“Parasite” editor Jinmo Yang is now the Oscar leader. Could the film’s ACE win also be a harbinger of the best picture?
The celebrated South Korean class thriller “Parasite” by Bong Joon Ho and the Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit” by Taika Waititi, both nominated for the cut and the Oscar for the best film, were the winners of the 70th ACE Eddie Awards Friday at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. “Toy Story 4” and “Apollo 11” meanwhile received the awards for animation and documentary.
Since ACE was a flagship of the Academy Awards for a long time, “Parasite” (published by Jinmo Yang) is now the Oscar favorite and overtakes the front runner, Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” (published by triple Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker). , And it could even be a harbinger of “Parasite” as the first international feature film to write the history of the academy and win the coveted Oscar for the best picture.
For Yang, who previously edited “Okja” and “Snowpiercer” with Bong, avoiding reporting by the director became an even greater obstacle to “Parasite”. “Sometimes (bong) has to be daring to make jump cuts, even if this does not correspond to continuity.” This was part of his less is more philosophy, ”Yang said in an interview with IndieWire recently.
The suspicious zeitgeist “parasite” is characterized by its exciting, escalating tension and social relevance when the Kim family makes its way to the affluent home of the parks, only to find out that they are not just “parasites”. The most important sequence was the “Belt of Trust” setup. “Director Bong was very aware of this sequence and emphasized how important it is for the film,” added Yang. “Of course that was the most time-consuming part of editing. Although we captured its basic structure while editing on set, we later went through all the takes to find the best shots and worked hard to perfect the rhythm of the sequence. Yang even developed a series of jump cuts to speed up the final obstacle to dismissing the housekeeper (Lee Jung-eun) by pretending her peach allergy.
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Productive producer Lauren Shuler Donner received the prestigious Golden Eddie award presented to her by Marvel President and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige. Donner joins an impressive list of industry giants that have received the highest accolade from ACE, including J.J. Abrams, Norman Jewison, Nancy Meyers, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Alexander Payne, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Frank Marshall.
Oscar winner “All That Jazz”, Alan Heim, and Tina Hirsch (“The West Wing”, “Gremlins”) received awards for their careers from filmmakers Nick Cassavetes and Ron Underwood. Her work was highlighted with clip roles that showed her tremendous contributions to film and television throughout her career.
Cathy Repola, National Executive Director of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, received the ACE Heritage Award for her contributions to promoting the film editors. Actor Cary Elwes presented Chase Johnson from California State University, Fullerton, with the Anne V. Coates Student Editing Award.
The list of film winners follows.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMA):
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY):
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
“Toy Story 4”
Axel Geddes, ACE
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE):
Todd Douglas Miller