The Info List - American Cinema Editors

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Founded in 1950, American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an honorary society of film editors that are voted in based on the qualities of professional achievements, their education of others, and their dedication to editing. The society is not to be confused with an industry union, such as the I.A.T.S.E. (specifically the Motion Picture Editors Guild or MPEG) to which an editor might belong. The current President of ACE is Stephen E. Rivkin.[1]


1 Membership 2 Board of Directors 3 Eddie Awards

3.1 Best Edited Feature Film 3.2 Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic 3.3 Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical 3.4 Best Edited Animated Feature Film 3.5 Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television 3.6 Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television 3.7 Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television 3.8 Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television 3.9 Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television 3.10 Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television 3.11 Best Edited Non-Scripted Series 3.12 Best Edited Documentary – Feature 3.13 Best Edited Documentary – Television 3.14 Others

4 Ceremonies 5 Magazine 6 ACE Student Editing Competition 7 The Gunsmoke
footage 8 References 9 External links

Membership[edit] Eligibility for active membership may be obtained by the following prerequisites:

Nomination or win of ACE Eddie award and/or Desire to be a member Sponsorship by at least two active members Minimum of 60 months (5 years) editing experience on Features and/or Television Interview by the Membership Committee Approval by the Board of Directors Acceptance by the general membership

Members use the postnominal "ACE" as part of their signatures; thus the president of the society in October 2012 was Randy Roberts, ACE. The society publishes its current membership on its website; as of 2012, this website does not include deceased members.[2] Board of Directors[edit] As of August 2017, the Board of Directors are as follows:

Stephen E. Rivkin, ACE (President) Alan Heim, ACE (Vice President) Stephen Lovejoy, ACE (Secretary) Lillian Benson, ACE (Treasurer)

Board of Directors:

Anita Brandt-Burgoyne, ACE Tina Hirsch, ACE Maysie Hoy, ACE Bonnie Koehler, ACE Carol Littleton, ACE Mary Jo Markey, ACE Michael Orenstein, ACE Sabrina Plisco, ACE Kevin Tent, ACE

Associate Directors:

Kate Amend, ACE Edgar Burcksen, ACE

Eddie Awards[edit] Beginning in 1950, the ACE held an annual dinner to honor the film editing Academy Award nominees. When the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) created a film editing category, the ACE invited them to the dinner as well. In 1962, the ACE began giving its own awards. The awards and nominations are typically covered in entertainment industry newspapers and journals such as Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.[3][4] The following awards are either currently given or have been given in the past. The American Cinema Editors does not publish an archive of these awards; it refers readers to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for archival information.[5] † = Winner of the Academy Award for Best Film Editing Best Edited Feature Film[edit]

1962: The Parent Trap – Philip W. Anderson 1963: The Longest Day – Samuel E. Beetley 1964: How the West Was Won – Harold F. Kress † 1965: Mary Poppins – Cotton Warburton
Cotton Warburton
† 1966: The Sound of Music – William Reynolds † 1967: Fantastic Voyage
Fantastic Voyage
– William B. Murphy 1968: The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen
– Michael Luciano 1969: Bullitt
Frank P. Keller † 1970: Hello, Dolly! – Warren Low 1971: Patton – Hugh S. Fowler † 1972: Summer of '42
Summer of '42
– Folmar Blangsted 1973: Cabaret – David Bretherton † 1974: The Sting
The Sting
– William Reynolds † 1975: The Longest Yard – Michael Luciano 1976: Jaws – Verna Fields † 1977: Rocky
Richard Halsey and Scott Conrad † 1978: The Turning Point – William Reynolds 1979: The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter
Peter Zinner † 1980: All That Jazz – Alan Heim † 1981: Raging Bull
Raging Bull
Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
† 1982: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
– Michael Kahn † 1983: Gandhi – John Bloom † 1984: WarGames
– Tom Rolf 1985: Amadeus – Nena Danevic and Michael Chandler 1986: Witness – Thom Noble † 1987: Platoon – Claire Simpson † 1988: The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
Gabriella Cristiani † 1989: Rain Man
Rain Man
Stu Linder / Mississippi Burning
Mississippi Burning
– Gerry Hambling (TIE) 1990: Glory – Steven Rosenblum 1991: Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
Neil Travis † 1992: JFK – Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia † 1993: Unforgiven
Joel Cox † 1994: Schindler's List
Schindler's List
– Michael Kahn † 1995: Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
– Arthur Schmidt † 1996: Braveheart
– Steven Rosenblum 1997: The English Patient – Walter Murch
Walter Murch
† 1998: Titanic – Conrad Buff IV, James Cameron, and Richard A. Harris † 1999: Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
– Michael Kahn †

