Veep, Westworld, Game of Thrones and more up for ACE Eddie Awards


The American Cinema Editors have announced their nominees for the 2017 awards, and HBO is well represented.

Another award ceremony, another opportunity for HBO to shine. That’s a simplistic, but not untrue, way of looking at it. We are specifically referring to the Ace Eddie  awards, which are given out for achievements in editing by the American Cinema Editors. Editing is extremely important, though it’s not one of the more glamorous topics. This year, HBO has a healthy amount of nominees spread across the board.

Here we go:

  • Silicon Valley, ‘The Uptick’, and Veep, ‘Morning After’ and ‘Mother’ for Best Edited Half-Hour Series
  • Game of Thrones, ‘Battle of the Bastards,’ and Westworld, ‘The Original’ for Best Edited One-Hour Series – Non-Commercial
  • All the Way for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture (Non-Theatrical)

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There you have it. Considering that Silicon Valley and Veep are literally the only two shows nominated for half-hour series, it’s more than fair to say that HBO has that one on lockdown. With the slight edge going to Veep, of course. It’s great to see Westworld in there, but Game of Thrones is practically a sure win in this case. ‘Battle of the Bastards’ in an awards-eating monster, and the editing in that episode also happens to be brilliant.

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The ACE Eddie awards aren’t huge, so HBO actually takes up a bit of the non-theatrical categories. HBO’s biggest competition comes from Netflix, which has two episodes of Stranger Things and The Crown nominated for one-hour series. Both are worthy, making it not as cut and dry as it may seem. Still, we’re going to have to go with Game of Thrones as the most likely winner.

The Ace Eddie awards will be presented on January 27th in a non-televised ceremony.