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ACE Names ‘Frozen’ Best Edited Animated Feature

Frozen (edited by Jeff Draheim) wins Best Edited Animated Feature Film at the 64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday, February 7, 2014; Captain Phillips and American Hustle win Best Edited Feature Film and Best Edited Feature Film.

Beverly Hills -- Captain Phillips (edited by Christopher Rouse, A.C.E.) and American Hustle (edited by Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E.) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical) respectively at the 64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday, February 7, where trophies were handed out in ten (10) categories of film, television and documentaries. 

The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate the year’s best editing. 

Frozen (edited by Jeff Draheim) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and 20 Feet From Stardom (edited by Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Television winners included ”The Office – Finale” (edited by David Rogers & Claire Scanlon) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television,  Breaking Bad – Felina (edited by Skip MacDonald, A.C.E.) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television, Homeland – Big Man in Tehran (edited by Terry Kelley, A.C.E.) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television,  Behind The Candelabra (edited by Mary Ann Bernard)for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, and Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown: Tokyo (edited by Nick Brigden) for Best Edited Non-Scripted Series. In the Best Edited Documentary (Television) category, which was newly created last year,  The Assasination of President Kennedy (edited by Chris A. Peterson) took top honors.

The Student Editing Competition winner was Ambar Salinas of Video Symphony who beat out hundreds of competitors from film schools and universities around the country. Oscar® winning film editor and sound designer Walter Murch, A.C.E. presented the ACE Eddie Award to the Salinas.

Award-winning director Paul Greengrass received the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor presented to him by his Captain Phillips star Tom Hanks. Greengrass joins an impressive list of filmmakers who have received ACE’s highest honor, including Norman Jewison, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Alexander Payne, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner, among others.

Lifetime Career Achievement Awards went to industry veterans Richard Halsey, A.C.E. and Robert C. Jones with the Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Teri Schwartz presenting to Halsey and Warren Beatty presenting to Jones. The very special Heritage Award, which has only been presented a few times in the organizations history, was presented by ACE President Alan Heim, A.C.E. to Randy Roberts, A.C.E. for his lengthy and unwavering commitment to the organization.  The Heritage Award is not presented every year, only when warranted by an outstanding individual.

Among the evening’s presenters were Warren Beatty, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Will Forte, June Squibb, Peter Krause, Hamish Linklater, Sarah Paulson, James Wolk, Walter Murch, Michiel Huisman and Steve Coogan. Serving as Master of Ceremonies was actor Bob Odenkirk.

A full list of winners follows:

64th ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARD WINNERS

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Captain Phillips
Christopher Rouse, A.C.E.

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
American Hustle
Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E. 

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 A.C.E.

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Homeland: “Big Man in Tehran”
Terry Kelley, A.C.E.

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

Source: American Cinema Editors