'The Descendants,' 'The Artist' and 'Rango' win editing awards
"The Descendants," "The Artist" and "Rango" each took home an Eddie Award on Saturday night. The American Cinema Editors honored Kevin Tent in the dramatic motion picture category for his work on "The Descendants," while Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius won for best edited comedy or musical film for "The Artist." All three are also nominated for the Academy Award in the editing category.
Craig Wood earned a feature film Eddie for the animated film "Rango."
The 62nd annual awards were handed out Saturday night at a black-tie ceremony hosted by comic and actor Patton Oswalt at the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
On the television side, Steven Rasch won in the best edited half-hour series category for the "Palestinian Chicken" episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," while Skip MacDonald won for one-hour series for commercial TV for the "Face-Off" installment of "Breaking Bad."
Jordan Goldman and David Latham won for the pilot of "Homeland" in the one-hour series for non-commercial TV, while Lewis Erskine and Aljernon Tunseil won best edited documentary for "Freedom Riders."
Best edited reality series went to Eric Lasby for the "Haiti" episode of "Anthony Bourdain -- No Reservations," while Eric Kench won the student competiton for "Video Symphony."
Special awards were also handed out Saturday evening. Tent presented "Descendants" director and co-writer Alexander Payne with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year, while Lifetime Achievement Awards went to editors Joel Cox and Doug Ibold.
Photos: George Clooney in "The Descendants." Credit: Fox Searchlight. Jean Dujardin (L) and Berenice Bejo in "The Artist." Credit: The Weinstein Co.. "Rango." Credit: Paramount Pictures.