January 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm #236990
The American Cinema Editors revealed their nominees today:
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION
Curb Your Enthusiasm: “Mister Softee”
Curb Your Enthusiasm: “Palestinian Chicken”
Steven Rasch, A.C.E.
Modern Family: “Express Christmas”
Steven Rasch, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Breaking Bad: “End Times”
Breaking Bad: “Face Off”
Friday Night Lights: “Always”
Angela M. Catanzaro
The Good Wife: “Real Deal”
Hibah Frisina, A.C.E.
The Walking Dead: “Save the Last One”
Hunter Via, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION
Boardwalk Empire: “To the Lost”
Game of Thrones: “Baelor”
Frances Parker, A.C.E.
Jordan Goldman, David Latham
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION
Sarah Flack, A.C.E. & Robert Pulcini
Downton Abbey, Episode 1.1
John Wilson, A.C.E.
Mildred Pierce, Part 1
Affonso Gonçalves & Camilla Toniolo
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Joe Bini & Maya Hawke
Lewis Erskine & Aljernon Tunsil
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
BEST EDITED REALITY SERIES
Anthony Bourdain – No Reservations: “Haiti”
Beyond Scared Straight: “Chowchilla”
Rob Goubeaux, A.C.E., Paul J. Coyne, A.C.E., Heather Abell, Audrey
Capotosta, Maura Corey, Jeremy Gantz & Molly Shock
Whale Wars: “Race to Save Lives”
Eric Myerson, Pete Ritchie & Josh CrockettJanuary 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm #236992
Besides the “Half Hour Series” nominations, these look good.January 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm #236993
Just here to say Breaking Bad is the best edited show on TV and will rightly win its category. Anyone who thinks otherwise is an idiot.January 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm #236994
Nice to see “Mister Softee” in there as well.January 17, 2012 at 7:55 am #236996
Just here to say Breaking Bad is the best edited show on TV and will rightly win its category. Anyone who thinks otherwise is an idiot.
Idiot here. I’ve already aired my grieavnces, but I don’t mind being redundant. Sometimes the editing is genius, but in recent seasons it’s often been self-indulgent and counter-productive.January 17, 2012 at 8:37 am #236997
“Face Off” and “Pilot” for Homeland are the most deserving.
I’ll give you that sometimes the editing in “Breaking Bad” can be very showy, but counter productive? They never do a single cut that isn’t there to build some kind of dramatic feel for a scene, or give it dimension. I think they do a great job not going overboard with some aesthetic language choices that are very bold without necessarily going over the top or becoming more about the editing than about the scene. So I definitely disagree with “self-indulgent and counter productive”.January 17, 2012 at 9:34 am #236998
Homeland has maybe the most consistently poor shot continuity that I have ever seen. The pilot might have been fine, but just as Glee should not be nominated for writing even if they have a single brilliant episode in a season, Homeland should not have been nominated for editing.January 17, 2012 at 10:06 am #236999
^What do you mean by “poor shot continuity”? Continuity mistakes?January 17, 2012 at 10:13 am #237000
Hair is the big one. If you happen to have the episodes handy, check out the scene with Danes and Lewis walking through the forest, I think in “The Weekend”, in which Danes goes through three different hairstyles. Not entirely the editors’ fault, as it appears that they filmed that short scene over three days and the makeup department must have been phoning it in, but there are a multitude of shorter scenes with such unnecessary similar shot discontinuity.January 17, 2012 at 10:21 am #237001
Not the editors’ fault… They work with what they have. There should be someone on set overseeing this.
Friday Night Lights had the worst continuity mistakes, but that’s mainly because of the way the show was shot. Not an excuse, though. Very annoying.January 17, 2012 at 10:35 am #237002
Not entirely the editors’ fault—I doubt that every other shot from each continuity line was really that unusable.January 17, 2012 at 10:55 am #237003
I once read an interview with an editor saying that preventing shot-to-shot inconsistencies isn’t their priority. Homeland had different editors working on different episodes, so if it’s something that happens so frequently, it’s hard to blame all of them – someone on set is not doing their job. But, these things do take away from the editing a bit, so I see your point.January 17, 2012 at 11:49 am #237004
Good to see that Breaking Bad has multiple nods for two very well shot episodes. Either one of them should win.
On another note, as much as I like Modern Family, why the editors chose one of their worst episodes is beyond me. Love the nod for “Mister Softee” though.