese and his The Wolf Of Wall Street editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who moments before had come up short comedy/musical category. He thanked her for making him a better actor.
Christopher Rouse thanked Paul Greengrass and says, “You are my creative beacon.” He also saluted his fellow nominees. “I am nervous as hell,” he says. “I’m so lucky to do something I love.” Rouse also talked about apprenticing and assisting tonight’s Career Achievement recipients Robert C. Jones and Richard Halsey early in his career.
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Eddie Award Winners

'Breaking Bad,' 'The Office' and 'Behind the Candelabra' rake in more trophies

Captain Phillips,” “American Hustle” and “Frozen” took top honors among narrative features as theAmerican Cinema Editors handed out the ACE Eddie Awards Friday evening.
“Captain Phillips” and its editor Christopher Rouse took kudos for dramatic feature, “American Hustle” editors  Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten took the award for comedy or musical feature, and “Frozen’s” Jeff Draheim took home the Eddie for animated feature.
It’s the second major honor for “Captain Phillips” in a week, as the picture won the WGA’s adapted screenplay prize last Saturday.
The timing of the award was fortuitous for the A.C.E., as “Captain Phillips” helmer Paul Greengrasswas the org’s Filmmaker of the Year honoree.
Tom Hanks introduced Greengrass, but first congratulated the A.C.E. on its 64 years and for having the largest trophy in show business. “Pardon my language but that thing is fuckin’ huge,” Hanks said.
Hanks hailed “United 93″ as a masterpiece. “He made a document, a public service that is all too full of uncomfortable truths.”
“Film is an unruly animal and you cannot master it but it must be mastered and you must control it,” Greengrass said. “And that is the paradox of filmmaking… And that happens in a cutting room.” He thanked the editors he’s worked with, “especially my dear dear friend Christopher Rouse,” calling their professional relationship “a marriage.”
“It’s part psychotherapy and part artistry, Greengrass said.
The documentary feature prize went to Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes for ”20 Feet From Stardom.”
On the TV side, the Eddies continued the run of awards for the finale of “The Office,” “Breaking Bad” and “Behind the Candelabra.”
When the nominees for hourlong series for commercial TV we’re read, “The Good Wife” got a cheer — mostly out of sympathy, since four of the nominated episodes were from “Breaking Bad.”
Vince Gilligan’s acclaimed crime drama brought the commercial-TV hourlong series honor to Skip MacDonald for the episode “Felina.” David Rogers & Claire Scanlon won for the “Office” finale in the half-hour category and “Behind the Candelabra’s” Mary Ann Bernard (AKA Steven Soderbergh) won in minis/made-fors. Soderbergh, who used his mother’s name as a pseudonym, sent a message that his mother had died that morning and dedicated the award to her.
Terry Kelly won the non-commercial TV hourlong prize for “Homeland” episode “Big Man in Tehran.”
Also feted at the Beverly Hilton ceremony were career honorees Richard Halsey and Robert C. Jones, as well Heritage Award honoree Randy Roberts.
“This is better than the Oscar, I’ll tell you that right now,” Halsey said as the aud stood and applauded.
Warren Beatty presented career honoree Jones and teased that he was hurt that Jones had done so many good movies without him. “‘The Last Detail,’” he quipped, “Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack. Enough.”
Jones, a bit stopped but still an imposing figure, admitted, “I spent many years battling with the feeling I don’t know what I’m doing.”
“By the time I started working with Warren Beatty, I thought I’d used up all my insecurities,” Jones said. “Boy, was I wrong. Working with Warren was like re-entering the birth canal.”
Before the show, contingents from the various contenders led cheers when their editors’ names appeared in the montage of past winners. Leonardo DiCaprio, seated next to editing legend Thelma Schoonmaker, led the cheers by the “Wolf of Wall Street” table, along with Jonah Hill. Presenting the award for documentary feature, Hill said he’d decided not to use his prepared speech. “I’m just going to improvise a bunch of stuff, somebody will deal with it later. Right, Thelma?”
A full list of winners follows:
64th ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARD WINNERS
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):Captain Phillips, Christopher Rouse.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
American Hustle, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten
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
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Homeland: “Big Man in Tehran,” Terry Kelley
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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