For the first time, I’ll be casting a fictional ballot for the American Cinema Editors annual prize, the ACE Eddie Awards.
Worth repeating, I’m not a member of any of the guilds (and even thought I have edited before, I don’t consider myself an editor), hence the word fictional.
Here it goes:
Best Edited Animated Feature Film: Kevin Nolting for Inside Out
The telling of the two paralell stories is tricky; each scene must work both in its own reality and also in relation to each other. The success is undeniable.
Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy): Hank Corwin for The Big Short
Here is a great accomplishment: the inner parts of this tale are complex and at times, hard to grasp. Nevertheless, the film moves at a very smart pace, always managing to be both funny and informative.
Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Margaret Sixel for Mad Max: Fury Road
Here goes a film that is, in essence, a very intense and visually arresting action sequence from beggining to end. It rarely slows down, but when it does, it’s at the right moment.