“Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Big Short” were named the best-edited feature films of 2015 at the American Cinema Editors’ ACE Eddie Awards on Friday night.
“Mad Max” won in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category, while “The Big Short” won in the comedy category. Both were clear favorites going into the show, and both are nominated for the Oscar for film editing, along with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Sicario” and “Spotlight.”
The awards for animated feature and documentary feature went to “Inside Out” and “Amy,” respectively.
Television awards were given to “House of Cards,” “Mad Men,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Bessie” and “The Jinx.”
Since 2000, all but four of the 16 Oscar winners for editing have first taken home the ACE Eddie. Last year’s Oscar winner, “Whiplash,” was one of those four, losing the ACE Eddie to “Boyhood.”
The ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and was hosted by Adam DeVine, with presenters including Steve Martin, J.K. Simmons, Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Jason Leigh, J.J. Abrams and Adam McKay.
Director Nancy Meyers received the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, while Career Achievement honors went to editors Carol Littleton and Ted Rich.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):”Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY): “The Big Short,” Hank Corwin, ACE
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: “Inside Out,” Kevin Nolting, ACE
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE): “Amy,” Chris King
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION): “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst”: “Chapter 1,” Richard Hankin, ACE, Zac Stuart-Pontier, Caitlyn Greene, Shelby Siegel
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION: “Inside Amy Schumer“: “12 Angry Men,” Nick Paley
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION: “Mad Men”: “Person to Person,” Tom Wilson
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION: “House of Cards”: “Chapter 39,” Lisa Bromwell, ACE
BEST EDITED LONGFORM (MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE) FOR TELEVISION: “Bessie,” Brian A. Kates, ACE
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”: “Bay Area,” Hunter Gross, ACE