At Wednesday night’s 14th annual AICE Awards ceremonies in LA, Cutters and Optimus were voted the Best among US and Toronto editors and postproduction experts competing for the 32 winning slots.
Cutters Studios won three Best of Awards, out of nine nominations. New York-based Nadav Kurtz scored two awards, one for Best Online Campaign, shared with Cutters’ Cameron Yergler, for CVS via BDDO, and a third Best in the Under 50K category for Wingmate travel services.
Cutters’ Louis Lyne competed with himself with two Ford spots in the Best of Detroit category, winning for a Ford Electric Focus spot for Team Detroit.
The Best of Chicago title went to Optimus’ Randy Palmer for his work on the 60-second “Chicago Blackhawks One Goal” spot for Ogilvy.
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Out of the 112 nominations, Cutters garnered nine to rank second to the 12 nods received by Rock Paper Scissors, which led the competition with four awards — the most for one company.
Earhole Studios was also a finalist in the Original Music Category.
Cutters’ EP Craig Duncan is president of the AICE International Board; Optimus’ Tom Duff, The Colonie’s Mary Caddy and Utopic’s Craig Lewandowski are among the 21 board members.
AICE has eight US and Toronto chapters, with more than 100 member companies, many with branches in multiple cities.
The sold-out awards ceremony was held May 14 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in LA. Awards night rotates among New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, with Chicago to serve as venue host next year.
“I’m very proud of how we continue to evolve the show, its categories and increasing membership as we become a full postproduction organization,” comments Lewandowski, who served on the both the AICE Awards and Curatorial Committees for this year’s awards,
The sold-out awards ceremony was held May 14 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in LA. The Awards rotate among New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, with Chicago due to serve as the venue host next year.