‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Nominated for ACE Eddie Awards

American Cinema Editors also nominate “Arrival,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water” and “Deadpool”

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Oscar favorites “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” have been nominated as the best-edited films of 2016 for the 67th ACE Eddie Awards, the American Cinema Editors announced on Tuesday.

Those films were among the top feature-film nominees at a show that over the years has proven to be a reliable predictor of success in one of the most crucial Oscar categories.

“Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” were joined in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category by “Arrival,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Hell or High Water.”

In the Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) category, the nominees were “La La Land,” “Deadpool,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “The Jungle Book” and “The Lobster.”

In the last five years, only two films, “Spotlight” and “American Hustle,” have received Oscar nominations for editing without first being nominated for ACE Eddie Awards. In the same time, more than two-thirds of the Oscar Best Picture nominees, including every winner except “Spotlight,” were also nominated by the cinema editors.

Nominations for animated films went to Disney’s “Zootopia” and “Moana” and Laika’s “Kubo and the Two Strings,” while the nominees in the documentary category were “13th,” “Amanda Knox,” “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Year,” “O.J.: Made in America” and “Weiner.”

In the television categories, two episodes of “Veep” and one of “Silicon Valley” were nominated for half-hour series. In the one-hour series categories, the commercial-TV category included three episodes of “Better Call Saul” and one each of “Mr. Robot” and “This Is Us,” while the non-commercial category included single episodes of “Game of Thrones,” “The Crown” and “Westworld” and two episodes of “Stranger Things.”

Ballots will be mailed to ACE members, with final voting ending on January 17 and the 67th ACE Eddie Awards taking place on Friday, January 27.

At the show, J.J. Abrams will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
“Arrival”
Joe Walker, ACE
“Hacksaw Ridge”
John Gilbert, ACE
“Hell or High Water”
Jake Roberts
“Manchester by the Sea”
Jennifer Lame
“Moonlight”
Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
“Deadpool”
Julian Clarke, ACE
“Hail, Caesar!”
Roderick Jaynes
“The Jungle Book”
Mark Livolsi, ACE
“La La Land”
Tom Cross, ACE
“The Lobster”
Yorgos Mavropsaridis

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
Christopher Murrie, ACE
“Moana”
Jeff Draheim, ACE
“Zootopia”
Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
“13th”
Spencer Averick
“Amanda Knox”
Matthew Hamachek
“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years”
Paul Crowder
“O.J.: Made in America”
Bret Granato, Maya Mumma & Ben Sozanski
“Weiner”
Eli B. Despres

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION):
“The Choice 2016”
Steve Audette, ACE
“Everything is Copy”
Bob Eisenhart, ACE
“We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World”
Oliver Lief

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES:
“Silicon Valley”: “The Uptick”
Brian Merken, ACE
“Veep”: “Morning After”
Steven Rasch, ACE
“Veep”: “Mother”
Shawn Paper

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES – COMMERCIAL:
“Better Call Saul”: “Fifi”
Skip Macdonald, ACE
“Better Call Saul”: “Klick”
Skip Macdonald, ACE & Curtis Thurber
“Better Call Saul”: “Nailed”
Kelley Dixon, ACE & Chris McCaleb
“Mr. Robot”: “eps2.4m4ster-s1ave.aes”
Philip Harrison
“This Is Us”: “Pilot”
David L. Bertman, ACE

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES – NON-COMMERCIAL:
“The Crown”: “Assassins”
Yan Miles, ACE
“Game of Thrones”: “Battle of the Bastards”
Tim Porter, ACE
“Stranger Things”: “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”
Dean Zimmerman
“Stranger Things”: “Chapter Seven: The Bathtub”
Kevin D. Ross
“Westworld”: “The Original”
Stephen Semel, ACE & Marc Jozefowicz

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE (NON-THEATRICAL):
“All the Way”
Carol Littleton, ACE
“The Night Of”: “The Beach”
Jay Cassidy, ACE
“The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”: “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”
Adam Penn, Stewart Schill, ACE & C. Chi-yoon Chung

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES:
“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”: Manila
Hunter Gross, ACE
“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”: Senegal
Mustafa Bhagat
“Deadliest Catch”: “Fire at Sea: Part 2”
Josh Earl, ACE & Alexander Rubinow, ACE