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Chicago and Gangs of New York Take Top Film Editing Awards, 02.24.03...


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "Chicago" and "Gangs of New York" won the 2002 American Cinema Editors awards for best feature film editing.

Actress Lauren Graham, of "Gilmore Girls," was master of ceremonies for the 53rd annual "Eddie" Awards on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The awards recognize excellence in both film and television editing.

"Chicago," which won in the comedy or musical category, and "Gangs of New York," which took top honors on the dramatic category, beat out other Oscar nominees including, "About Schmidt," "The Lord of the Rings" and "Adaptation," among others.

Filmmaker Kathleen Kennedy became the first woman to receive the ACE's Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, presented by "Pleasantville" director Gary Ross and editing legend Michael Kahn.

Best-selling author Michael Ondaatje, who wrote "The English Patient" received the Robert Wise Award, presented each year to a journalist whose stories have illuminated editors and their craft.

"Bowling For Columbine" won for best documentary.

Television winners included "Sex and the City" for the "Luck Be an Old Lady" episode, and "The Sopranos" for its "Whitecaps" episode.

The following is a list of Sunday night's 2002 Eddie Award winners:

FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): "Gangs of New York," Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E.

FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL): "Chicago," Martin Walsh.

DOCUMENTARY: "Bowling for Columbine," Kurt Engfehr.

MOTION PICTURE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION: "Our America," Stephen Lovejoy, A.C.E.

MOTION PICTURE FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION: "We Were the Mulvanes," Von Zerneck.

EPISODE FROM A TELEVISION MINISERIES: "Forsyte Saga" (Part One), Tony Cranstoun, Anthony Ham.

ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION: HBO's "The Sopranos" - "Whitecaps" episode, Sidney Wolinsky, A.C.E.

HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION: "Sex and the City" - "Luck Be an Old Lady" episode, Wendey Stanzler, A.E.E.

BEST STUDENT EDITING: Shilpa Sahi.
Credit: The Mercury News


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