Beast, Big Sky triumph at AICE awards

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Beast and Big Sky took the most honors last night at The Association of Independent Creative Editors (AICE) 2011 awards, with the most-awarded spots including American Express's Geoffrey Canada TV campaign and VW SuperBowl spot The Force.

Beast won in the Music/Sound, Spec Spot, Best of Detroit and Best of San Francisco categories, while Big Sky won in the Dialogue, Montage, New/Emerging/Alternative Media and Best of New York categories. The awards, the 10th for AICE, were handed out at a gala ceremony in New York.

The most awarded editor was Chris Franklin of Big Sky, who won in the Dialogue, Montage and Best of New York categories for his work on the Amex Geoffrey Canada spot. Two-time winners included Jim Haygood of Union Editorial, who won in the Automotive and Best of Los Angeles categories for Volkswagen's The Force, and Stewart Shevin of Beast/Detroit, who won in the Spec Spot and Best of Detroit categories for online film Human Trafficking.

Three other editorial companies won two AICE trophies each. Arcade Edit, which won in the National Campaign and Regional Campaign categories; Cut + Run, which won in the Comedy and Design categories; and Rock Paper Scissors, which won in the Fashion/Beauty and Storytelling categories.

AICE also inducted former jumP and Dennis Hayes & Associates partner and editor Barry Stilwell into its Hall of Fame.

For a full list of winners, go to the AICE website.

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