BAFTA Award for Best Editing

This is a list of winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing, which is presented to film editors, given out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts since 1968.

BAFTA Award for Best Editing
Awarded forBest Editing
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
Currently held byMikkel E. G. Nielsen for Sound of Metal (2020)

The film-voting members of the Academy select the five nominated films in each category; only the principal editor(s) for each film are named, which excludes additional editors, supervising editors, etc.[1][2] The actual winner of Best Editing is selected by "Chapter Voting"; only Academy members who are identified as members of the Editing Chapter vote on the winner.

Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Film Recipient(s)
The Graduate Sam O'Steen
The Charge of the Light Brigade Kevin Brownlow
Oliver! Ralph Kemplen
Romeo and Juliet Reginald Mills
Midnight Cowboy Hugh A. Robertson
Bullitt Frank P. Keller
Oh! What a Lovely War Kevin Connor
Z Françoise Bonnot


Year Film Recipient(s)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid John C. Howard and Richard C. Meyer
M*A*S*H Danford B. Greene
Ryan's Daughter Norman Savage
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Fredric Steinkamp
Sunday Bloody Sunday Richard Marden
Fiddler on the Roof Antony Gibbs and Robert Lawrence
Performance Antony Gibbs
Taking Off John Carter
The French Connection Gerald B. Greenberg
Cabaret David Bretherton
A Clockwork Orange Bill Butler
Deliverance Tom Priestley
The Day of the Jackal Ralph Kemplen
Charley Varrick Frank Morriss
Don't Look Now Graeme Clifford
The National Health Ralph Sheldon
The Conversation Richard Chew and Walter Murch
Chinatown Sam O'Steen
Murder on the Orient Express Anne V. Coates
The Three Musketeers John Victor Smith
Dog Day Afternoon Dede Allen
The Godfather Part II Peter Zinner, Barry Malkin, and Richard Marks
Jaws Verna Fields
Rollerball Antony Gibbs
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Richard Chew, Lynzee Klingman, and Sheldon Kahn
All the President's Men Robert L. Wolfe
Taxi Driver Marcia Lucas, Tom Rolf, and Melvin Shapiro
Marathon Man Jim Clark
Annie Hall Ralph Rosenblum and Wendy Greene Bricmont
A Bridge Too Far Antony Gibbs
Network Alan Heim
Rocky Richard Halsey
Midnight Express Gerry Hambling
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Michael Kahn
Julia Walter Murch
Star Wars Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, and Richard Chew
The Deer Hunter Peter Zinner
Alien Terry Rawlings
Apocalypse Now Richard Marks, Walter Murch, Gerald B. Greenberg, and Lisa Fruchtman
Manhattan Susan E. Morse


Year Film Recipient(s)
All That Jazz Alan Heim
The Elephant Man Anne V. Coates
Fame Gerry Hambling
Kramer vs. Kramer Gerald B. Greenberg
Raging Bull Thelma Schoonmaker
Chariots of Fire Terry Rawlings
The French Lieutenant's Woman John Bloom
Raiders of the Lost Ark Michael Kahn
Missing Françoise Bonnot
Blade Runner Terry Rawlings
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Carol Littleton
Gandhi John Bloom
Flashdance Walt Mulconery and Bud S. Smith
The King of Comedy Thelma Schoonmaker
Local Hero Michael Bradsell
Zelig Susan E. Morse
The Killing Fields Jim Clark
Another Country Gerry Hambling
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Michael Kahn
Under Fire John Bloom and Mark Conte
Amadeus Michael Chandler and Nena Danevic
Back to the Future Arthur Schmidt and Harry Keramidas
A Chorus Line John Bloom
Witness Thom Noble
The Mission Jim Clark
Hannah and Her Sisters Susan E. Morse
Mona Lisa Lesley Walker
A Room with a View Humphrey Dixon
Platoon Claire Simpson
Cry Freedom Lesley Walker
Hope and Glory Ian Crafford
Radio Days Susan E. Morse
Fatal Attraction Peter E. Berger and Michael Kahn
A Fish Called Wanda John Jympson
The Last Emperor Gabriella Cristiani
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Arthur Schmidt
Mississippi Burning Gerry Hambling
Dangerous Liaisons Mick Audsley
Dead Poets Society William M. Anderson
Rain Man Stu Linder


Year Film Recipient(s)
Goodfellas Thelma Schoonmaker
Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) Mario Morra
Crimes and Misdemeanors Susan E. Morse
Dick Tracy Richard Marks
The Commitments Gerry Hambling
Dances with Wolves Neil Travis
The Silence of the Lambs Craig McKay
Thelma & Louise Thom Noble
JFK Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia
Cape Fear Thelma Schoonmaker
Howards End Andrew Marcus
The Player Geraldine Peroni
Strictly Ballroom Jill Bilcock
Schindler's List Michael Kahn
The Fugitive Dennis Virkler, David Finfer, Dean Goodhill, Don Brochu, Richard Nord, and Dov Hoenig
In the Line of Fire Anne V. Coates
The Piano Veronika Jenet
Speed John Wright
Forrest Gump Arthur Schmidt
Four Weddings and a Funeral Jon Gregory
Pulp Fiction Sally Menke
The Usual Suspects John Ottman
Apollo 13 Mike Hill and Daniel P. Hanley
Babe Marcus D'Arcy and Jay Friedkin
The Madness of King George Tariq Anwar
The English Patient Walter Murch
Fargo Roderick Jaynes
Evita Gerry Hambling
Shine Pip Karmel
L.A. Confidential Peter Honess
The Full Monty Nick Moore and David Freeman
Romeo + Juliet Jill Bilcock
Titanic Conrad Buff IV, James Cameron, and Richard A. Harris
Shakespeare in Love David Gamble
Elizabeth Jill Bilcock
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Niven Howie
Saving Private Ryan Michael Kahn
American Beauty Tariq Anwar and Christopher Greenbury
Being John Malkovich Eric Zumbrunnen
The Matrix Zach Staenberg
The Sixth Sense Andrew Mondshein


