'The Hurt Locker' beats 'Avatar' at the ACE Eddie Awards for editing
The accolades keep coming for "The Hurt Locker" from the industry's creative guilds. The thriller has won the Producer's Guild best feature award, the Director's Guild best director award, it received one of three production design awards from the Art Directors Guild on Saturday night and now, the editor's have weigned in with their annual honors.
The ACE Eddies found "Locker" defeating "Avatar," "District 9," "Star Trek" and "Up in the Air" for best dramatic feature. "The Hangover" won the comedy or musical statue, "Up" took the animation category and "The Cove" prevailed for documentary.
While the Eddie winners isn't always an indicator for the Best Picture Oscar, it has predicted the big prize two out of the past three years after awarding "The Departed" and "Slumdog Millionaire." Should the billion dollar grossing "Avatar" be worried about its Academy Award chances? Considering it only has the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture - Drama to its credit, it might.
Among the television recepients, "30 Rock," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," "Grey Gardens" and "The Deadliest Catch" all celebrated as winners in their individual categories.
A complete list of this year's ACE Eddie winners are below.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
“The Hurt Locker”
Bob Murawski & Chris Innis
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
Debra Neil-Fisher, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION
30 Rock: “Apollo Apollo”
Ken Eluto, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Breaking Bad: “ABQ”
Lynne Willingham, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Dexter: “Remains to be Seen”
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION
Alan Heim, A.C.E. & Lee Percy, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED REALITY SERIES
The Deadliest Catch: “Stay Focused or Die”
Kelly Coskran & Josh Earl
STUDENT EDITING COMPETITION
Andrew Hellesen, Chapman University
TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
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