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ACE drama: Tie results in three winners

20 February 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A surprise turn of events swept the 57th annual American Cinema Editors' Eddie Awards. Not two but three films were deemed best edited because of a tie in the feature film drama category, which resulted in two winners instead of one.

Paramount Vantage's Babel and Warner Bros. Pictures' The Departed tied for the top drama honor, while Paramount Pictures' Dreamgirls, from DreamWorks, took home the prize for best edited feature film, comedy or musical.

The awards ceremony took place Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton.

It was only the second tie in the history of the awards, the other occurring in 1989, when Rain Man tied with Mississippi Burning.

As they accepted their award, Babel editors Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise, both first-time Eddie winners, thanked the filmmakers who helped bring Babel to fruition along with the film's cast. They singled out director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

"Thank you for sharing your heart with us so generously. You inspired us so much," Mirrione said.

Departed editor Thelma Schoonmaker added a fourth Eddie to her collection; she was awarded the same honor most recently in 2005 for The Aviator. Schoonmaker expressed gratitude to director Martin Scorsese for making the film so "uncompromising, so politically incorrect, and so moving."

Virginia Katz, who snagged her first Eddie for Dreamgirls, drew in a deep breath of disbelief before thanking director Bill Condon and ACE. »

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'Babel,' 'Departed' tie for ACE honors

19 February 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

"Babel" and "The Departed" were both named best edited feature film, drama, at the 57th Annual ACE Eddie Awards, held Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It was only the second tie in the history of the awards, presented by the American Cinema Editors.

The previous tie occurred in 1989 when "Rain Man" tied with "Mississippi Burning".

"Babel" was edited by Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise, while "The Departed" was edited by Thelma Schoonmaker.

The best edited feature film, comedy or musical, winner was Virginia Katz for "Dreamgirls".

"An Inconvenient Truth", edited by Jay Cassidy and Dan Sweitlik, took best edited documentary honors.

Television winners included Dean Holland and David Rogers for "The Office"; Kate Sanford for "The Wire"; Conrad Gonzalez, Keith Henderson and Stephen Michael for "Friday Night Lights"; Trevor Waite for "Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act, Part 1" and Geoffrey Rowland, Eric Sears, Bryan Horne, David Handman, and Mitchell Danton for "The Path to 9/11: Part 2."

The Student Editing Competition winner was Alex Lamb of Chapman University.

Director Quentin Tarantino received the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor presented to him by Daryl Hannah. »

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