Monday, January 4, 2016

Oscars 2016: Eddie Awards Nominations

Hello, Bloggers, the American Cinema Editors Awards, aka the Eddies, have announced their nominees today. Because getting recognized by the Editing branch is key and helps your chances at winning or get nominated for Best Picture, let's take a look at who's in a solid position:

Best Edited Feature Film- Dramatic:

Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road 
Pietro Scalia, The Martian 
Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant 
Joe Walker, Sicario
Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

The biggest shocker is the exclusion of Spotlight and Bridge of Spies. Spotlight is primed as the Best Picture frontrunner, but without an Editing nomination here and hardly an individual nod at the Screen Actors Guild, I'm sensing a possible disconnect between the industry and critics. Bridge of Spies is also a bit of a shock because I figured that since that movie is such Oscar catnip, the guilds would embrace it more.

Best Edited Feature Film- Comedic:

Dan Lebantel and Colby Parker, Jr., Ant-Man 
Hank Corwin, The Big Short 
Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Tom Cross, and Christopher Tellefsen, Joy
David Trachtenberg, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 
William Kerr and Paul Zucker, Trainwreck 

Best Edited Animated Film:
Garret Elkins, Anomalisa 
Stephen Schaffer, The Good Dinosaur 
Kevin Nolting, Inside Out 

Best Edited Documentary Feature- Dramatic:
Chris King, Amy
Joe Beshankovsky and Brett Morgen, Cobain: Montage of Heck
Andy Grieve, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 
Craig Finton, Brad Fuller, and Brian Johnson, He Named Me Malala 
Clair Scanlon, The Wrecking Crew