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ACE Eddie Awards Announce New Date, Venue and COVID Precautions

January 5, 2022 10:27 | By

ACE Eddie Awards

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced Wednesday that the 72nd annual ACE Eddie Awards, which recognize outstanding editing in film and television, are moving from Feb. 26 to Saturday, March 5 — though there’s still a possibility that the ceremony could be held virtually this year.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. at the Theater at the ACE Hotel, which will operate at 50% capacity due to the recent Omicron surge, and there will be an afterparty at the historic Clifton’s Republic.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Theater at the ACE Hotel for the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, with added safety precautions due to the recent spike of COVID numbers,” stated ACE Executive Director Jenni McCormick. “We are planning for a 50% capacity in-person event, as the safety of all attendees is of the utmost importance to us. We are monitoring the situation and should we deem it necessary, we are prepared to make the Eddies completely virtual this year. We are also working alongside our counterparts at the Art Directors Guild to avoid any overlap in our ceremonies.”

Eligibility dates remain the same: TV shows must have aired between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2021 and films must have been released between March 1 – Dec. 31, 2021. Submissions are now open, and they close on Jan. 10. For more information please visit the ACE Website. The updated voting timeline is as follows:

Updated Key Dates for the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards

Dec. 15, 2021               Submissions Open
Jan. 10, 2022               Submissions Close
Jan. 18, 2022               Nomination Ballots Sent
Jan. 24, 2022               Nomination Ballots Due
Jan. 27, 2022               Nominations Announced
Jan. 31, 2022               Final Ballots Sent
Feb. 4, 2022                 Deadline for Advertising
Feb. 7-14, 2022           Online Blue Ribbon Virtual Screenings
Feb. 14, 2022               Final Ballots Due
March 5, 2022             72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Presented

Three honorary awards including the organization’s Career Achievement recipients will be announced in the coming weeks, leading up to the awards ceremony in March. The ACE Eddie Awards will unveil winners for outstanding editing in 14 film, television and documentary categories, as outlined below:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)
Best Edited Animated Feature Film
Best Edited Animated Series
Best Edited Documentary (Feature)
Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical)
Best Editing of a Variety Talk/Sketch Show or Special
Best Edited Multi-Camera Comedy Series
Best Edited Single-Camera Comedy Series
Best Edited Drama Series
Best Edited Limited Series
Best Edited Motion Picture (Non-Theatrical)
Best Edited Non-Scripted Series
Anne V. Coates Award for Student Editing

ACE is an honorary society of motion picture editors that was founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others, and their commitment to the craft of editing. Its objectives and purposes are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic preeminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; and finally, to unite editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.

In addition to the ACE Eddie Awards, the organization produces several annual events including the international editing festival EditFest as well as Invisible Art/Visible Artists, which is a panel of Oscar-nominated editors. It also publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, which highlights the art, craft, and business of editing and editors.