Cinema Editors Tap ‘Hurt Locker’

ACE Eddie Awards salutes Oscar frontrunner, plus “The Hangover,” “Up” and “The Cove”

Last Updated: February 15, 2010 @ 5:28 PM

“The Hurt Locker” picked up another key victory on the road to Oscar at the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards on Sunday night, winning the award for Best Edited Feature (Dramatic) over formidable competitor “Avatar.”

Other film awards went to “The Hangover” (comedy or musical feature), “Up” (animated feature) and “The Cove” (documentary).

With previous wins from the Producers Guild, Directors Guild, Art Directors Guild, Critics Choice Movie Awards and a wide variety of critics groups, “The Hurt Locker” has far outpaced the competition when it comes to precursor awards.

Television awards went to “30 Rock,” “Breaking Bad,” “Dexter,” “Grey Gardens” and “The Deadliest Catch.”

Paul LaMastra and Neil Travis were given Career Achievement Awards, while director Rob Reiner won the Golden Eddie Award.

The Hurt LockerThe full list of winners:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
 “The Hurt Locker” (right), 
Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
 “The Hangover,” 
Debra Neil-Fisher, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
 “Up,” 
Kevin Nolting
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY: “
The Cove,” 
Geoffrey Richman

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
 “30 Rock”: “Apollo Apollo," 
Ken Eluto, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
 “Breaking Bad”: "ABQ"
Lynne Willingham, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Dexter: "Living the Dream," 
Stewart Schill
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
 “Grey Gardens
,” Alan Heim, A.C.E. and Lee Percy, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED REALITY SERIES:
 “The Deadliest Catch: Stay Focused Or Die,” 
Kelly Coskran and Josh Earl

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Neil Travis, Paul LaMastra
GOLDEN EDDIE AWARD: Rob Reiner

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