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Editors Talk "Force Awakens" Cut Scenes

11 February 2016 12:02 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

While we won't be getting an extended director's cut of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when it hits Blu-ray and DVD, we are getting the chance to see some of the deleted scenes that director J.J. Abrams left on the cutting room floor.

This week, editors Mary Jo Markey & Maryann Brando have spoken with THR briefly this week about two characters who got more screen time than what they ended up with in the final cut - Chewbacca and Captain Phasma.

The latter, played by Gwendoline Christie, didn't get much to do and was last seen being marched towards the garbage chute. Turns out that scene ran longer and we saw her getting chucked: "There was actually a fun thing with Captain Phasma ordering all of the ships into the air, but they didn't realize that Han and Finn had just thrown her down a garbage chute."

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Chewbacca and Captain Phasma Deleted Scenes Revealed in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

11 February 2016 10:12 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits Blu-ray and DVD this spring, we've already been assured by director J.J. Abrams that we're not getting an extended director's cut. But we will get to finally see some of the deleted scenes from the blockbuster sequel. While we've been told about a few of these moments before, editors Mary Jo Markey & Maryann Brando have now offered even more insight into what we might see when Star Wars 7 hits home in April.

Many believed that Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma would be the breakout character, and become a fan favorite on par with Boba Fett. But once the movie debuted this past December, it was obvious her screen time had been scaled way back. While the First Order Stormtrooper leader will have a much more substantial role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, we'll probably get to see more of her in just a few short months. »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Almost Featured More From These Two Characters

10 February 2016 6:33 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As is the case with most movies, there were things in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that didn.t make the final cut. You can.t keep everything or every movie would four hours long, and in the editing process a number of scenes and moments had to be excised. The Oscar-nominated editors of The Force Awakens, Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon, recently revealed that there was originally more from Captain Phasma and Unkar Plutt. When The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon at the recent Nominees Night, the reporter asked about things that were left out of the final cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Markey started it off revealing that there was supposed to be more of Captain Phasma. She said: There was actually a fun thing with Captain Phasma ordering all of the ships into the air, but they didn »

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The Academy Celebrates The 88th Oscar Contenders At Annual Luncheon

8 February 2016 6:31 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

More than 150 Oscar nominees came together at noon on Monday at the Beverly Hilton as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.

From Left to Right:

Seated: Adam Benzine, Paul Massey, Michael Standish, Chris Jenkins, Randy Thom, Jason Smith, Josh Cooley, Maryann Brandon, Richard Williams, Patrick Vollrath, Ed Lachman, Mary Parent, David Acord, Anders Langland, Henry Hughes, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Tom Yellin

First Row: Rosa Tran, Jacqueline West, Ed Guiney, Evgeny Afineevsky, Matthew Shumway, Amy Hobby, Jonas Rivera, Gregg Rudloff, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Love Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Courtney Marsh, Nomi Talisman, Mark Ruffalo, Diane Warren, Paco Delgado, Bryan Cranston, Jistin Wilkes, Blye Pagon Faust, Roger Guyett, Basil Khalil, Drew Kunin, Sian Grigg, Andrea Berloff,

Second Row:Adam Stockhausen, Tom McArdle, Keith Redmon, Damian Martin, Ale Abreu, Matthew Heineman, Matt Damon, Bernhard Henrich, Cameron Waldbauer, Alan Robert Murray, »

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Oscars Still Have Long Way to Go On Gender Equality

8 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ever since Oscar nominations were announced Jan. 14, there has been a lot of talk about diversity — but most of it has centered on racial disparity. However, there is one group that’s not a minority, but still under-represented in the film world: women, who are half the population, but represent a small fraction of workers in the film industry. The latter fact is reflected in this year’s Oscar nominations, where women were not invisible, but their presence is still insufficient.

Here’s the good news. In costume design, four of the five nominees are women. Women represented exactly 50% of the nominees in makeup/hairstyling (four of eight individuals cited) and editing (three of the six).

From there, things get a little rockier.

Among production designers, it’s four women out of 11 nominees. In adapted screenplay, women represent two of the six nominated individuals; in original screenplay, it’s two »

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Diversity Scandal Overlooks Historic Year for Women at Oscars

4 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

When it comes to this year’s Academy Awards, no word is more buzzworthy than “diversity”. For the second year in a row the Oscars have nominated only white actors in their four main acting categories, sparking backlash and, as a result, inciting the Academy to announce new changes to tackle its “diversity problem”.

Amidst another year of #OscarsSoWhite trending on Twitter, however, the fact that 2015 has been an exceptionally strong year for women has been largely overlooked. Three of this year’s best picture nominees (BrooklynRoomMad Max: Fury Road) are female-centric and feature strong female protagonists in the center of the action. In fact, even outside of those films and their performances, a number of women are nominated for best picture as producers, as well. Kristie Macosko Krieger is nominated for Bridge of Spies, Blye Pagon Faust is nominated for Spotlight, Dede Gardner »

- Patrick Shanley

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Almost in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' Yoda Was

3 February 2016 5:45 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" brought together new and old characters, including original trilogy favorites Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3Po, and R2-D2. But the editors of the film recently revealed that another familiar face nearly made it on screen.

