American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced the winners of the 2009 ACE Eddie Awards for best achievement in editing at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last night.
Mel Gibson presented Richard Donner with ACE’s filmmaker of the year award, while Robert Zemeckis handed the career achievement trophy to Arthur Schmidt, whose credits include Back to the Future and Forrest Gump. Sidney M. Katz was also presented with career achievement honours.
Here are the winners:
EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Slumdog Millionaire, Chris Dickens
EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
Wall-E, Stephen Schaffer
Man on Wire, Jinx Godfrey
EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION
30 Rock, “Reunion,” Meg Reticker
EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Breaking Bad, “Pilot,” Lynne Willingham, A.C.E.
EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
True Blood, “Strange Love,” Michael Ruscio, A.C.E. and Andy Keir
EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Recount, Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E.
EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
24: Redemption, Scott Powell, A.C.E.
EDITED REALITY SERIES
Greensburg: The Tornado,
Leonard Feinstein and Phontaine Judd
STUDENT EDITING COMPETITION
Junna Xiao, American Film Institute