Year Film Recipient(s)
Gladiator Pietro Scalia
Billy Elliot John Wilson
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) Tim Squyres
Erin Brockovich Anne V. Coates
Traffic Stephen Mirrione
Mulholland Drive Mary Sweeney
Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) Hervé Schneid
Black Hawk Down Pietro Scalia
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring John Gilbert
Moulin Rouge! Jill Bilcock
City of God (Cidade de Deus) Daniel Rezende
Chicago Martin Walsh
Gangs of New York Thelma Schoonmaker
The Hours Peter Boyle
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Michael J. Horton
Lost in Translation Sarah Flack
21 Grams Stephen Mirrione
Cold Mountain Walter Murch
Kill Bill: Volume 1 Sally Menke
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Jamie Selkirk
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Valdís Óskarsdóttir
The Aviator Thelma Schoonmaker
Collateral Jim Miller and Paul Rubell
House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) Long Cheng
Vera Drake Jim Clark
The Constant Gardener Claire Simpson
Brokeback Mountain Geraldine Peroni and Dylan Tichenor
Crash Hughes Winborne
Good Night, and Good Luck. Stephen Mirrione
March of the Penguins (La marche de l'empereur) Sabine Emiliani
United 93 Clare Douglas, Richard Pearson, and Christopher Rouse
Babel Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise
Casino Royale Stuart Baird
The Departed Thelma Schoonmaker
The Queen Lucia Zucchetti
The Bourne Ultimatum Christopher Rouse
American Gangster Pietro Scalia
Atonement Paul Tothill
Michael Clayton John Gilroy
No Country for Old Men Roderick Jaynes
Slumdog Millionaire[note 1] Chris Dickens
Changeling Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
The Dark Knight Lee Smith
Frost/Nixon Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill
In Bruges Jon Gregory
The Hurt Locker Chris Innis and Bob Murawski
Avatar James Cameron, John Refoua, and Stephen E. Rivkin
District 9 Julian Clarke
Inglourious Basterds Sally Menke
Up in the Air Dana E. Glauberman


Year Film Recipient(s)
The Social Network Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
127 Hours Jon Harris
Black Swan Andrew Weisblum
Inception Lee Smith
The King's Speech Tariq Anwar
Senna Chris King and Gregers Sall
The Artist Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
Drive Mat Newman
Hugo Thelma Schoonmaker
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Dino Jonsäter
Argo William Goldenberg
Django Unchained Fred Raskin
Life of Pi Tim Squyres
Skyfall Stuart Baird
Zero Dark Thirty Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg
Rush Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill
12 Years a Slave Joe Walker
Captain Phillips Christopher Rouse
Gravity Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
The Wolf of Wall Street Thelma Schoonmaker
Whiplash Tom Cross
Birdman Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione
The Grand Budapest Hotel Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game William Goldenberg
Nightcrawler John Gilroy
The Theory of Everything Jinx Godfrey
Mad Max: Fury Road Margaret Sixel
The Big Short Hank Corwin
Bridge of Spies Michael Kahn
The Martian Pietro Scalia
The Revenant Stephen Mirrione
Hacksaw Ridge John Gilbert
Arrival Joe Walker
La La Land Tom Cross
Manchester by the Sea Jennifer Lame
Nocturnal Animals Joan Sobel
Baby Driver Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos
Blade Runner 2049 Joe Walker
Dunkirk Lee Smith
The Shape of Water Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Jon Gregory
Vice Hank Corwin
Bohemian Rhapsody John Ottman
The Favourite Yorgos Mavropsaridis
First Man Tom Cross
Roma Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough
Ford v Ferrari Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker
The Irishman Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit Tom Eagles
Joker Jeff Groth
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Fred Raskin


Year Film Recipient(s)
Sound of Metal Mikkel E. G. Nielsen
The Father Yorgos Lamprinos
Nomadland Chloé Zhao
Promising Young Woman Frédéric Thoraval
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Alan Baumgarten


  1. ^ In 2008, there were six films nominated instead of the usual five because of a tie in the voting.

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ The nominees in each award category are determined by two rounds of voting. In the first round, each member is given a list of all eligible films, and votes for twelve films in each category of the awards. Up to fifteen films that received the largest number of votes in each category are on the second round ballot. The five films in each category receiving the largest number of second round votes become the nominees.
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  5. ^ "Gladiator conquers the Baftas". BBC News. 25 February 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  6. ^ "'Lord of the Rings' dominates BAFTAs, wins best film award". The Irish Times. 22 February 2002. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
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  21. ^ Grater, Tom. "Baftas 2017: 'La La Land' scoops five as 'Moonlight', 'Nocturnal Animals' are shutout". Screendaily. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
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  24. ^ "Baftas 2020: Sam Mendes film 1917 dominates awards". BBC. 2 February 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
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