February 17, 2013 - 16:10 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - "Argo" racked up yet another guild victory on Saturday, February 16 night, taking home the American Cinema Editors' ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature (Dramatic), TheWrap said.
"Silver Linings Playbook" won the award for Best Edited Feature (Comedy or Musical).
The award is an unusually reliable predictor of the film-editing Oscar, and adds to a substantial guild-awards haul for "Argo" that also includes honors from the Producers Guild, Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild. The Writers Guild announces its winners on Sunday.
"Silver Linings Playbook" has less overall success this awards season, but has dominated at shows that also include separate categories for comedies.
Over the last 20 years, the group's drama winner (including one tie) has gone on to take home the editing Oscar 16 times, while the comedy/musical winner has done so once.
In those 20 years, the ACE winner has gone on to win Best Picture 12 times.
Last year was one of the times the ACE Eddie winner and Oscar winner didn't match: "The Descendants" and "The Artist" won ACE Eddies, while "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" won the Oscar.
This year's ACE Eddie Awards category for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) almost exactly matches the Ocars category for Best Film Editing, with "Argo," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty" all nominated. The only difference is that Oscar voters also nominated "Silver Linings," while ACE Eddie voters put that film in the comedy or musical category and went with "Skyfall" in the drama group.
In other film awards, Pixar's "Brave" continued its strong guild showing by winning the honor for animated feature. "Searching for Sugar Man" won the award for documentary-feature editing, adding to its own plethora of awards.