“King Richard,” “Tick, Tick … Boom!” top American Cinema Editors Eddie awards

Pamela Martin’s editing of King Richard, and Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum for Tick, Tick … Boom!, topped American Cinema Editors’ 72nd ACE Eddie Awards, winning the categories for dramatic feature and comedy feature, respectively, Saturday at the Theater at the ACE Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, THR reports.

Organisers planned for a reduced capacity in-person event while following COVID-19 safety protocols, and an after-party followed at Clifton’s.

Martin topped a field of nominees, including Úna Ní Dhonghaíle for Belfast, Joe Walker for Dune, Tom Cross and Elliot Graham for No Time to Die and Peter Sciberras for The Power of the Dog. In the best edited comedic feature category, Kerstein and Weisblum were nominated alongside Tatiana S. Riegel for Cruella, Hank Corwin for Don’t Look Up, Andy Jurgensen for Licorice Pizza, plus The French Dispatch, which delivered a second nomination for Weisblum.

King Richard, Tick, Tick … Boom!, Dune, The Power of the Dog and Don’t Look Up are nominated for the Oscar in film editing. In four of the last 10 years, the winner of the Eddie for best edited dramatic feature went on to win the Oscar in the category.

During the evening, Jeremy Milton won the best edited animated feature Eddie for his work on Disney’s Encanto. The animated feature category was introduced in 2010. Since then, the film that won the Eddie has mirrored the recipient of the Oscar for best animated feature all but once (in 2015, when The Lego Movie won the Eddie, and Big Hero 6 grabbed the Oscar). 

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