Sunday, 19 February 2012

ACE, CAS AND SCRIPTER WINNERS ALL IN ONE!


Lazy old me can't be bothered to make three separate posts for these three separate awards.

ACE Winners
Drama: THE DESCENDANTS
Comedy / Musical: THE ARTIST
Animated: RANGO
Documentary: FREEDOM RIDERS

CAS Winner
HUGO

Scripter Winner
THE DESCENDANTS

The Descendants for Best Film Editing? Up the bum! Here's a film I didn't even expect to be nominated either here or at the Oscars winning the ACE's top award. This pretty much clears the way for The Artist to win this Oscar - its closest competition was (and remains) Hugo, but it needed this win to truly threaten The Artist. I think voters may still remember Hugo: Kevin Tent may be well known amongst fellow editors, but he can't rival Thelma Schoonmaker amongst the rest of the industry, and I'm currently predicting Hugo to do fairly well next Sunday. But Hazanavicius is now primed to win awards in three categories - something which hasn't happened since the Coens for No Country for Old Men. The Coens or Hazanavicius, anyone?