La La Land and Arrival were the big winners tonight at the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards, taking the respective marquee prizes for Best Edited Feature Comedy and Dramatic. The win for La La Land continues its momentum as it sails into Oscar Night with a record-tying 14 nominations. On the TV side, the top wins went to the Emmy-laden HBO series Game of Thrones and Veep, with NBC’s breakout drama This Is Us continuing its terrific rookie season with an Eddie for Best Edited One-Hour Series – Commercial. Check out the complete list of winners and Deadline’s live blog below.

I’m thrilled skinny,” Arrival editor Joe Walker said in accepting his award. “How amazing that a film about unity and tolerance with a strong female lead should do so well.”

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Lionsgate

The American Cinema Editors’ honors are considered a harbinger of the Best Editing prize at the Academy Awards; 10 of the past 13 Eddie winners for best edited dramatic film have gone on to score the Oscar, including Mad Max: Fury Road last year. Of course, this year’s film to beat next month is the musical La La Land, which was in the comedy field, so it soon could be 10 of the past 14.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios

Elsewhere, O.J.: Made in America continued its awards-season momentum with a Best Edited Documentary Feature win at the Beverly Hilton tonight, and Zootopia won for Animated Feature against fellow Oscar nominees Moana and Kubo and the Two Strings. The gastro-travelogue Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown continued its Eddie dominance, winning Best Edited Non-Scripted Series for a fourth year in a row.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom hosted the trophy show, which awarded hardware in 10 film and TV categories. J.J. Abrams was presented with the Golden Eddie Award for Filmmaker of the Year. “As editors, you’re f*cked,” he said from the stage. “There’s no magical next step. You are not allowed to have dreams of later. The buck stops with you. It took me years to really appreciate the art of editorial.”

Career Achievement Awards went to Janet Ashikaga, a four-time Emmy winner whose credits include 100-plus episodes of Seinfeld along with The West Wing, Frasier, Sports Night and Medium, and Martin Scorsese’s go-to editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who won Oscars for The Departed, The Aviator and Raging Bull and earned four other noms stretching back to Woodstock.

“We’ve worked together for 37 years,” Scorsese said in presenting Schoonmaker’s award. “I love the editing the most of the filmmaking process, and a lot of it has to do with spending time with Thelma. Each film becomes a lifetime and a great adventure, so we spent many lifetimes together. I must say, ultimately, it’s about trust — trust in her and her fierceness to fight for the truth of the film.”

Here is the complete list of winners at the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Arrival
Joe Walker, ACE

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY)
La La Land
Tom Cross, ACE

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Zootopia
Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES – NON-COMMERCIAL
Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards”
Tim Porter, ACE

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES – COMMERCIAL

This is Us: “Pilot”
David L. Bertman, ACE

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES
Veep: “Morning After”
Steven Rasch, ACE

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE (NON-THEATRICAL)
All the Way
Carol Littleton, ACE

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Senegal
Mustafa Bhagat

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
O.J.: Made in America
Bret Granato, Maya Mumma & Ben Sozanski

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION)
Everything is Copy
Bob Eisenhart, ACE

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:00 pm

Packed room here at the Beverly Hilton. Among the guests I’ve seen tonight on the carpet are Arrival helmer Denis Villeneuve and Laika CEO Travis Knight, behind this year’s Oscar-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings

Erik Pedersen January 27, 20179:00 pm

Welcome to Deadline’s live blog and live-updating winners list for the American Cinema Editors’ 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards.

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Deadline’s Matt Grobar is at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom and will be passing along color and news from the source.

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Tonight’s Golden Eddie Awards recipient is J.J. Abrams, whose credits include — well, if you’re following a live blog on Deadline, you already know.

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Trophies will be handed out in 10 film and TV categories tonight.

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They’re running a little late at the Beverly Hilton, but what do you expect for an awards show being held on a Friday night in La La Land?

