Fifth about The Seventh

Casting a ballot – 72nd ACE Eddie Awards

The 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 5th, 2022.

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): Peter Sciberras, for The Power of the Dog

The film chooses to be ponderous, studious, but the editing of Sciberras is an important element to give the film its uncomfortable mood. (Not seen: Belfast.)

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy): Andy Jurgensen, for Licorice Pizza

As far as (proper) comedies go, the work of Andy Jurgensen extracts the best out of the performances and actions out of all the nominated work and comes out with the best film at the end. (Frankly, I fail to see how tick, tick… BOOM! is a comedy, so this piece of category fraud won’t fly, no matter how good the work is.)

Best Edited Animated Feature Film: Greg Levitan, for The Mitchells vs the Machines

Greg Levitan’s work is the most dynamic and distinctive of the watched nominees. It’s also not an empty aesthetic exercise, as it emulates the way the protagonist sees and imagines things. (Not seen: Sing 2.)

Best Edited Documentary (Feature): Affonso Gonçalves and Adam Kurnitz, for The Velvet Underground

The editors adopted the visual language of the film from its subject, creating a documentary that is distinct in its form, very dynamic, and yet not distracting from what matters most, its content.

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