ACE Eddie Awards: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ & ‘The Favourite’ Emerge as Oscar Frontrunners

Last night, history moved a little closer to a potential second Oscar win for “Bohemenian Rhapsody” and John Ottman. The American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced their winners for the Eddie Awards last night. The group consists of hundreds of editors in the industry, who reward the very best in film and television. “Bohemian Rhapsody” took the prize for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic), which correctly predicts the winner of the Oscar more than 60% of the time. Meanwhile, “The Favourite” earned the win on the comedy side. Both films are nominated for Best Picture and Best Editing at Oscar, so the two feel poised for a showdown at Oscar as well. Both “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Free Solo” took home editing prizes as well, further giving support to their front-runner status. You can find the full list of winners below!

NOMINEES FOR 69th ANNUAL ACE EDDIE AWARDS

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):

  • “BlacKkKlansman” – Barry Alexander Brown
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” – John Ottman, ACE *WINNER
  • “First Man” – Tom Cross, ACE
  • “Roma” -Alfonso Cuarón & Adam Gough
  • “A Star Is Born” – Jay Cassidy, ACE

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):

  • “Crazy Rich Asians” – Myron Kerstein
  • “Deadpool 2” – Craig Alpert, ACE, Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir & Dirk Westervelt
  • “The Favourite” – Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE *WINNER
  • “Green Book” – Patrick J. Don Vito
  • “Vice” – Hank Corwin, ACE

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

  • “Incredibles 2” – Stephen Schaffer, ACE
  • “Isle of Dogs” – Andrew Weisblum, ACE, Ralph Foster & Edward Bursch
  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – Robert Fisher, Jr. *WINNER

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):

  • “Free Solo” – Bob Eisenhardt, ACE *WINNER
  • “RBG” – Carla Gutierrez
  • “Three Identical Strangers” – Michael Harte
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – Jeff Malmberg & Aaron Wickenden, ACE

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (NON-THEATRICAL):

  • “A Final Cut for Orson: 40 Years in the Making” – Martin Singer
  • “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” – Greg Finton, ACE & Poppy Das, ACE *WINNER
  • “Wild Wild Country, Part 3” – Neil Meiklejohn
  • “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” – Joe Beshenkovsky, ACE

BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

  • Atlanta: “Alligator Man” – Isaac Hagy
  • Atlanta: “Teddy Perkins” – Kyle Reiter *WINNER
  • The Good Place: “Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By” – Eric Kissack
  • Portlandia: “Rose Route”  – Jordan Kim, Ali Greer, Heather Capps & Stacy Moon

BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

  • Barry: “Make Your Mark”  – Jeff Buchanan
  • Insecure: “Obsessed-Like” – Nena Erb, ACE
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “Simone” – Kate Sanford, ACE *WINNER
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “We’re Going to the Catskills!” – Tim Streeto, ACE

BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

  • The Americans: “Start” – Daniel Valverde
  • Better Call Saul: “Something Stupid” – Skip Macdonald, ACE
  • Better Call Saul: “Winner” – Chris McCaleb
  • Killing Eve: “Nice Face” – Gary Dollner, ACE *WINNER

BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:

  • Bodyguard: “Episode 1” – Steve Singleton *WINNER
  • Homecoming: “Redwood” – Rosanne Tan
  • Ozark: “One Way Out” – Cindy Mollo, ACE & Heather Goodwin Floyd
  • Westworld: “The Passenger” – Andrew Seklir, ACE, Anna Hauger & Mako Kamitsuna

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: “A Random Killing” – Emily Greene
  • Escape at Dannemora: “Better Days” – Malcolm Jamieson & Geoffrey Richman ACE *WINNER
  • Sharp Objects: “Milk” – Véronique Barbe, Dominique Champagne, Justin Lachance, Maxime Lahaie, Émile Vallée & Jai M. Vee

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:

  • Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown: “West Virginia” – Hunter Gross, ACE *WINNER
  • Deadliest Catch: “Storm Surge” – Rob Butler, ACE
  • Naked & Afraid: “Fire and Fury” – Molly Shock, ACE and Jnani Butler

What do you think of the winners? Will “Bohemian Rhapsody” take the gold? Can “The Favourite” upset? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below? 

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