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Star Wars, Mad Max nab Eddie Awards nominations for best editing

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After the Critics’ Choice Awards added Star Wars: The Force Awakens to its Best Picture nominees list, the latest adventure to a galaxy far, far away has received another nomination — this time not from critics but from an industry body.

The American Cinema Editors society has nominated Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey for their work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic). They will compete against editors for Mad Max: Fury RoadThe Martian, The Revenant, and Sicario.

The Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) category includes Ant-ManThe Big ShortJoy, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Trainwreck, while Pixar is competing against itself in the Animated Feature category, with both The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out nominated against Anomalisa

Game of Thrones and Better Call Saul both received multiple nominations on the television side of the ACE Eddie Awards.

Last year, the ACE honored Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel with its Eddies; Whiplash went on to win Best Editing at the Academy Awards. 

The Eddy Award winners will be announced on Jan. 29. Check out the full list of nominees below.

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):


The Big Short


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


Best Edited Animated Feature Film:


Inside Out

The Good Dinosaur

Best Edited Documentary (Feature):


Cobain: Montage of Heck

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

He Named Me Malala

The Wrecking Crew

Best Edited Documentary (Television):

Keith Richards: Under the Influence

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst “Chapter 1”

The Seventies: The United State vs. Nixon

Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television:

Inside Amy Schumer: “12 Angry Men”

Silicon Valley: “Two Days of the Condor”

Veep: “Election Night”

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television:

Better Call Saul: “Five-O”

Better Call Saul: “Uno”

Fargo: “Did You Do This? No, You Did It!”

The Good Wife: “Restrain”

Mad Men: “Person to Person”

Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television:

Game of Thrones: “The Dance of Dragons”

Game of Thrones: “Hardhome”

Homeland: “The Tradition of Hospitality”

House of Cards: “Chapter 39”

The Knick: “Wonderful Surprises”

Best Edited Longform (Miniseries or Motion Picture) for Television:


Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors

Orange is the New Black: “Trust No Bitch” (90 minute episode)

Best Edited Non-Scripted Series:

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: “Bay Area”

Deadliest Catch: “Zero Hour”

Whale Wars: “The Darkest Hour”