British Film Editors reveal Cut Above Awards 2024 winners

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In all the excitement of the BAFTAs, it’s worth appreciating the craft that helps all those films make any sense at all. Here’s the full list of the British Film Editors’ award-winners.

Imagine a world without film and TV editors. It doesn’t bear thinking about, really. Making anything with a camera at all would be bloody hard, for a start, and then you’d have to use that take where Idris Elba realised he had yoghurt on his trousers. Oh, behave.

Good job, then, we’ve got British Film Editors, the non-profit association dedicated to the art of sticking all those bits of footage together to make something sensible-looking. Every year, they hold the Cut Above Awards, a celebration of editing achievement comparable to the guild awards in the States.

Held on 16th February, the 2024 awards pitched current awards favourites Oppenheimer and Poor Things alongside documentaries like Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, Beckham and The Deepest Breath.

Check out the full list of award-winners, chosen by editors from the British film industry, below:

Best Edited Single Drama 

Oppenheimer – Jennifer Lame, ACE 

Best Edited Single Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme 

Still: A Michael J Fox Movie – Michael Harte, ACE BFE

Best Edited British Drama 

Poor Things – Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE BFE

Best Edited British Documentary or Non-Fiction 

The Deepest Breath – Julian Hart, BFE

Best Edited Single Animation

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Michael Andrews, ACE

Best Edited Current Affairs 

20 Days in Mariupol – Michelle Mizner

Best Edited Series: Comedy

What We Do in the Shadows – Season 5 – Thomas Calderon, Liza Cardinale, ACE, A.J. Dickerson, ACE & Dane McMaster, ACE

Best Edited Series: Animation 

Blue Eye Samurai – Yuka Shirasuna & Brad Lee Zimmerman

Best Edited Series: Drama 

The Bear – Season 2 – Joanna Naugle, ACE BFE, Adam Epstein, ACE BFE, Nia Imani & Megan Mancini

Best Edited Series: Documentary or Non-Fiction

Beckham – Michael Harte, ACE BFE

Chris Crookall Award for Breakthrough Editor

Harfun Li 

Michael Johns BFE Award for Outstanding Assistant Editor

Christopher Frith 

If you want to watch the awards back, you can do so from the BFE website, here.

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