Alan Baumgarten, who edited Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed film, picked up the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) gong to cap the American Cinema Editors prizegiving a week ahead of the Oscars, where the movie is among the favorites to land a handful of trophies.
Baumgarten thanked Sorkin for his "enthusiasm for editing" in his virtual acceptance speech, adding, "It was a pleasure to collaborate with you." He also gave a shout-out to his wife, "I think myself, and as everybody understands, I brought the work home literally - thank you for your patience and understanding."
Other top film winners included "Palm Springs" (Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy)) and Disney/Pixar's "Soul", which picked up the Animation prize a day after dominating the annual Annie Awards.
The virtual ceremony also featured a salute to Spike Lee, the recipient of the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, while Lynzee Klingman and Sidney Wolinsky received Career Achievement Awards for their contributions to film editing.
In his tribute to Lee, Leslie Odom Jr. gushed, "When I was a little boy, Spike Lee was synonymous with film and movie going. My parents took us to see every Spike Lee the weekend it opened. Thank you for all you have given to the arts and for all you've brought to my life."