Fifth about The Seventh

Casting a ballot – ACE Eddie Awards 2016

67th EddieThe ceremony of the 67th ACE Eddie Awards will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017.

As I have been doing for a few years, as we get into the awards season, I’ll post the fictional ballots for some of the guild awards, showing what my vote would be if I had one. I will, as a rule, abstain from my fictional vote if I haven’t seen at least half of the nominees. And to be perfectly clear, I’m not a member of any of these guilds and organizations.

The list of nominees can be seen here

Here it goes:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Joe Walker for Arrival

arrival_rated_payoff_1-sht_6No film this year had its emotional punch depending so much on its structure (Manchester by the Sea comes close); the editing of Arrival is precisely what it needs to be to make that work. (Not seen: Hell or High Water and Moonlight.)



Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy): Tom Cross for La La Land

La La LandLa La Land just flows, as each scene, be it a musical or dramatic scene, follows its own language. It gains extra points for the way the last musical sequence was put together, a feat that involves many moving parts, editing chiefly among them. (Not seen: The Lobster.)



Best Edited Animated Feature Film: Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton for Zootopia

ZootopiaZootopia has elements of comedy, mystery, drama, all put together very ably. The comedic timing is very fine.




Best Edited Documentary (Feature): abstain (the five nominated films were not seen)


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