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And the show begins

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Up on monitors each side of stage, a presentation of ACE Eddie winners of years past

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Now running through each category’s accomplished nominees

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For those who missed it, I apparently deleted the following by accident, doy:

Tonight’s Career Achievement Awards will go to Janet Ashikaga, a four-time Emmy winner whose credits include 100-plus episodes of Seinfeld along with The West Wing, Frasier, Sports Night and Medium, and Martin Scorsese’s go-to editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who won Oscars for The Departed, The Aviator and Raging Rull and earned four other noms stretching back to Woodstock.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 20179:19 pm

Tonight kicks off a busy weekend of guild awards, with the PGAs being handed out tomorrow and and SAG Awards on Sunday. Sundance also announces its award winners tomorrow.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 20179:25 pm

The first award of the night will be for Best Edited Documentary Feature, for which the nominees are the cutters behind 13th, Amanda Know, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, O.J.: Made in America and Weiner.

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matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:29 pm

Ok seriously, the show is starting

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Stephen Rivkin, President of ACE, on stage

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“In 1951, ACE had its first roundtable event, which was hosted by none other than Ronald Reagan. He was bound for bigger and better things, which shows you never know what hosting an ACE event can do for your career.”

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:34 pm

“I am extremely proud that two of those in the internship program are nominees here tonight – Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders, for editing the feature film Moonlight. Which goes to show you what participating in the ACE internships can do for your career”

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:35 pm

Rivkin is presenting The Heritage Awards : beginning with William Gordean, ACE

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 ” That’s a long walk for an old geezer…I want to thank the Board for its continued support of the internship program and its ongoing support of future film editors.” – William Gordean

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:40 pm

Standing ovation for fellow Heritage Award recipients Lori Jane Coleman and Diana Friedberg

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No sign of host Rachel Bloom of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend just yet

Erik Pedersen January 27, 20179:44 pm

They really are going to give out awards tonight — we promise.

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“Thank you all. I’ve had fifty years of following my bliss, which is editing movies, and thanks again.” — Diana Friedberg

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:49 pm

Here comes Rachel

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“It is an honor to be hosting this events. I love hosting events when the host comes on 45 minutes into the event. Because the pressure’s off. I’m a non-editor doing a stand-up set in the middle of a show honoring editors.”

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:50 pm

“I’d like to greet you ladies and gentleman and fellow corrupt members of the media…”

Erik Pedersen January 27, 20179:50 pm

No surprise Rachel Bloom is going on 45 minutes after the show started — I mean, she had to commute from West Covina.

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:51 pm

“Tonight is about art, not marinating in our collective existential panic…because we can do that for the next four goddamn fucking years.”

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:51 pm

“One more topical thing and then I’ll shut the fuck up. Who went to the women’s march? [Huge applause]  That’s right. 750,000 of us did in Los Angeles. I went to the Womens march. It was only recently that I developed convictions.”

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:52 pm

“There’s a couple things I learned about activism—there’s nothing sadder than when a chant dies. It would slowly die, just like our democracy itself right now. I’ll have you clap for that. Thank you for letting me preach to you, choir.”

Erik Pedersen January 27, 20179:54 pm

Who woulda thought the host would do political jokes? What is this — a Hollywood awards show?

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:54 pm

[Crazy Ex] “We are the lowest rated show on network television, so as you can see they pulled out all the stops for this show”

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“I’m very happy to be here because legitimately editors are some of my favorite people. The hardest thing to find is a good editor, especially a good comedy editor but a good editor in general. I respect what you guys do so much.”

matthewgrobar January 27, 20179:59 pm

“It’s been a long show already, but our first presenter…” Rachel Bloom intros Denis Villeneuve . “It’s true. Foreigners are taking our jobs.”

Erik Pedersen January 27, 20179:59 pm

Hey Rachel, can we move on to the awards, please?

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:00 pm

 Denis Villeneuve intro’ing winners of ACE Student Editors competition, struggling with his notes

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That would be Tommy Wakefield from the University of North Carolina.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:02 pm

East Coast bias strikes again…

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:03 pm

This is Us star Chrissy Metz and editor Brandi Bradburn ACE presenting award for Best Edited Doc for TV or Film

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Bit not going over too well in the room.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:04 pm

The editors were restless that day, my friends…

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“The first person I have to acknowledge is Nora Ephron for being such a fascinating person.” – Bob Eisenhart, accepting for Everything is Copy

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:05 pm

And our first winner of the night is … Bob
Eisenhart,
 for Everything is Copy. Best edited documentary (television)

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Winner:

BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY
(FEATURE)

O.J.: Made in America
Bret Granato, Maya Mumma & Ben Sozanski

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“This was an incredibly complex project to work on. I want to thank the folks at ESPN for giving us the incredible creative space to tell the story it needed to be.”— Maya Mumma, O.J.: Made in America

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:10 pm

Next up: Best Edited Non-scripted Series, for which Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown scored two of the three nominations.

