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Oscars: Film Editing Nominee John Ottman On ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s’ Triumphant Journey, Making Queen Timeless & Bryan Singer’s Exit

It shouldn’t have been too surprising that John Ottman won this year’s ACE Eddie for Best Edited Feature Film Drama for Bohemian Rhapsody. Equally it shouldn’t be at all shocking that he is nominated for his first Academy Award in Film Editing for that film. If anyone would know the challenge of turning around a troubled ship, it is Ottman’s fellow film editors — and, in perhaps the year’s most extraordinary achievement in film editing, Ottman was integral to helping save… Read

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Editors Guild Urges Academy To Reconsider Award Presentations During Commercial Breaks

EXCLUSIVE: The Editors Guild has joined the tsunami of protests over the Film Academy's decision to hand out four Oscars – including the one for Best Editing – during commercial breaks in the February 24 telecast on ABC. The Academy's decision, which also relegates cinematographers, makeup artists and hairstylists and producers of live-action shorts to the back of the Oscar bus, is being widely viewed as a snub of below-the-line crafts – a charge the Academy vehemently… Read

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More Big Names – Cuarón, Clooney, McDormand Among Them – Sign Open Letter To Academy In Category Controversy

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UPDATED, 10:05 AM Thursday with more names added to open letter: The list of industry names who have signed on to an open letter to the Academy asking it to reverse its decision to change the way some categories are presented at the Oscars is growing. Roma‘s Alfonso Cuarón, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Kerry Washington are among the latest signatories on the letter, which now includes support from Oscar winners including Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Guillermo del Toro and… Read

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Editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis Discusses ‘The Favourite’s Storybook Structure & His Interpretation Of The Film’s Final Shot

Yorgos Lanthimos’ editor of almost two decades, Yorgos Mavropsaridis earned his first Oscar nomination for The Favourite, and is still working through the singular approach the director has devised for himself. In the case of Lanthimos’ first period piece—an 18th century black comedy set in Queen Anne’s court—the challenge was to “form the specific language” of the film, figuring out what made it unique, while “being true to the ‘rules'” now associated with Lanthimos… Read

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ACE Eddie Awards: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ & ‘The Favourite’ Take Top Film Prizes – Winners List

Two films about Brits of very different eras took the marquee trophies at the ACE Eddie Awards tonight as Bohemian Rhapsody and The Favourite took home the respective marquee prizes for Best Edited Feature Dramatic and Comedy. "I was expecting the worst, I was not prepared for this at all," Rhapsodyd editor John Ottman said from the stage. He called the film a "labor of love in trying circumstances but joked: "No one [was] miscast, thank God, so you don't have to polish… Read

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ACE Eddie Awards: Live Blog Of The American Cinema Editors’ 69th Annual Gala

The American Cinema Editors is honoring its own tonight with the 69th annual ACE Eddie Awards in Los Angeles, and Deadline is live blogging it all. We’ll post the winners in all 11 categories as they’re announced and pass along quotes from their speeches as well as describing the atmosphere. Tom Kenny, who has voiced SpongeBob SquarePants for the past 20 years, is hosting the shindig from the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton. Recognizing outstanding editing in… Read

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‘Vice’ Editor Hank Corwin On “Wild” Musical Number Cut From Pic, & His Attempt To “Relate To The Unrelatable”

From his early collaborations with Oliver Stone on Natural Born Killers and Nixon, to his work with Terrence Malick (The New World, The Tree of Life, Song to Song), to his Oscar-nominated outings with Adam McKay, editor Hank Corwin has never shied away from a challenge, finding one of his biggest, as he sought to tackle the enigmatic Dick Cheney with Vice. Up for eight Oscars, McKay's latest follows Cheney and his wife Lynne on a remarkable journey, charting his path from… Read

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Roma’, ‘Atlanta’ Among ACE Editing Award Nominees – Complete Eddies List

Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman, Roma and The Assassination of Gianni Versace are among the films and TV shows that can add another nomination to their 2019 tallies as the American Cinema Editors announced candidates today for the 69th Annual ACE Eddie Awards. ACE announced nominations to recognize outstanding editing in 11 categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed at ACE's annual awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday… Read

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Richard Marks Dies: Four-Time Editing Oscar Nominee Who Worked On ‘Apocalypse Now’ & ‘As Good As It Gets’ Was 75

Richard Marks, a film editor who scored four Oscar nominations during a prolific 50-year career and earned a Career Achievement Award from the American Cinema Editors, has died at 75. ACE executive director Jenni McCormack confirmed that Marks died December 31 but gave no other details. Marks earned his Best Film Editing Academy Award noms for Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now (1979) and a trio of pics by James L. Brooks: As Good As It Gets… Read

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‘Widows’ Editor Joe Walker Carefully Engineers Taut Heist Thriller — Production Value Video Series

“Editing is kind of a compulsion,” two-time Oscar nominee Joe Walker says. “I'm happy when I'm working.”  Certainly, looking at the work the editor has put in over the past 10 years, it’s easy to understand why that is. Of all the industry’s craftsmen and women, Walker has had one of the most admirable track records, comprised of collaborations with Michael Mann (Blackhat), Denis Villeneuve (SicarioArrivalBlade Runner 2049) and Steve McQueen. After cutting Hunger and S… Read

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‘The Old Man & The Gun’ Editor Lisa Zeno Churgin On The Career That Chose Her — Production Value Video Series

In an accomplished career, editor Lisa Zeno Churgin has cultivated a diverse filmography, putting her stamp on such enduring works as Reality Bites, Dead Man Walking, Gattaca and House of Sand and Fog. An Oscar nominee in 2000 for The Cider House Rules, Churgin has over the years forged relationships with such pedigreed directors as Lasse Hallström, Curtis Hanson and Adam Shankman, also working frequently with actor-directors, such as Tim Robbins, Diane Keaton and Ben… Read

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‘First Man’ Editor Tom Cross On The Sequence That Would Make Or Break The Film

Damien Chazelle’s go-to editor since the time when Whiplash was just a short, Oscar winner Tom Cross threw out the musical playbook for First Man, tapping into a documentary approach he honed early in his career and had long since left behind. Crafting a brutally immersive, subjective experience, which would document Neil Armstrong’s efforts to get to the moon—and the many intense experiences he went through to set foot on that soil—Chazelle employed a range of filmic… Read