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ACE Eddie Awards Add Variety Talk/Sketch Show/Special Category

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ACE EddieThe American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced that it will be adding another new TV category to the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards — “Best Edited Variety Talk/Sketch Show or Special.”

This new TV category joins the previously announced “Edited Animated Series (Non-Theatrical)” with submissions for all categories being open until February 12. Due to COVID, the entire timeline has been pushed back with the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards being presented on April 18, 2021. Exact plans for how the ceremony will be held is still being determined.

The film eligibility period is from January 1, 2020 to February 21, 2021 while TV eligibility is from November 2, 2019 to December 31, 2020.

You can learn more about the submission process for the ACE Eddie Awards at AmericanCinemaEditors.org.

Key dates for the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards are:

November 2, 2020 Submissions Open
February 12, 2021 Submissions Close
February 19, 2021 Nomination Ballots Sent
March 8, 2021 Nomination Ballots Due
March 11, 2021 Nominations Announced
March 19, 2021 Final Ballots Sent
March 19-26, 2021 Online Blue-Ribbon Screenings
March 26, 2021 Final Ballots Due
April 18, 2021 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Presented

And here is the full list of this year’s categories:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)
Best Edited Animated Feature Film
Best Edited Animated Series (Non-Theatrical) ***New category this year***
Best Edited Documentary (Feature)
Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical)
Best Edited Variety Talk/Sketch Show or Special ***New category this year***
Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television
Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television
Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television
Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television
Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television
Best Edited Non-Scripted Series
Anne V. Coates Award for Student Editing

ACE Executive Director Jenni McCormick said about the latest award category:  “The ACE Board unanimously voted to add this category. Great editing is a staple in all kinds of programming and the specific challenges and achievements that apply to variety, talk and sketch entertainment deserve to have a light shone on them at the Eddies. We’re delighted to recognize the editors in this new category at the show in April.”

 

 

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