In advance of the A.C.E. Eddie awards, the American Cinema Editors, the honorary organization of distinguished film and television editors, held its 10th annual nominees’ reception at the Kodak Atrium in Hollywood. The evening was an opportunity for the 2010 Eddie Nominees to come together and celebrate their art and craft while enjoying the company of fellow professionals, some of the world’s finest editors.
According to A.C.E. president Randy Roberts, “We only have one winner in every category. This is where everybody in a category can share the spotlight of being a nominee. You’ve got from the time you first read you are a nominee until the awards. If they read another name, all of a sudden, it’s gone. This helps expand the time and the enjoyment of being a nominee. We are able to express our appreciation to these editors for doing such great work. And besides, Kodak throws a heck of a party.”
All professional nominees received a statuette honoring their nomination, while student editing nominees received commemorative plaques. In keeping with the society’s educational goals, the 2010 interns were also announced at the gathering and included young people from South Africa and Switzerland.
Eastman Kodak provided the historic venue. Laser Pacific CEO, Brian Burr, arranged the event, providing the exceptional catering, which included wine, beer, Hors D’oeuvres such as bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp cocktail and crudités, as well as mouth-watering deserts. A.C.E. executive director, Jenni McCormick, reveals that the chef is on staff at Laser Pacific, “He is amazing. The food is so good, it’s insane. I actually asked if I could hire him for a party and he said, ‘I just work for Laser Pacific.’ I wanted him to cook something for me!”