está nominado este año en la categoría de película dramática en estos premios. Alexander Payne también ha logrado la candidatura a mejor director en los Oscar y tendrá como rivales a Michel Hazanavicius ("The artist"), Martin Scorsese ("Hugo"), Terrence Malick ("The tree of life") y Woody Allen ("Midnight in Paris"). A continuación, la nota de prensa:
Universal City, CA, February 6, 2012 -Award winning filmmaker Alexander Payne has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, it was announced today by the ACE Board of Directors. Payne’s most recent film The Descendants recently won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and was nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Director and Best Film Editing for Payne’s long-time editor Kevin Tent, A.C.E.