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Oscars: Reese Witherspoon to present to Alexander Payne at ACE Eddie Awards – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Reese Witherspoon, whose latest film “This Means War” opens in theaters next week, will join editor Kevin Tent, A.C.E. to present “The Descendants” director – and her “Election” collaborator – Alexander Payne with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor at the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards. They will be held on Feb. 18.

The black-tie event will take place in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Witherspoon and Tent will be joined by industry luminaries such as Clint Eastwood, who will be presenting to Career Achievement honoree Joel Cox, A.C.E. and Dick Wolf who will present to Career Achievement Honoree Doug Ibold, A.C.E.

Additional presenters include Robert Forster, famed editor Anne Coates, A.C.E., Rumer Willis (90210), Dominic Purcell (Prison Break, Castle), Robert Morse (Mad Men), Erika Christensen (Parenthood), Matthew Lillard (The Descendants), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Penelope Ann Miller (The Artist), Donald Faison (The Exes) and Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights).

As previously announced, Patton Oswalt will serve as the evening’s MC.

Nominees for the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards were previously announced and can be found at www.AMERICANCINEMAEDITORS.com.

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