In an interview with Et at the Ace Eddie Awards, Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey let slip that Yoda almost made a cameo in "The Force Awakens." Frank Oz, the voice of Yoda, can be heard in the movie during Rey's (Daisy Ridley) vision, but the little green Jedi master is not seen.

"There was one point where we were actually thinking of having Yoda in the film, and then we decided not to," Brandon admitted. "Frank Oz came in for a day and did a whole bunch of Yoda and he was over the moon to do it -- and we were tickled pink!"

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Another Classic Character Almost Starred in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

2 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The one thing that's most evident when it comes to the first two Star Wars movies Disney is putting out (The Force Awakens and Rogue One), it's that they have every intention of mixing familiar characters with new ones. The Force Awakens alone saw Luke, Leia and Han return, and in one scene we even briefly heard the voices of both young and old Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as Yoda. However, that last character almost had a much bigger role in the film, according to Force Awakens editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey. They told Et... "There was one point where we were actually thinking of having Yoda in the film, and then we decided not to. Frank Oz came in for a day and did a whole bunch of Yoda and he was over the moon to do it -- and we were tickled...

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Almost Had a Yoda Cameo

2 February 2016 4:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens went through quite a few rewrites and changes over the course of three years. And we've heard a lot about certain classic characters that almost made the cut. Jedi master Yoda may have gotten closest of all, but alas, most of his scenes were cut from the movie, except for a few quick snippets of dialogue. Yoda would have reappeared as a Force Ghost, just as he did at the end of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. But that idea was nixed early on in the process.

The Force Awakens editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey revealed to Et that the diminutive green warrior was being considered for the sequel. They even went so far as to have original Yoda puppeteer Frank Oz come in and participate. They don't reveal exactly what Frank Oz was doing on set. But they do say this. »

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Hold the Phone - Yoda Was Almost in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

1 February 2016 1:11 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Rarely is there a film, Star Wars or otherwise, that would not benefit from the appearance of the tiny green character we've come to know as Yoda. As it turns out, he was almost in the latest installment, The Force Awakens! The film's editors, Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, revealed the tidbit to E!'s reporter at an event on Friday. "There was one point where we were actually thinking of having Yoda in the film, and then we decided not to," Brandon said. "Frank Oz came in for a day and did a whole bunch of Yoda and he was over the moon to do it, and we were tickled pink!" Um, excuse me? Perhaps he can appear in Episode VIII as more than a disembodied voice. »

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"Mad Max," "The Big Short" Win Big at Ace Eddie Awards for Editing!

30 January 2016 4:38 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" and Adam McKay's "The Big Short" were the big winners at the recently concluded Ace Eddie Awards. "Mad Max" took home Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) while "The Big Short" won Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy). What? Not "The Martian?" Ha!

.Inside Out. (edited by Kevin Nolting, Ace) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and .Amy. (edited by Chris King) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Here's the complete list winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 66th Ace Eddie Awards:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):

Mad Max: Fury Road -- Margaret Sixel -- Winner

The Martian -- Pietro Scalia (Ace)

The Revenant -- Stephen Mirrione (Ace)

Sicario -- Joe Walker (Ace)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- Maryann Brandon (Ace) and Mary Jo Markey (Ace)

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):

Ant-Man -- Dan Lebental (Ace) and Colby Parker, Jr. (Ace)

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'Mad Max, 'Big Short' Win Ace Eddies For Film Editing

29 January 2016 9:03 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Margaret Sixel, editor of George Miller's post-apocalyptic Mad Max: Fury Road; and Hank Corwin, editor of Adam McKay's economics dark comedy The Big Short, won the awards for best edited dramatic feature and best edited comedy feature, respectively, at American Cinema Editors' 66th annual Eddie Awards, Friday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Both first-time Eddie winners, Sixel and Corwin are also Oscar nominees for film editing and both films are best picture contenders. For the Academy Award in film editing, Sixel and Corwin are nominated alongside The Revenant editor Stephen Mirrione and Star Wars: The Force Awakens editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey (both films

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A Guide to This Year's Ace Eddie Awards

25 January 2016 10:36 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

American Cinema Editors' 66th annual Ace Eddie Awards will be presented Friday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Here's some things to know about this year's ceremony. The top categories are best edited dramatic feature and best edited comedy. For best edited dramatic feature, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, edited by Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, is nominated alongside Mad Max: Fury Road, edited by Margaret Sixel; The Martian, Pietro Scalia; The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione; and Sicario, Joe Walker. In the category for best edited film, comedy, the nominees are Ant-Man, Dan Lebental and Colby Parker, Jr.; The

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‘Star Wars’ Misses the Cut for Oscar Best Picture

14 January 2016 7:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars: the Force Awakens” may be journeying to brand new galaxies at the box office, but it had a more Earthbound showing at the 2016 Oscar nominations Thursday. The seventh “Star Wars” movie was snubbed in the Best Picture category and director J.J. Abrams was also ignored, and though it brought in five nominations, none were in the major categories.

