ACE Eddie Awards Adds Best Edited Animated Series for 2021
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American Cinema Editors (ACE) today announced that it will host the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Sunday, April 18, 2021, recognizing outstanding editing in film and television. The exact plans for the event have not yet been determined. The ceremony may be virtual in light of the pandemic.

The awards ceremony recognizes winners for outstanding edits in 13 categories of film and television, including the recently added Best Edited Animated Series (Non-Theatrical). "It's exciting to see the amazing animation on the small screen," said Jenni McCormick, ACE Executive Director. "We're excited to add a category this year that recognizes the excellence of film editors working in this field." A full list of categories for the ACE Eddie Awards follows:

  • Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
  • Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)
  • Best edited animated feature film
  • Best Edited Animated Series (Non-Theater)
  • Best Edited Documentary (Feature)
  • Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theater)
  • Best Edited Comedy Series for commercial television
  • Best Edited Comedy Series for non-commercial television
  • Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial TV
  • Best Edited Drama Series for non-commercial television
  • Best edited mini-series or film for television
  • Best Edited Non-Scripted Series
  • Anne V. Coates Award for student editing

The ceremony also honors three special awards, including two recipients of career achievements given to film editors of outstanding value and the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award for a filmmaker for excellence in the arts and in business of the film. The winners will be announced later this year.

Submissions for the ACE Eddie Awards will open on November 2, 2020 and end on February 12, 2021. Please note that the entry requirements for TV and feature films are different this year. Television must have aired between November 2, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and feature films must be released between January 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021. For more information or to take an exam about the award ceremony, see ACE website.

Key dates for the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards

  • November 2, 2020 – Submissions open
  • February 12, 2021 – Entries closed
  • February 19, 2021 – Nomination votes sent
  • March 8, 2021 – Nomination votes due
  • March 11, 2021 – Nominations announced
  • March 19, 2021 – Final ballot papers sent
  • 19.-26. March 2021 – Online Blue Ribbon Screenings
  • March 26, 2021 – Final ballot due
  • April 9, 2021 – application deadline
  • April 18, 2021 – 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards

Source: American Cinema Editors

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