2018 ACE Eddie Awards nominations: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘The Post’ among 10 film contenders

The American Cinema Editors nominations for the Eddie Awards announced on Wednesday (Jan. 3) cited our Oscar frontrunner for Best Film Editing, “Dunkirk,” along with the other four films we’re predicting to reap bids in that race: “Blade Runner 2049,” “Get Out,” “The Post” and “The Shape of Water.” (Check out the full list of Eddie Awards nominations.)

The ACE Eddie Awards divide their prizes for editing between dramas and comedies/musicals. All of the foregoing but “Get Out” contend here in the drama race, which is rounded out by “Molly’s Game.” Facing off against “Get Out” on the comedy side are “Baby Driver,” “I, Tonya,” “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

The Golden Eddie winners will be revealed on Jan. 26 during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Oscar watchers are sure to be in attendance as they are keenly aware that the American Cinema Editors has a proven track record as one of the best indicators of which film takes home the Best Picture Oscar.

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Since 1990, the film that came up with one of the ACEs went on to win the top prize at the Academy Awards 17 times. And in seven of the 10 years when the ACE barometer was wrong, at least one of the Eddie champs was a contender for Best Picture. Last year both the ACE drama winner “Hacksaw Ridge and comedy/musical champ “La La Land” numbered among the Best Picture nominees to lose the top Oscar to “Moonlight.”

In 2008 neither of the Eddie winners — The Bourne Ultimatum” nor “Sweeney Todd” — made the final five contenders for Best Picture at the Oscars, and in 2000 the same fate befell “The Matrix” and “Being John Malkovich.” And prior to the split, 1990 ACE winner “Glory” was shut out of the  Best Picture line-up.

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