Chicago 7 and Palm Springs win top ACE Eddie Awards


Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg in Max Barbakow's Palm Springs
Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg in Palm Springs

Interesting developments for awards watchers in today's ACE Eddie Awards. While some had declared Sound of Metal the Oscar favourite for Best Film Editing after its BAFTA win last week, it was beaten here by The Trial of the Chicago 7. And Oscar nominee Promising Young Woman was beaten too, this time by Palm Springs - only the second time in the American Cinema Editors' 60+ years as an awards body that an Oscar nominee has been beaten by a non-Oscar nominee. And both Animated and Documentary categories went to the Oscar frontrunners - the former understandably, the latter still bafflingly. You can check out the 2020/21 ACE Eddie nominations here.


Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)

Alan Baumgarten (The Trial of the Chicago 7)


Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)

Andrew Dickler and Matthew Friedman (Palm Springs)


Best Edited Animated Feature Film

Kevin Nolting (Soul)


Best Edited Documentary (Feature)

Pippa Ehrlich and Dan Schwalm (My Octopus Teacher)