Fifth about The Seventh

Casting a ballot – 69th ACE Eddie Awards

The 69th ACE Eddie Awards ceremony will take place Friday, February 1st, 2019.

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): Alfonso Cuarón & Adam Gough for ROMA

Not an easy choice to make, as both BlacKkKlansman and First Man are likewise very nicely edited films. The work of Cuarón and Gough, however, transcends the service to the story; it does that, of course, but it also serves the chosen aesthetics for the film, hiding the cuts to make each scene appear to be one continuous memory.

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy): Hank Corwin, for Vice

The story told by Vice could be told in many different ways, but the way chosen effectively requires a very precise editing, and that’s exactly what Corwin does here. The film jumps back and forth in time many times, provides footnotes, comments and annotations, making the whole entertaining and informative.

Best Edited Animated Feature Film: Robert Fisher, Jr. for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

One of the great assets of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is its appropriation and adaptation of the comics grammar into film. That editing choice is what gives the animation its irresistible energy.

Best Edited Documentary (Feature): abstain (Not seen any of the four nominated films.)

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