The American Cinema Editors have announced the nominations for the 2021 Eddie Awards!
The Eddie Awards are usually a pretty good precursor as far as the best picture race is concerned. If a film is going to be the best of the year, it’s typically going to be well-edited, Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Oscar notwithstanding. When these nominations were announced, there was brief flurry of activity on twitter as people said, “Where’s West Side Story?” West Side Story is not here, which is surprising. However, West Side Story did receive a DGA nom so its still looking pretty good as far as getting nominated is concerned.
For me, the biggest surprise was the nomination for Tick, Tick…Boom!. The guilds really seem to like this movie. As for the nomination that made me groan, Don’t Look Up was the worst edited film since …. well, Bohemian Rhapsody.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle – Belfast
Joe Walker – Dune
Pamela Martin – King Richard
Elliot Graham & Tom Cross – No Time To Die
Peter Sciberras – The Power of the Dog
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY)
Tatiana S. Riegel – Cruella
Hank Corwin – Don’t Look Up
Andrew Weisblum – The French Dispatch
Andy Jurgensen – Licorice Pizza
Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum – Tick, Tick…Boom!
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Jeremy Milton – Encanto
Catherine Apple & Jason Hudak – Luca
Greg Levitan – The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Fabienne Rawley & Shannon Stein – Raya And The Last Dragon
Gregory Perler – Sing 2
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
Janus Billeskov Jansen – Flee
Bob Eisenhardt – The Rescue
Joshua L. Pearson – Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Ting Poo & Leo Scott – Val
Affonso Gonçalves & Adam Kurnitz – The Velvet Underground