That level of recognition would be a big win for many films, but not for one that has dominated the media and the box office for the past month. “The Force Awakens” became the biggest U.S. box office release of all time. Worldwide, it has grossed an otherworldly $1.76 billion, less than one month after its release by Disney.

Avatar,” the highest-grossing film of all-time, scored 9 nominations in comparison, including best picture and directing nods for James Cameron’s 3D marvel.

Star Wars” was nominated in the following categories:

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'The Revenant' leads Oscar race with 12 nominations

14 January 2016 6:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mad Max: Fury Road close behind with 10; The Martian rockets to seven.Oscars 2016Full list of nominations

Scott, Spielberg, Sorkin shut out

Nominees’ reactionsBest Picture nominees at a glance

Comment: Oscar nominations reward ambition

Galleries: Best Picture; Actors

The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards have been announced in Los Angeles and Fox/New Regency’s survival epic The Revenant has clawed its way to the top with 12 nods.

Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s action reboot Mad Max: Fury Road followed close behind with 10 nominations while in a great day for Fox the studio’s adventure The Martian notched up seven.

Open Road’s Spotlight, Carol from The Weinstein Company and DreamWorks’ Bridge Of Spies (Buena Vista distributed in North America and Fox the rest of the world) earned six apiece, while Paramount/Regency EnterprisesThe Big Short and Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens collected five each.

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"Star Wars," "Ant-Man" Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees! See Full List!

5 January 2016 8:08 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The American Cinema Editors has announced the nominees of their 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards and J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is one of the contenders in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category while Peyton Reed's "Ant-Man" is a nominee in the Comedy category.

Writer/director Nancy Meyers ("The Intern," "It's Complicated," "Something's Gotta Give") will receive the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmakers of the Year Award. Winners will be announced during a January 29 gala at the Beverly Hilton.

Here's the complete list of the nominees of the 66th Ace Eddie Awards:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):

Mad Max: Fury Road -- Margaret Sixel

The Martian -- Pietro Scalia (Ace)

The Revenant -- Stephen Mirrione (Ace)

Sicario -- Joe Walker (Ace)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- Maryann Brandon (Ace) and Mary Jo Markey (Ace)

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):

Ant-Man -- Dan Lebental (Ace) and Colby Parker, »

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Precursors: Ace Eddie and National Society of Film Critics announce, PGA and WGA next

4 January 2016 11:19 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Get ready for the busiest and most important part of the awards season folks. Yes, with so many precursors beginning to announce again this week, including the Guilds, I’m going to have to fold more than one announcement into a single piece each day. It’s not exactly a problem as much as it is an embarrassment of riches, but still…it bears mentioning. Things are coming in hot and heavy as the Academy makes their final decisions, so pay attention to what happens in the coming days, especially before the Oscar voting deadline hits. We could see certain things get a last minute push at just the right time. We shall see if it leads to anything interesting, but snubs this week are far from ideal, though in specific cases aren’t a huge deal. Anyway, time to get down to business… What you’ll see below is »

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Film Editors Love Their Action: Star Wars, Mad Max, and Sicario Get Ace Eddie Nominations

4 January 2016 7:57 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Ace Eddie Awards (the American Cinema Editors) went for big action films over quiet dramas with their list of the best of 2015. Their nominees for dramatic film included Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, meaning this is a potential stumble for presumed Oscar front-runner Spotlight. On the television side, Amy Schumer's Inside Amy Schumer grabbed a nomination for her "12 Angry Men" episode, and the one-hour categories are filled with all your prestige-tv faves: Better Call Saul and Game of Thrones got two nominations each, and Fargo, Mad Men, The Knick, and others round out the list. Here's the full list:Best Edited Feature Film – DramaticMad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel)The Martian (Pietro Scalia, Ace)The Revenant (Stephen Mirrione, Ace)Sicario (Joe Walker, Ace)Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Maryann Brandon, Ace & Mary Jo Markey, Ace) Best Edited Feature Film – ComedicAnt-Man (Dan Lebental, »

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The Martian, Mad Max And Star Wars Among Nominees For 66th Ace Eddie Awards

4 January 2016 7:22 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

American Cinema Editors (Ace) today announced nominations for the 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during Ace’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Friday, January 29, 2016 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be presided over by Ace President, Alan Heim.

As previously announced, writer/director Nancy Meyers will receive the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award.  Two Career Achievement honorees will be announced later this week.

Nominees For 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Mad Max: Fury Road

Margaret SixelThe Martian

Pietro Scalia, ACEThe Revenant

Stephen Mirrione, Ace

Sicario

Joe Walker, Ace

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Maryann Brandon, Ace & Mary Jo Markey, Ace

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):

Ant-Man

Dan Lebental, Ace & Colby Parker, Jr., ACEThe Big Short

Hank Corwin, ACEJoy

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Nominees for 66th Annual Ace Eddie Awards

4 January 2016 6:05 AM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Mad Max: Fury Road Margaret Sixel The Martian Pietro Scalia, Ace The Revenant Stephen Mirrione, Ace Sicario Joe Walker, Ace Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maryann Brandon, »

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