Sunday, February 17, 2013

ACE, CAS both announce winners

Winners for the American Cinema Editors Awards went pretty much as expected. Oscar frontrunner William Goldenberg took home the award for Best Edited Dramatic Feature Film for Argo, while fellow Oscar nominees Jay Cassidy and Crispen Struthers won for Best Edited Comedy/Musical Feature Film for Silver Linings Playbook.
Malik Bendjelloul continued Searching for Sugar Man's dominance by winning the Documentary category, while Brave bested Oscar favourite Wreck-It Ralph in the Animated category. I'm starting to get some real vibes that Brave is the one that's gonna take Best Animated Feature next week. The marketing of Wreck-It Ralph may well have deterred many an Academy voter from even seeing it, whereas Pixar is a studio that usually garners respect from the industry. I may have to switch my prediction at the eleventh hour.

Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic
Argo, William Goldenberg

Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy/Musical
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers

Best Edited Feature Film - Animated
Brave, Nicholas C. Smith and Robert Grahamjones

Best Edited Documentary - Feature
Searching for Sugar Man, Malik Bendjelloul

Meanwhile, the Cinema Audio Society has legitimized Les Miserables as the frontrunner for the Best Sound Mixing Oscar by handing it their top honour last night. And as for the Animated category: more hardware for Brave (which I'll admit did deserved it for its terrific sound design).
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures - Live Action
Les Misérables: Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Robert Edwards, Pete Smith

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures - Animation
Brave: Bobby Johanson, Tom Johnson, Gary Rydstrom, Andrew Dudman, Frank Rinella

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