‘First Man,’ ‘Roma,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Land Nominations From American Cinema Editors

Nominees for the ACE Eddie Awards also include “BlacKkKlansman,” “A Star Is Born,” “Vice,” “Green Book,” “The Favourite,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Deadpool 2”

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“BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born” have been nominated as the best-edited dramatic films of 2018 by the American Cinema Editors, which announced its nominations for the 69th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Monday.

In the Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) category, the nominees were “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Deadpool 2,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book” and “Vice.”

“Black Panther” is the most surprising omission from the ACE Eddie nominations, and the film most likely to land an Oscar nomination even after being bypassed by the honorary society of top editors.

In recent years, more than 90 percent of the Oscar nominees in the Best Film Editing category have first been recognized by the American Cinema Editors. The vast majority of Oscar nominees have come from the ACE Eddie dramatic category – though last year, in a reversal of the usual pattern, three of the Oscar nominees had first been nominated in the ACE Eddies’ comedy category, and only two (including the winner, “Dunkirk”) in drama.

In the animated-feature category, the editors nominated “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Documentary nominations went to the four most commercial successful docs of 2018: “Free Solo,” “RBG,” “Three Identical Strangers” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

In the four series-television categories, “Atlanta,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Better Call Saul” each landed a pair of nominations for different episodes. Other nominees included “The Good Place,” “Portlandia,” “Barry” and “Insecure” in comedy and “The Americans,” “Killing Eve,” “Bodyguard,” “Homecoming,” “Ozark” and “Westworld” in drama.

Winners will be announced at the ACE Eddie Awards on Feb. 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The 2018 ACE Eddie nominations:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
“BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman, ACE
“First Man,” Tom Cross, ACE
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón & Adam Gough
“A Star is Born,” Jay Cassidy, ACE

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)
“Crazy Rich Asians,” Myron Kerstein
“Deadpool 2,” Craig Alpert, ACE, Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir & Dirk Westervelt
“The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE
“Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito
“Vice,” Hank Corwin, ACE

Best Edited Animated Feature Film
“Incredibles 2,” Stephen Schaffer, ACE
“Isle of Dogs,” Andrew Weisblum, ACE, Ralph Foster & Edward Bursch
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Robert Fisher, Jr.

Best Edited Documentary (Feature)
“Free Solo,” Bob Eisenhardt, ACE
“RBG,” Carla Gutierrez
“Three Identical Strangers,” Michael Harte
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Jeff Malmberg & Aaron Wickenden, ACE

Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical)
“A Final Cut for Orson: 40 Years in the Making,” Martin Singer
“Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind,” Greg Finton, ACE & Poppy Das, ACE
“Wild Wild Country, Part 3,” Neil Meiklejohn
“The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling,” Joe Beshenkovsky, ACE

Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television
“Atlanta”: “Alligator Man,” Isaac Hagy
“Atlanta”: “Teddy Perkins,” Kyle Reiter
“The Good Place”: “Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By,” Eric Kissack
“Portlandia”: “Rose Route,” Jordan Kim, Ali Greer, Heather Capps & Stacy Moon

Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television
“Barry”: “Make Your Mark,” Jeff Buchanan
“Insecure”: “Obsessed-Like,” Nena Erb, ACE
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: “Simone,” Kate Sanford, ACE
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: “We’re Going to the Catskills!” Tim Streeto, ACE

Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television
“The Americans”: “Start,” Daniel Valverde
“Better Call Saul”: “Something Stupid,” Skip Macdonald, ACE
“Better Call Saul”: “Winner,” Chris McCaleb
“Killing Eve”: “Nice Face,” Gary Dollner, ACE

Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television
“Bodyguard”: “Episode 1,” Steve Singleton
“Homecoming”: “Redwood,” Rosanne Tan
“Ozark”: “One Way Out,” Cindy Mollo, ACE & Heather Goodwin Floyd
“Westworld”: “The Passenger,” Andrew Seklir, ACE, Anna Hauger & Mako Kamitsuna

Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”: “A Random Killing,” Emily Greene
“Escape at Dannemora”: “Better Days,” Malcolm Jamieson & Geoffrey Richman ACE
“Sharp Objects”: “Milk,” Véronique Barbe, Dominique Champagne, Justin Lachance, Maxime Lahaie, Émile Vallée & Jai M. Vee

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series
“Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unknown”: “West Virginia,” Hunter Gross, ACE
“Deadliest Catch”: “Storm Surge,” Rob Butler, ACE
“Naked & Afraid”: “Fire and Fury,” Molly Shock, ACE and Jnani Butler