Editor Alan Baumgarten’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 topped the dramatic feature editing category of American Cinema Editors’s 71st ACE Eddie Awards, while Palm Springs’s Matthew Friedman and Andrew Dickler won the category for best edited comedic feature.
This is Baumgarten’s third ACE, who also accepted Eddies for American Hustle in 2014 and Recount in 2009. It was the first Eddie and second ACE nomination for Friedman, who was also nominated a year ago for The Farewell; and the first Eddie and first nomination for Dickler.
Director Spike Lee was honored with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, recognizing a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film.
Editors and co-stars who had collaborated with Lee over the years including Barry Alexander Brown; Adam Gough; Nancy Novak, Jodie Foster, Riz Ahmed and Sam Pollard all celebrated Lee in a tribute video.
Lynzee Klingman and Sidney Wolinsky received Career Achievement Honors for Outstanding Contributions to Film Editing.
Klingman worked on a wide array of features and documentaries including One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, True Confessions, Hair, Baby Boom, A River runs Through It, Little Man Tate, War of the Roses, Matilda, Man on the Moon, Hearts and Minds, and Ali, among others.
Wollinsky’s professional editing career spans five decades and includes notable shows such as House of Cards, The Man in the High Castle, Ray Donovan, The Sopranos – where he received an ACE Eddie Award – Boardwalk Empire.
“Just look at their incredible bodies of work,” stated ACE president Kevin Tent, ACE. “Lynzee and Sidney have cut some of our favorite and most iconic movies and television shows. We’re thrilled to recognize these two extraordinary editors, their hard work and their amazing careers.”
Here is the full list of Eddie winners:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
The Trial of Chicago 7
Alan Baumgarten, ACE
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
Matthew Friedman, ACE and Andrew Dickler
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Kevin Nolting, ACE
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
My Octopus Teacher
Pippa Ehrlich, Dan Schwalm
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (NON-THEATRICAL):
The Last Dance “Episode I”
Chad Beck, ACE, Devin Concannon, Abhay Sofsky, Ben Sozanski, ACE
BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Schitt’s Creek “Happy Ending”
Trevor Ambrose, CCE
BEST EDITED COMEDY SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Ted Lasso “Make Rebecca Great Again”
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Better Call Saul “Bad Choice Road”
Chris McCaleb, ACE, Joey Liew
BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Cindy Mollo, ACE
BEST EDITED LIMITED SERIES FOR MOTION PICTURE:
The Queen’s Gambit “Exchanges”
Michelle Tesoro, ACE
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
Cheer “God Blessed Texas”
Kate Hackett, Arielle Kilker, Daniel McDonald, Mark Morgan, David Nordstrom, Sharon Weaver, Ted Woerner
BEST EDITED VARIETY TALK/SKETCH SHOW OR SPECIAL:
David Byrne’s American Utopia
Adam Gough, ACE
BEST EDITED ANIMATION (NON-THEATRICAL):
Rick and Morty “Rattlestar Ricklactica”
ANNE V. COATES AWARD FOR STUDENT EDITING:
Samuel Bailey – University of North Carolina School of the Arts