When the awards season kicked into gear at Telluride and Toronto, it appeared the movie to beat was going to be Fox Searchlight’s The Descendants. But then along came the big momentum for the little-silent-movie-that-could, The Artist, and that was all she wrote — that is, until this last weekend before ballots are due. Descendants has been on a tear these past few days, almost seeming to say “it ain’t over til it’s over”. With significant victories for Best Adapted Screenplay at the WGA Awards Sunday night, preceded by the prestigious USC Scripter Award and Best Drama Feature Editing win at the ACE Eddie Awards on Saturday — not to mention writer-director Alexander Payne’s special award from the cinema editors — you have a pretty impressive haul. But is it too late to turn around the momentum of The Artist? After all, ballots are due at PricewaterhouseCoopers by Tuesday at 5 PM, and with the President’s Day holiday on Monday slowing postal delivery, the only way to get ballots in on time is to have them hand-delivered.
The American Cinema Editors will bestow the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award to frequent Clint Eastwood collaborator Joel Cox and veteran TV editor Doug Ibold during the ACE Eddie Awards ceremony February 18 at the …
The Descendants and The Artist, coming off Best Motion Picture victories last night at the Golden Globes, are among the finalists in the drama and comedy/musical categories for the 62nd ACE Eddie Awards. The American Cinema Editors revealed their nominees today. Here’s the full list of finalists, with the winners to be revealed in a ceremony February 18 at the Beverly Hilton:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Kevin Tent, A.C.E.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter, A.C.E.
Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E.
Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E.
Michael Kahn, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius
William Kerr & Michael L. Sale
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Dana E. Glauberman, A.C.E.