‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Triumphs at Ace Eddie Awards
Editor Alan Baumgarten’s work on Aaron Sorkin’s drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ topped the American Cinema Editors Awards in a virtual ceremony.Baumgarten beat out competition from “Sound of Metal,” “Mank,” “Minari” and “Nomadland.”In other categories, Pixar’s “Soul” continued to collect awards, winning best edited animated feature, while “Palm Springs” won best edited feature film comedy.
The Oscar-nominated documentary “My Octopus Teacher” won best edited documentary feature.Director Spike Lee was 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.
Editors and co-stars who had collaborated with Lee over the years including Barry Alexander Brown, Ace; Adam Gough, Ace; Nancy Novak, Ace, Jodie Foster, Riz Ahmed and Sam Pollard all celebrated Lee in a tribute video.Double Oscar nominee Leslie Odom Jr.
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