The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced that the 71st Annual Ace Eddie Awards will now take place virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11AM PT/2pm ET, shifted forward a day from the previously planned ceremony date. Nominations will still be announced on March 11, ballots having been sent out last Friday, February 19, and due on March 8.
ACE Executive Director Jenni McCormick stated, “With numerous events occurring virtually this year, ACE is shifting to a date and time that avoids overlapping with other shows and allows the post-production community to celebrate each other’s accomplishments together. We chose a mid-morning format that will allow attendance from our global membership and supporters.”
As previously announced, prolific filmmaker Spike Lee will be honored with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, recognizing a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film. The awards ceremony will unveil winners for outstanding editing in 14 categories of film and television including this year’s newest categories: Best Edited Animated Series (Non-Theatrical) and Best Edited Variety Talk/Sketch Show or Special.
Two Career Achievement recipients presented to film editors of outstanding merit and Honorary award recipients will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the April 17th awards ceremony.
For more information, please visit the ACE web site.