LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- "Argo" continues to receive honors as the Academy Awards approach.
The editor of "Argo" was honored with the American Cinema Editors' ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature (Dramatic) while "Silver Linings Playbook," another contender for an Oscar, was named the Best Edited Feature (Comedy or Musical).
William Goldenberg, who edited "Argo", was honored for his work at the 63rd annual Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton.
The victory added yet another award to actor-director Ben Affleck's political thriller's haul of guild awards. The movie is well poised to take top honors at the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
"Argo" already has garnered top honors at a variety of guild award events, including the Producers Guild, Directors Guild, Screen Actors Guild and the BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscars.
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers of the "Silver Linings Playbook," a romantic drama directed by David O. Russell, were recognized for their editing work on the project.
Pixar's "Brave" and "Searching for Sugar Man" continued their contention for top awards, respectively winning in animated feature and documentary-feature editing.
Widely regarded as a reliable precursor for the winners of the best editing Oscar and the Best Picture, ACE Eddie Awards winners have gone on to claim Best Picture at the Oscars 12 times over the last two decades.
Steven Spielberg was named winner of the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year, while Lifetime Career Achievement Awards went to Richard Marks for "The Godfather: Part II" and "Terms of Endearment" and to Larry Silk for "One Survivor Remembers."