The 56th American Cinema Editors Award winners were announced at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 19, 2006.
(”*” denotes the winner in each category)
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
Brokeback Mountain, Geraldine Peroni & Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E., Focus Features
The Constant Gardener, Claire Simpson, Focus Features
* Crash, Hughes Winborne, Lions Gate Films Inc.
Good Night, and Good Luck., Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E., Warner Independent Pictures
Munich, Michael Kahn, A.C.E., Dreamworks SKG / Universal Pictures
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E., Warner Bros.
The Family Stone, Jeffrey Ford, Fox 2000 Pictures
Pride & Prejudice, Paul Tothill, Focus Features
Wedding Crashers, Mark Livolsi, New Line Cinema
* Walk the Line, Michael McCusker, Twentieth Century Fox
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY:
Grizzly Man, Joe Bini, Discovery Channel / Lions Gate
James Dean: Forever Young, Michael J. Sheridan, A.C.E., Jack Tucker, A.C.E., Patrea Patrick and Fred Roth
Screen Icons, Inc., Warner Bros. Home Video
* March of the Penguins, Sabine Emiliani, Warner Independent Pictures
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
* Arrested Development: "The Ocean Walker," Stuart Bass, A.C.E., 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Entertainment, The Hurvitz Company
Curb Your Enthusiasm: "Kamikaze Bingo," Steven Rash, HBO
My Name is Earl: "Pilot," Janet Ashikaga, A.C.E., 20th Century Fox Television / NBC
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
* Lackawanna Blues, Brian A. Kates, HBO
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, Jeff Freeman, A.C.E., Showtime
Warm Springs, Michael Brown, A.C.E., HBO / 32nd President Prods.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION: (four nominees due a tie)
24: "10pm to 11pm," Chris Willingham, A.C.E., Imagine Entertainment / 20th Century Fox Television
Boston Legal: "Ass Fat Jungle," Phil Neel, A.C.E., ABC Productions / David E. Kelley Productions / 20th Century Fox Television
* Lost: "Outlaws," Stephen Semel, A.C.E., ABC / Touchstone / Bad Robot Prods.
Prison Break: "Pilot," Mark Helfrich, A.C.E., Adelstein-Parouse Productions / 20th Century Fox Television
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Carnivàle: "Creed, Ok," David J. Siegel, A.C.E., HBO
* Deadwood: "A Lie Agreed Upon-Part 1," Stephen Mark, A.C.E., HBO / Roscoe Prods.
Six Feet Under: "Everyone's Waiting," Michael Ruscio, A.C.E., HBO / Actual Size Prods.
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Code Breakers, Michael Brown, A.C.E., ESPN
* Four Minutes, Michael Ornstein, A.C.E., ESPN / Cypress Point Prods.
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Peter Frank, A.C.E., Harpo Films / ABC
BEST STUDENT EDITING: Joo Wan "Jin" Lee - American Film Institute
ACE GOLDEN EDDIE FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD: Ron Howard
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Ed Abroms, A.C.E.. and Terry Rawlings, A.C.E.