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

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)

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

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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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees
The American Cinema Editors nominated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for best film editing of a dramatic feature Monday. It is the first industry awards group to recognize J.J. Abrams’ record-breaking sequel.

Prior to the film’s world premiere in mid-December, Disney opted out of screening it for groups with early voting deadlines, like the Screen Actors Guild. Ace balloting ran from Dec. 4 through Dec. 29, wrapping up just as the Lucasfilm blockbuster crossed the $600 million mark at the domestic box office in record time.

Raking in another $88 million over the weekend, “The Force Awakens” is on course to eclipse “Avatar’s” all-time mark by the end of Tuesday.

Also nominated in the dramatic category was “The Martian,” contradictory to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s controversial comedy classification earlier this season.

The two films were joined by “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant” and “Sicario.”

In the comedy field, Marvel
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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Among Ace Eddie Awards Nominees
The American Cinema Editors nominated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for best film editing of a dramatic feature Monday. It is the first industry awards group to recognize J.J. Abrams’ record-breaking sequel.

Prior to the film’s world premiere in mid-December, Disney opted out of screening it for groups with early voting deadlines, like the Screen Actors Guild. Ace balloting ran from Dec. 4 through Dec. 29, wrapping up just as the Lucasfilm blockbuster crossed the $600 million mark at the domestic box office in record time.

Raking in another $88 million over the weekend, “The Force Awakens” is on course to eclipse “Avatar’s” all-time mark by the end of Tuesday.

Also nominated in the dramatic category was “The Martian,” contradictory to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s controversial comedy classification earlier this season.

The two films were joined by “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant” and “Sicario.”

In the comedy field, Marvel
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Aspen Film Screenings Include ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Carol’

Aspen Film Screenings Include ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Carol’
Aspen Film has set the lineup for its 24th Academy Screenings at the Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School, opening with “Spotlight” on Dec. 22 and closing with “Carol” on Jan. 2.

“From star-studded features directed by master filmmakers to the best independent documentaries and foreign films of the year, this big-screen celebration spotlights the highest caliber and most talked about films vying for Oscar,” said Aspen Film Artistic Director Maggie Mackay.

Other notable titles include “Amy,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Concussion,” “The Danish Girl,” “Room,” “Sicario” and “Where to Invade Next.”

Voting members of AMPAS, BAFTA and the associated guilds can receive a complimentary pass to the screenings.

24th Aspen Film Academy Screenings Program:

Tuesday, December 22

Spotlight, 7:30pm (128 min., USA)

Based on the investigation that lead to the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning expose on the Catholic Church abuse scandal, veteran filmmaker Tom McCarthy’s latest, and arguably his best,
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Pixar dominates the 2016 Annie Award nominations

The nominations for the 43rd annual Annie Awards have been announced, with Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur dominating the field with 34 nominations between them (14 for Inside Out and 10 for The Good Dinosaur).

Both films will contest the Best Animated Feature Award alongside Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Peanuts Movie and Anomalisa. Check out a full list of the nominations here, via Variety…

Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa

Paramount Pictures

Inside Out

Pixar Animation Studios

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Aardman Animations

The Good Dinosaur

Pixar Animation Studios

The Peanuts Movie

Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation

Best Animated Special Production

“Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas”

Warner Bros. Animation

He Named Me Malala

Parkes-MacDonald / Little Door

I Am A Witness”

Moonbot Studios

“Kite”

Epic Games

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”

End of Movie, LLC

“Niko and the Sword of Light”

Titmouse, Inc. / Amazon Studios

Best Animated Short Subject
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It's Pixar Vs. Pixar at 43rd Annie Award Nominations

The International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood, has announced the nominations for the 43rd Annual Annie Awards and "Inside Out" and "The Good Dinosaur," both Pixar movies, led the pack! "Inside Out" received fourteen nominations while "The Good Dinosaur" got nine.

My pick of the year for best animated feature is "Inside Out" but I love Charlie Kaufman's "Anomalisa" as well which picked five noms.

We'll find out the winners of the Annie Awards on February 6th!

Here is the full list of nominees in all categories of the 43rd Annie Awards:

Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa

Paramount Pictures

Inside Out

Pixar Animation Studios

Shaun the Sheep The Movie

Aardman Animations

The Good Dinosaur

Pixar Animation Studios

The Peanuts Movie

Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation

Best Animated Special Production

Elf: Buddy.s Musical Christmas

Warner Bros. Animation

He Named Me Malala

Parkes-MacDonald / Little Door

I Am A Witness

Moonbot
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43rd Annie Awards nominations announced; Inside Out leads

The nominations for the 43rd Annual Annie Awards have been announced. The hot favourite is quite obviously Pixar’s Inside Out, which is not only one of the best animated movies of the year, but one of the best movies of the year. Period. The film bagged a total of 14 nominations through the field, closely followed by Pixar’s other movie that was released in 2015, The Good Dinosaur with 10.

