Misc. Canadian Film Awards News: CCE Nominees and Peabody win for 'Highrise'

The Ghosts in Our Machine
Sorry, it’s been one of those weeks. I missed a few snippets of Canadian awards news over the past few days starting with the nominations for the Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE) awards honouring the best editing in film, TV, and media. “Degrassi” and “Orphan Black” lead the television nominations, while the film honourees include strong picks like The Husband and The Ghosts in Our Machine, which were both underrepresented in Canuck awards this year.

The film nominees are as follows:

Best Editing in Feature Length
Jorge Weisz - Empire of Dirt
Matthew Hannam - Enemy
Jeanne Slater - Evangeline
Aaron Marshall - The Colony
Duff Smith - The Husband

Best Editing in Documentary
Roland Schlimme, Roderick Deogrades - The Ghosts in Our Machine
Mark Ratzlaff - Blood Relative
Anne Feldman, Jamie Cussen - Amin Amir
David Kazala - Derby Crazy Love
Jonathan Mathew – Unclaimed

Best Editing in Short film
Bryan Atkinson, Martin Edralin – Hole
Paul Day, C.C.E. – Method
Erin Deck - Sunday Punch
Kirby Jinnah - Shamed
Richard Mandin - The Archivist

The winners will be announced Thursday, June 5.
Please click here for the full list of nominees.

In other awards news, the NFB’s interactive documentary History of the Highrise scooped a Peabody Award recognizing outstanding achievements in electronic media. Highrise is an innovative and interactive doc that lets users explore the changing face of urban living in a multi-chapter story narrated by the like of Cold Specks and Feist. (Write-up here.) Highrise has now won several top honours including including the inaugural IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling, an International Digital Emmy Award, and the first-ever award for Best Original Program for Digital Media, Non-Fiction, at the Canadian Screen Awards.