The American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced on Thursday that writer-comedian Ashley Nicole Black (A Black Lady Sketch Show) will host the 73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which recognize outstanding editing in 14 categories of film, television, and documentaries.
“All of us at ACE are huge fans of Ashley’s and we’re thrilled to have her as the host of this year’s Eddies. We know she’ll bring her trademark smarts, charisma, and joy to the Eddie stage and make the day truly memorable for all in attendance,” ACE Executive Director Jenni McCormick said in a statement.
Black has received two Primetime Emmy Awards — one for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special in 2017 for her work on TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and most recently for Ted Lasso‘s Outstanding Comedy Series award in 2022.
Past hosts of the ACE Eddie Awards include Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, D’Arcy Carden, Tichina Arnold, Adam DeVine, and Rachel Bloom, among others. This year, the ACE Eddie Awards will take place on March 5 at UCLA’s Royce Hall at 3 p.m. PT.
As previously announced, The Woman King director Gina Prince-Bythewood will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, which recognizes a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film, while Film Editors Lynne Willingham, ACE and Don Zimmerman, ACE will receive Career Achievement Awards for their outstanding contributions to the craft.
Click here for a full list of nominees for this year’s ACE Eddie Awards.