It's guild week, everyone! And the ACE Eddie, being the first guild to announce since SAG, handed down a bit of a shocker by completely snubbing Spotlight, the supposed Oscar frontrunner here. How rare is that? Well, editing is hugely important and it's been 26 years since a movie won BP without an Eddie nomination- that was Driving Miss Daisy. It's not a deal breaker, but since Spotlight's editing is pretty important to the film, what this could be is an indicator that it's a weak frontrunner at best. Perhaps not as loved in the industry as by the critics- could we be looking at another Boyhood? Maybe, but what's the alternative winner? If there is one, the PGA will the one to tell us, as they did last year when they awarded Birdman to everyone's shock. Notably, The Big Short is now the one movie to hit the guilds in both SAG and ACE, but with more to come, as the PGA announces their nominees tomorrow. Stay tuned.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM- DRAMATIC:
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- The Martian
- The Revenant
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM- COMEDIC
- The Big Short
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Regarding guild snubs, Birdman was snubbed for Editing at the Oscars and Argo was famously snubbed for Best Director and they both still won Picture, but neither of them were snubbed by the guilds in the same category, which are bigger groups comprised of thousands of voters compared to the Academy's individual branches. Could mean something more, but we'll see. Also, I should probably mention that this Star Wars nomination here could mean something too- if that movie shows up strong in the guilds, I guess there's a chance it could snag a BP nomination after all, especially considering the Academy is voting on nominations as we speak, right during the height of all this box office madness. Maybe they'll go for it after all. Yikes. (Sorry, I normally endorse popular nominations on some level, but this fan fiction rehash movie does NOT deserve to be a Best Picture nominee- that's total crap).