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‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Takes Top Animated Honors at ACE Eddie Awards

Robert Fisher, Jr. honored for his work on ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ with award for best edited animated feature film at the 69th annual ACE Eddie Awards.

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ won the award for Best Edited Animated Feature Film at the 69th Annual ACE Eddie Awards.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- Bohemian Rhapsody (edited by John Ottman, ACE) and The Favourite (edited by Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) respectively at the 69th Annual ACE Eddie Awards tonight where trophies were handed out recognizing the best editing of 2018 in 11 categories of film, television and documentaries. The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1000 in attendance to celebrate. President of American Cinema Editors, Stephen Rivkin, ACE, presided over the evening’s festivities with comedian Tom Kenny serving as the evening’s host.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (edited by Robert Fisher, Jr.) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and Free Solo (edited by Bob Eisenhardt, ACE) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Television winners included Atlanta: “Teddy Perkins” (edited by Kyle Reiter) for Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Simone” (edited by Kate Sanford, ACE) for Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television, Killing Eve: “Nice Face” (edited by Gary Dollner, ACE) for Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television, Bodyguard: “Episode 1” (edited by Steve Singleton) for Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television, Escape at Dannemora: “Episode Seven” (edited by Malcolm Jamieson & Geoffrey Richman ACE) for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, Anthony Bourdain -- Parts Unknown: “West Virginia” (edited by Hunter Gross, ACE) for Best Edited Non-Scripted Series and Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (edited by Greg Finton, ACE & Poppy Das, ACE) won Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical).

Emma Hickox, ACE presented the Anne V. Coates Student Editing Award to Marco Gonzalez of Boston University who beat out hundreds of competitors from film schools and universities around the country. This honor was re-named this year in honor of legendary editor Coates, who was Hickox’s mother, and passed away this past year.

Visionary artist and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro received the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie honor, which was presented to him by friend and collaborator Octavia Spencer, who starred in del Toro’s Oscar best picture-winning film The Shape of Water last year and is one of the producers of Green Book, which was nominated tonight for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy). del Toro joins an impressive list of industry luminaries who have received ACE’s highest honor, including J.J. Abrams, Norman Jewison, Nancy Meyers, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Alexander Payne, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Frank Marshall, among others.

Jerrold Ludwig, ACE and Craig McKay, ACE received Career Achievement awards. Their work was highlighted with clip reels exhibiting their tremendous contributions to film and television throughout their careers.

Presenters at the ACE Eddie Awards included Oscar nominated director Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), Oscar nominated director and ACE Eddie Award nominee tonight for Roma Alfonso Cuarón, director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), director Peter Farrelly (Green Book), D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place), Jennifer Lewis (Black-ish) Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), Harry Shum, Jr. (Crazy Rich Asians), Paul Walter Hauser (BlacKkKlansman) and film editor Carol Littleton, ACE. Guests included Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born), producer of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Phil Lord, National Executive Director of the Motion Picture Editors Guild Cathy Repola and director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsey, among many others.

The full list of winners is shown below:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Bohemian Rhapsody
John Ottman, ACE

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
The Favourite
Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Robert Fisher, Jr.

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Free Solo
Bob Eisenhardt, ACE

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (NON-THEATRICAL):
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Greg Finton, ACE & Poppy Das, ACE

BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Atlanta: “Teddy Perkins”
Kyle Reiter

BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Simone”
Kate Sanford, ACE

BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Killing Eve: “Nice Face”
Gary Dollner, ACE

BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Bodyguard: “Episode 1”
Steve Singleton

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Escape at Dannemora: “Episode Seven”
Malcolm Jamieson & Geoffrey Richman ACE

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Anthony Bourdain - Parts Unknown: “West Virginia”
Hunter Gross, ACE

STUDENT WINNER
Marco Gonzalez - Boston University

A full list of nominees is available here.

Source: American Cinema Editors

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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