‘Arrival’ and ‘La La Land’ Take Top Honors at ACE Eddie Awards

“Zootopia,” “O.J.: Made in America,” “This Is Us,” “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” are also among ACE Eddie Awards winners for film editing

Last Updated: January 28, 2017 @ 5:44 PM

“Arrival” and “La La Land” have been named the best edited films of 2016 by the American Cinema Editors at the ACE Eddie Awards.

The awards split their top film honor between two categories — one for dramatic films and one for comedies. “Arrival” won the award for the best edited dramatic feature, while “La La Land” was named the best edited comedy film.

Animation and documentary awards went to “Zootopia” and “O.J.: Made in America,” respectively.

All five of the films nominated for the film-editing Oscar were also ACE Eddie Awards nominees, with all except “La La Land” coming from the dramatic category. Over the last 10 years, the ACE Eddie Awards winner has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Film Editing six times, and four ACE Eddie winners have been named Best Picture by the Academy.

Television awards went to “Game of Thrones,” “This Is Us” and “Veep.”

The show took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and was hosted by Rachel Bloom. J.J. Abrams received the Filmmaker of the Year Award, while Martin Scorsese presented Thelma Schoonmaker with the Career Achievement Award, and Tommy Schlamme did likewise for TV editor Janet Ashikaga.

The ACE Eddie Awards winners:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): “Arrival,” Joe Walker, ACE

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy): “La La Land,” Tom Cross, ACE

Best Edited Animated Feature Film: “Zootopia,” Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton

Best Edited Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America,” Bret Granato, Maya Mumma & Ben Sozanski

Best Edited Documentary (Television): “Everything is Copy,” Bob Eisenhart, ACE

Best Edited Half-Hour Series: “Veep: Morning After,” Steven Rasch, ACE

Best Edited One-Hour Series – Commercial: “This Is Us: Pilot,” David L. Bertman, ACE

Best Edited One-Hour Series – Non-Commercial: “Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards,” Tim Porter, ACE

Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture (Non-Theatrical): “All the Way,” Carol Littleton, ACE

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” Senegal, Mustafa Bhagat

Best Student Editing: Tommy Wakefield, University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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