“The Social Network,” edited by Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, and “Alice in Wonderland,” edited by Chris Lebenzon, won Best Edited Feature Film (Drama) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) at the 61st Annual ACE Eddie Awards tonight.
For “Network,” it ends a long string of direct losses to “The King’s Speech” at the Producer’s Guild, Director’s Guild and Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. Those industry orgs preferred “Speech,” but the editors went in a different direction. It is a bright light of hope for Sony Pictures which is praying “Network” can make a comeback to win the top prize. Other nominees in the category included “Inception,” “The Fighter” and “Black Swan.”
A surprise winner was “Alice in Wonderland” on the Comedy or Musical side. “Alice” beat out “The Kids Are All Right,” “Easy A,” “Made in Dagenham” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” for the honor.
“Exit Through The Gift Shop” won best documentary editing. No word if Banksy was in the house or not. “Toy Story 3” took the animated feature award.
In the television categories, “Modern Family,” “The Walking Dead,” “Treme,” “Temple Grandin” and “If You Knew Me” all took home honors. “Walking Dead” beat out strong competition from “Glee,” “Breaking Bad” and “Friday Night Lights” in the one-hour series category. “Grandin” won over fellow HBO projects “The Pacific” and “You Don’t Know Jack.”
A full list of this year’s honorees are as follows:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
The Social Network
Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
Alice in Wonderland
Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Toy Story 3
Ken Schretzmann & Lee Unkrich, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
Modern Family: “Family Portrait”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
The Walking Dead: “Days Gone Bye”
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Treme: “Do You Know What it Means”
Kate Sanford, A.C.E. & Alexander Hall
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Leo Trombetta, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY:
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Tom Fulford & Chris King
BEST EDITED REALITY SERIES:
If You Really Knew Me: “Colusa High”
Rob Goubeau, Jeremy Gantz, Hilary Scratch, Ken Yankee, Mark S. Andrew, A.C.E., Heather Miglin, John Skaare & Paul J. Coyne