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The Saturn Award for Best Editing (originally Saturn Award for Outstanding Editing) is one of the annual awards given by the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The Saturn Awards, which are the oldest film-specialized awards to reward science fiction, fantasy, and horror achievements (the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation is the oldest award for science fiction and fantasy films), included the category for the first time at the 5th Saturn Awards, for the 1977 film year.[1]

Saturn Award for Best Editing
Awarded forBest editing of the year for a genre film
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
First awarded1977
Currently held byBob Ducsay for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2018)

The Award was deleted after being awarded again in 1978, but was reactivated at the 38th Saturn Awards in 2011. Paul Hirsch, who won the award a first time in 1977 for Star Wars, won it again 34 years later for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol; he is currently the only person to have won it twice.[2]


"†" means that the film won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.

"‡" means that the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.


Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Editor(s) Film
Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas and Richard Chew Star Wars
Joe Dante and Mark Goldblatt Piranha


Year Editor(s) Film
Paul Hirsch Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey Super 8
Mark Day Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Michael Kahn The Adventures of Tintin
Kelly Matsumoto, Fred Raskin and Christian Wagner Fast Five
Thelma Schoonmaker Hugo
Alexander Berner Cloud Atlas
Stuart Baird and Kate Baird Skyfall
Bob Ducsay Looper
Jeffrey Ford and Lisa Lassek The Avengers
John Gilroy The Bourne Legacy
Tim Squyres Life of Pi
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger Gravity
Peter Amundson and John Gilroy Pacific Rim
Alan Edward Bell The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Mark Day About Time
Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill Rush
Christian Wagner, Kelly Matsumoto and Dylan Highsmith Fast & Furious 6
James Herbert and Laura Jennings Edge of Tomorrow
Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt Captain America: The Winter Soldier
William Goldenberg and Tim Squyres Unbroken
John Ottman X-Men: Days of Future Past
Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne and Craig Wood Guardians of the Galaxy
Lee Smith Interstellar
Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Eddie Hamilton and Jon Harris Kingsman: The Secret Service
Dan Lebental and Colby Parker, Jr. Ant-Man
Margaret Sixel Mad Max: Fury Road
Kevin Stitt Jurassic World
Christian Wagner, Dylan Highsmith, Kirk Morri and Leigh Folsom Boyd Furious 7
Michael Kahn The BFG
Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt Captain America: Civil War
John Gilroy, Colin Goudie and Jabez Olssen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Stefan Grube 10 Cloverfield Lane
Mark Livolsi The Jungle Book
Joe Walker Arrival
Bob Ducsay Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Michael McCusker and Dirk Westervelt Logan
Gregory Plotkin Get Out
Michael P. Shawver and Debbie Berman Black Panther
Christian Wagner and Paul Rubell The Fate of the Furious
Sidney Wolinsky The Shape of Water
Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt Avengers: Endgame
James Herbert Aladdin
Nicholas Monsour Us
Kirk Morri Aquaman
Evan Schiff John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Christopher Tellefsen A Quiet Place

Multiple nominationsEdit

4 nominations
  • Jeffrey Ford
  • Christian Wagner
3 nominations
  • John Gilroy
  • Matthew Schmidt
2 nominations
  • Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey
  • Mark Day
  • Bob Ducsay
  • James Herbert
  • Dylan Highsmith
  • Paul Hirsch
  • Michael Kahn
  • Kelly Matsumoto
  • Kirk Morri
  • Fred Raskin
  • Tim Squyres
2 wins
  • Paul Hirsch


  1. ^ "38th Saturn Awards". IMDb.
  2. ^ "38th Saturn Awards". IMDb.

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