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If you live in Los Angeles and haven’t seen O.J: Made in America — do yourself a favor and set aside 7 1/2 hours. It’s worth every minute.

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:11 pm

The band is drowning out the disembodied announcer

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Winner:

BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES

Anthony
Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Senegal
Mustafa Bhagat

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:13 pm
Mustafa Bhagat unfortunately wasn’t at the ceremony to accept his award
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By the way, the previous four winners of the ACE Eddie Award for Documentary Feature went on to win the Oscar. Gotta believe O.J. already was the favorite.

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Thomas Schlamme, presenting Career Achievement Award to Janet Ashikaga, Rachel Bloom calls Schlamme’s West Wing a “great portrait of America”

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“From my point of view, the woman deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, but the American Cinema Editors have decided instead to give her the Career Achievement Award, and I couldn’t agree more.” – Thomas Schlamme 

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:15 pm

From Aaron Sorkin “Janet made every episode she worked on better. What more could you ask?”

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From Larry David: “Who is that?”

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:17 pm

That’s also the fourth consecutive Eddie for Anthony Bourdain’s gastro-travelogue.

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“The incredible thing about working with her was we never talked about the mechanics of editing. It was always story, story, story.”

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:23 pm

Next category is for miniseries or TV movie. The past four Eddie winners in this category also won the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.

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“My third genius is my husband, and after that I stopped counting. This is so incredible. I was born in a wonderfully dysfunctional family in Astoria, New York. My parents gave me all the tools to be on the fast track to failure. But they did do one thing right. They bought a television”—Janet Ashikaga

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:26 pm

“For many of us, television became a best friend and we welcomed you into our homes on a daily basis.”

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:27 pm

Despite editing 111 Seinfeld episodes, Janet Ashikaga’s career is hardly about nothing.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:31 pm

By the way, the Eddies/Emmy streak for miniseries or TV movie is about to end, because Sherlock won the Emmy in September and is not nominated tonight.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:32 pm

Winner:

BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR
MOTION PICTURE (NON-THEATRICAL)

All
the Way
Carol Littleton, ACE

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:32 pm

“This is a surprise. What an extraordinary statue. I want to thank all the people at HBO for having the courage of their convictions in so much of their programming.” —Carol Littleton, ACE

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:33 pm

“I think we need more politicians like LBJ today.”

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“When you say Martin, you say, holy crap, there’s no way she’s talking about one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Martin Scorsese…” – the crowd gets in on the chant.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:34 pm

Thelma Schoonmaker getting her Career Award now.

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:36 pm

Martin Scorsese recounting long, long history with Schoonmaker

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“We’ve worked together for 37 years. Since then, she’s won 3 Oscars and a lot of nominations. I love the editing the most of the filmmaking process, and a lot of it has to do with spending time with Thelma. Each film becomes a lifetime and a great adventure, so we spent many lifetimes together. I must say, ultimately, it’s about trust—trust in her and her fierceness to fight for the truth of the film.”

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:39 pm

While Matt chronicles Schoonmaker’s career nod, I’m going to peek at the list of Top 100 NHL players of all time that was announced tonight in Los Angeles..

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:41 pm

The next category is for half-hour TV series. There’s a 66.7% chance it will agree with the Outstandng Comedy Series Emmy as Veep holds two of the three Eddie nominations.

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:45 pm

Big standing O for Thelma Schoonmaker

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:47 pm

Let’s see if the editors can squeeze six more awards and the J.J. Abrams honor into the next 13 minutes to wrap by 11.

