2013 ACE Eddie Award Nominees Announced

ACE Eddie AwardThe American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced the nominees for the 2013 ACE Eddie Awards today and among them are all five Oscar nominees, four of them -- Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty -- in the Dramatic category and the fifth, Silver Linings Playbook, in the Comedy/Musical category.

There isn't really too much else to say about the noms considering in previous years these nominations came out before the Oscar nominations were announced giving reason to speculate on which of the several films would end up nominated for Oscars. Considering that's not the case this year, this will all become a little more interesting when they announce their winners on Saturday, February 16.

For now, the nominees are listed below in the Dramatic, Musical or Comedy, Animated and Documentary categories.


  • Argo - William Goldenberg, A.C.E.
  • Life of Pi - Tim Squyres, A.C.E.
  • Lincoln - Michael Kahn, A.C.E.
  • Skyfall - Stuart Baird, A.C.E.
  • Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E. and William Goldenberg, A.C.E.


  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Chris Gill
  • Les Misérables - Melanie Ann Oliver & Chris Dickens, A.C.E.
  • Moonrise Kingdom - Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E.
  • Silver Linings Playbook - Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. & Crispin Struthers
  • Ted - Jeff Freeman, A.C.E.


  • Brave - Nicolas C. Smith, A.C.E.
  • Frankenweenie - Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E. & Mark Solomon
  • Rise of the Guardians - Joyce Arrastia
  • Wreck-It Ralph - Tim Mertens


  • Samsara - Ron Fricke & Mark Magidson
  • Searching for Sugar Man - Malik Bendjelloul
  • West of Memphis - Billy McMillin
  • Nick

    Two words... Cloud Atlas.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/MebsM./ Mebil

      Cloud Atlas was so underrated...

      It was one of the best films of the past year.

    • Irf

      Agreed. Even with all its faults, CLOUD ATLAS is astounding in its ambition and scale, to the extent where the mind boggles thinking about how the directors managed to balance so much at once, yet not lose the viewer. It was a major feat, and I'm speaking as someone not keen on sci-fi.

  • Ra

    After the nomination announcement yesterday, everything that's happened now and for the next days is gonna be anticlimactic.

  • Newbourne

    I still don't get why Comedies and Musicals are lumped together. I understand why "Mamma Mia" should contend with the comedies, but "Walk the Line", "Les Miserables" and "Moulin Rouge!" should most definitely contend with the dramas. This has always been silly to me.