In 2000, the Best Edited Feature Film award was broken into two genres, dramatic and comedy (an award given out to each category). Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic[edit]

2000: The Matrix
The Matrix
Zach Staenberg † 2001: Gladiator – Pietro Scalia 2002: Black Hawk Down – Pietro Scalia † 2003: Gangs of New York – Thelma Schoonmaker 2004: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Jamie Selkirk † 2005: The Aviator – Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
† 2006: Crash – Hughes Winborne † 2007: Babel – Stephen Mirrione
Stephen Mirrione
and Douglas Crise / The Departed Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
† (TIE) 2008: The Bourne Ultimatum – Christopher Rouse † 2009: Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
Chris Dickens
Chris Dickens
† 2010: The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
Bob Murawski and Chris Innis † 2011: The Social Network
The Social Network
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall † 2012: The Descendants
The Descendants
– Kevin Tent 2013: Argo – William Goldenberg † 2014: Captain Phillips – Christopher Rouse 2015: Boyhood – Sandra Adair 2016: Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
Margaret Sixel
† 2017: Arrival – Joe Walker 2018: Dunkirk – Lee Smith †

Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical[edit]

2000: Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich
– Eric Zumbrunnen 2001: Almost Famous
Almost Famous
Joe Hutshing and Saar Klein 2002: Moulin Rouge! – Jill Bilcock 2003: Chicago – Martin Walsh † 2004: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – Craig Wood, Stephen E. Rivkin, and Arthur Schmidt 2005: Ray – Paul Hirsch 2006: Walk the Line
Walk the Line
– Michael McCusker 2007: Dreamgirls – Virginia Katz 2008: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Chris Lebenzon 2009: WALL-E
– Stephen Schaffer 2010: The Hangover
The Hangover
– Debra Neil-Fisher 2011: Alice in Wonderland – Chris Lebenzon 2012: The Artist – Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius 2013: Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers 2014: American Hustle
American Hustle
– Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, and Alan Baumgarten 2015: The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
– Barney Pilling 2016: The Big Short – Hank Corwin 2017: La La Land – Tom Cross 2018: I, Tonya
I, Tonya
– Tatiana S. Riegel

Best Edited Animated Feature Film[edit]

2010: Up – Kevin Nolting 2011: Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3
Ken Schretzmann and Lee Unkrich 2012: Rango – Craig Wood 2013: Brave – Nicholas C. Smith and Robert Grahamjones 2014: Frozen – Jeff Draheim 2015: The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie
– David Burrows and Chris McKay 2016: Inside Out – Kevin Nolting 2017: Zootopia
– Fabienne Rawley and Jeremy Milton 2018: Coco – Steve Bloom

Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television[edit]

2015: Veep: " Special
Relationship" – Anthony Boys 2016: Inside Amy Schumer: "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer" – Nick Paley 2017: Veep: "Morning After" – Steven Rasch

Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television[edit]

2018: Black-ish: "Lemons" – John Peter Bernardo and Jamie Pedroza

Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television[edit]

2018: Curb Your Enthusiasm: "The Shucker" – Jonathan Corn

Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television[edit]

2015: The Normal Heart – Adam Penn 2016: Bessie – Brian A. Kates 2017: All the Way – Carol Littleton 2018: Genius: "Einstein: Chapter One" – James D. Wilcox

Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television[edit]

2015: True Detective: "Who Goes There" – Affonso Gonçalves 2016: House of Cards: "Chapter 39" – Lisa Bromwell 2017: Game of Thrones: "Battle of the Bastards" – Tim Porter 2018: The Handmaid's Tale: "Offred" – Julian Clarke and Wendy Hallam Martin

Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television[edit]

2015: Sherlock: "His Last Vow" – Yan Miles 2016: Mad Men: "Person to Person" – Tom Wilson 2017: This Is Us: "Pilot" – David Bertman 2018: Fargo: "Who Rules the Land of Denial?" – Andrew Seklir

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series[edit]

2015: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: "Iran" – Hunter Gross 2016: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: "Bay Area" – Hunter Gross 2017: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: "Senegal" – Mustafa Bhagat 2018: Vice News Tonight: "Charlottesville: Race & Terror" – Tim Clancy, Cameron Dennis, John Chimples, and Denny Thomas

Best Edited Documentary – Feature[edit]

2015: Citizenfour
– Mathilde Bonnefoy 2016: Amy – Chris King 2017: O.J.: Made in America – Bret Granato, Maya Mumma, and Ben Sozanski 2018: Jane – Joe Beshenkovsky, Will Znidaric, and Brett Morgen

Best Edited Documentary – Television[edit]

2015: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: "Episode 3 / The Fire of Life" – Erik Ewers 2016: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: "Chapter 1: A Body in the Bay" – Richard Hankin, Zac Stuart-Pontier, Caitlyn Greene, and Shelby Siegel 2017: Everything Is Copy (Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted) – Bob Eisenhart 2018: Five Came Back: "The Price of Victory" – Will Znidaric


The ACE Student Editing Competition winner

2015: Johnny Sepulveda 2016: Chris Dold

Career Achievement Awards

The ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award


2007: 57th ACE Eddie Awards 2008: 58th ACE Eddie Awards 2009: 59th ACE Eddie Awards 2010: 60th ACE Eddie Awards 2011: 61st ACE Eddie Awards 2012: 62nd ACE Eddie Awards 2013: 63rd ACE Eddie Awards 2014: 64th ACE Eddie Awards 2015: 65th ACE Eddie Awards 2016: 66th ACE Eddie Awards 2017: 67th ACE Eddie Awards 2018: 68th ACE Eddie Awards

Magazine[edit] Main article: CINEMAEDITOR Since 1951, the ACE publishes the CINEMAEDITOR quarterly magazine. It began as an in-house publication, but grew to 5,000 subscribers in 1963. In the early 1990s the magazine collapsed into a four-page newsletter. In 1994, Jack Tucker was appointed as the Editor the publication into today's magazine. Walter Fernandez, Jr. leads the magazine's team, with publications committee chair Edgar Burcksen. ACE Student Editing Competition[edit] The American Cinema Editors also holds an annual student competition (The ACE Student Editing Competition), awarding one student editor for editing a set of video dailies for a dramatic scene. Three finalists are guests at the annual ACE Eddie Awards in February. Applications are accepted through October and cost US$125. The competition is limited to the first 100 students only. The Gunsmoke
footage[edit] The ACE Store is the source of the dailies used at most film schools today. The scene is from a 1958 episode of the TV series Gunsmoke. It is available only to instructors of film editing classes. The video tape is called FILM EDITING: Interpretation and Value and includes three different edits of the scene. References[edit]

^ "ACE Board of Directors". Universal City, California: American Cinema Editors. Archived from the original on 2012-05-17. Retrieved 28 October 2012.  ^ "Member Roster". Universal City, California: American Cinema Editors. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 28 October 2012.  ^ Giardina, Carolyn (February 7, 2014). "'Captain Phillips,' 'American Hustle' Win American Cinema Editors Awards". Hollywood Reporter.  ^ Weisman, Jon (January 11, 2013). " American Cinema Editors announce noms". Variety.  ^ "ACE Eddie Awards". American Cinema Editors. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Career achievement

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