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“It means so much to me to get this from you, my fellow editors. But this award belongs as much to Marty as it does to me. Marty’s favorite part of filmmaking is editing, and he thinks like an editor when he conceives of a film, and particularly when he shoots it. I knew nothing about editing when I met him, and I’m still learning from him everyday.” — Thelma Schoonmaker

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:51 pm

Thunderous applause for a teary-eyed editor

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:53 pm

Winner:

BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES

Veep:
“Morning After”
Steven Rasch, ACE

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:54 pm

“I’ve always wanted to follow Martin Scorsese. Veep is about a woman who becomes president of the united states…It’s fiction.”  — Steven Rasch, ACE

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:55 pm

“I know many of you are following POTUS on twitter and I wanted to let you know he’s following the ACE Awards tonight. ‘Sorry ACE, just don’t buy a show about a woman President.'”

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:57 pm

The energy in the room was with Mr. Robot, but alas…

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:58 pm

Winner:

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES –
COMMERCIAL

This
is Us: “Pilot”
David L. Bertman, ACE

matthewgrobar January 27, 201710:58 pm

“Take what Meryl said, and ditto.”—David L. Bertman, ACE

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201710:58 pm

NBC’s breakout drama is having itself quite a rookie year.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201711:00 pm

Winner:

BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES –
NON-COMMERCIAL

Game
of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards”
Tim Porter, ACE

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:00 pm

Tim is in the UK right now, working on the next season of Game of Thrones. Can’t wait.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201711:01 pm

Apologies for the earlier lame Game of Thrones joke — I was looking at the wrong category. Yeah, it’s getting late…

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:01 pm

Rachel Bloom is handing out cheese from backstage

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Ellen has nothing on her

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201711:02 pm

YOU get cheese! And YOU get cheese! …

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:02 pm

” (in a white robe) Black tie, yeah I get it man.”— Jeff Garlin, presenting Golden Eddie Award to JJ Abrams

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:03 pm

“Who passed? Chris Pine can’t do it? Harrison Ford? Who couldn’t do it that you knocked at my hotel room? I’m watching Fuller House on Netflix. It’s so relaxing.”

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:03 pm

He’s currently filming more Curb Your Enthusiasm

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:04 pm

“I love JJ Abrams. He’s one of the finest gentlemen you could ever meet. JJ has, in fact, invited me into his editing…room. Booth area? Festival? He has invited me for every one of his films, so I’ve been there with Maryann and Mary Jo. He works with two women. That’s cool, but they’re great editors. They know what they’re doing and he listens.”

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201711:10 pm

Once the Abrams tribute wraps, we’re down to the Big 3 in film: animated, comedy and dramatic feature.

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:12 pm

“When asked if I would accept this award, I was flattered beyond belief but I said no. I was embarrassed.”— JJ Abrams

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:12 pm

“As editors, you’re fucked. There’s no magical next step. You are not allowed to have dreams of later. The buck stops with you. It took me years to really appreciate the art of editorial.”

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:13 pm

A shoutout to TV producer father Gerry Abrams

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:14 pm

Abrams relays story about his father offering notes on the film of John Carpenter, one of his heroes

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:15 pm

“I was in high school, giving notes to John Carpenter. What an asshole.”

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:18 pm

Three more awards, folks. Bigly. 

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:20 pm

Another day, another win for Zootopia. You can’t stop this train.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201711:21 pm

Winner:

BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE
FILM

Zootopia
Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:23 pm

Here comes comedy

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:23 pm

Will Deadpool sweep up another accolade?

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201711:23 pm

Glad they didn’t over-edit that sloth scene at the DMV. Funny stuff.

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201711:24 pm

Winner:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM
(COMEDY)

La La Land
Tom Cross, ACE

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:26 pm

“Damien [Chazelle] always wanted to make a love letter to the city of Los Angeles. He also wanted to make a love letter to editing. My continued collaboration with him is a dream come true.” — Tom Cross

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:27 pm

“My mom passed away during the shooting of this picture, but I know she would be delighted by the film and comforted knowing I’m doing what I love to do.”

matthewgrobar January 27, 201711:27 pm

We’re down to the final category, folks

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201711:29 pm

Winner:

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM
(DRAMATIC)

Arrival
Joe Walker, ACE

Erik Pedersen January 27, 201711:34 pm

That’s it for tonight’s live blog. Remember to join us tomorrow for the PGA Awards and Sunday for the SAGs. Good night.