ACE Eddie Awards Announce New 2020 Ceremony Date


The American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced Tuesday that the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards will now be held on January 17, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton.

As reported on by Deadline, the group has jumped their awards ceremony three weeks earlier than previous years, thanks to the condensed new schedule put forth by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Next year’s Oscars ceremony will be held on February 9, rather than last year’s March 4 date. Other guilds and groups, much of whom are home to important Oscar precursors, are expected to bump dates as well.

The ACE Eddie Awards is an annual awards ceremony paying honors to the year’s work in film editing. It recognizes the outstanding work done across film, television and documentarian projects. During last year’s awards ceremony, “Bohemian Rhapsody”‘s John Ottman took home the win for his work on the film, which helped propel it to an Oscar win. Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” also took home an honor for Greek film editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis. Both “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “Free Solo” also took home wins for the night.

Past winners for Oscar’s Film Editing have included “Dunkirk,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Whiplash,” all of which began their runs at ACE Eddies.

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Nomination ballots for the 70th Annual ACE Eddie Awards opens on September 13. Below you can find the full list of key dates.

September 13
Submissions for Nominations Begin

November 1
Submissions for Nominations End

November 18
Nomination Ballots Sent

December 9
Nomination Ballots Due

December 11
Nominations Announced

December 16
Final Ballots Sent

December 20
Deadline for Advertising

January 5, 2020
Blue Ribbon Screenings (TV categories)

January 6, 2020
Final Ballots Due

January 15, 2020
Nominee Cocktail Party

January 17, 2020
70th annual ACE Eddie Awards

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