American Cinema Editors: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Favourite’ Win Top Awards

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Reprinted from The Wrap by  on February 1, 2019.

Bohemian Rhapsody and The Favourite have been named the best-edited feature films of 2018 at the American Cinema Editors’ ACE Eddie Awards, which took place on Friday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Bohemian Rhapsody won in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category, while The Favourite topped the Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) category.

Since the ACE Eddie for feature film was split into separate drama and comedy or musical categories 19 years ago, the winner in the drama category has gone on to win the Academy Award for film editing 13 times, and the Best Picture Oscar seven times. The winner in the comedy or musical category has only won the Oscar in those categories once, when Chicago did it in 2003. …

In the television categories, the winners included Atlanta, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Killing Eve, Bodyguard, Escape at Dannemora and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. …

[Follow the link for a list of winners.]

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… [Friday] night’s Golden Eddie recipient Guillermo del Toro was feeling under the weather and skipped the red carpet, but last year’s marquee award winner for The Shape of Water accepted his trophy. …

He was eloquent in his praise for the craft of editing, calling his own relationship with editors the most intimate and vulnerable of those [on] a film. He said an editor has a unique job: “An editor recognizes the movie when it goes by, stops it and talks to it.”

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He added with a laugh that most meetings in the film world take place wearing a three-piece suit, but cinematographers and editors are the people you meet “in your curlers, your pajamas and with morning breath. … Thanks to all of you for existing and having a profession that is so often misunderstood. I think [of] you in my pajamas, with my curlers and morning breath.” …

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