Other movies nominated in the top award, Best Animated Feature are Shaun the Sheep: The Movie, The Peanuts Movie, and Anomalisa, with the likes of Minions, Home, Hotel Transylvania 2 and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water nowhere to be seen.

Here’s the full list of nominees, which take in everything from movies to television, shorts and animated segments from TV or film productions. The list is very extensive.

Best Animated Feature

AnomalisaParamount Pictures Inside OutPixar Animation Studios
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’ Lead Annie Award Nominations

For the first time ever, Pixar is getting awards competition from itself. The studio’s inventive summer blockbuster “Inside Out” and its warm-hearted recent release “The Good Dinosaur” led the nominees for animated feature at the 43rd annual Annie Awards slated for Feb. 6 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, with 14 and 10 bids, respectively.

Rounding out the field are the adult-themed stop-motion film “Anomalisa” from Paramount, Blue Sky’s nostalgic 3D reboot “The Peanuts Movie” and Aardman Animations’ “Shaun the Sheep the Movie,” a film based on the popular British TV series. All have five nominations.

Inside Out,” which had been an early favorite to sweep several awards this year, may face some serious competition not only from stablemate “Dinosaur,” but also from the edgy “Anomalisa,” which picked up several nominations for the independent Spirit Awards, including feature, director and screenplay.

Asifa-Hollywood, the organization behind the Annie Awards, split the animated feature category in two this year,
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’ Lead Annie Award Nominations

‘Inside Out,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’ Lead Annie Award Nominations
For the first time ever, Pixar is getting awards competition from itself. The studio’s inventive summer blockbuster “Inside Out” and its warm-hearted recent release “The Good Dinosaur” led the nominees for animated feature at the 43rd annual Annie Awards slated for Feb. 6 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, with 14 and 10 bids, respectively.

Rounding out the field are the adult-themed stop-motion film “Anomalisa” from Paramount, Blue Sky’s nostalgic 3D reboot “The Peanuts Movie” and Aardman Animations’ “Shaun the Sheep the Movie,” a film based on the popular British TV series. All have five nominations.

Inside Out,” which had been an early favorite to sweep several awards this year, may face some serious competition not only from stablemate “Dinosaur,” but also from the edgy “Anomalisa,” which picked up several nominations for the independent Spirit Awards, including feature, director and screenplay.

Asifa-Hollywood, the organization behind the Annie Awards, split the animated feature category in two this year,
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"Rango" Wins Big at Annie Awards! "Transformers," "Planet of the Apes" Receive Kudos! Check Out Complete List of Winners!

Jennifer Yuh Nelson's "Kung Fu Panda 2" dominated the Annie Awards nominations, but the International Animated Film Society decided to give its highest honor -- the Best Animated Feature award -- to Gore Verbinski's "Rango." Both films are from DreamWorks Animation and they still have to duke it out at the upcoming Oscars in the Best Animated Feature Film category.

Besides the Best Animated trophy, "Rango" also collected awards for Best Editing and Writing. But Nelson, the first woman to direct a feature film animation from a major Hollywood production company, won the Directing in a Feature Production award! Yay! (Check out my interview with Jennifer Yuh Nelson for "Kung Fu Panda 2" right here)

The Annie Awards winners were announced yesterday at the UCLA Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 39th Annual Annie Awards (to see winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies,
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"Kung Fu Panda 2" Tops Annie Award Nominations!

"Kung Fu Panda 2" dominated the nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards. Given by the International Animated Film Society, the DreamWorks Animation sequel received 12 nods including Best Animated Feature. "Puss in Boots" and "Rango" each took nine noms. Pixar's "Cars 2" received seven nominations, while Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" took eight nods but was oddly missing in the Best Animated Feature category.

Winners of the 2011 Annie Awards will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Here's the complete list of nominees of the 39th Annual Annie Awards:

Production Categories

Best Animated Feature

A Cat in Paris . Folimage

Arrugas (Wrinkles) - Perro Verde Films, S.L.

Arthur Christmas . Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations

Cars 2 . Pixar Animation Studios

Chico & Rita . Chico & Rita Distribution Limited

Kung Fu Panda 2 . DreamWorks Animation

Puss In Boots . DreamWorks Animation

Rango . Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink/Gk Films Production

Rio . Blue Sky Studios

Tintin . Amblin Entertainment,
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