Tom Cross (film editor)

Tom Cross is an American television and film editor.

Tom Cross
Born
OccupationFilm editor

He is known for his collaborations with Damien Chazelle including Whiplash (2014) for which he won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing as well as La La Land (2016), and First Man (2018). He is also known for his work on David O. Russell's Joy (2015), the musical The Greatest Showman (2016), Scott Cooper's Hostiles (2017), and Cary Joji Fukunaga's No Time to Die (2021).

CareerEdit

He began his career in 1997 as an assistant editor, contributing to such diverse projects as We Own the Night (2007), Crazy Heart (2009), The Switch (2010) and the Primetime Emmy Award-winning drama series Deadwood. He came to worldwide prominence in 2015 when he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Editing, BAFTA Award for Best Editing,[1] and Academy Award for Best Editing (among other honors) for his work on the acclaimed film Whiplash (2014).[2] and reunited with writer/director Damien Chazelle on the musical romantic comedy La La Land (2016).[3]

InfluencesEdit

He has cited The Wild Bunch (1969) and The French Connection (1971) as influences.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of Lah and Jim Cross. His mother is from Vietnam.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Director Notes
2010 The Space Between Travis Fine
2012 Any Day Now
2014 Whiplash Damien Chazelle
Time Lapse Bradley D. King
2015 The Driftless Area Zachary Slusser
Joy David O. Russell Co-edited with Alan Baumgarten,
Christopher Tellefsen and Jay Cassidy
2016 La La Land Damien Chazelle
2017 Hostiles Scott Cooper
The Greatest Showman Michael Gracey Co-edited with Joe Hutshing, Jon Poll,
Michael McCusker, Robert Duffy and Spencer Susser
2018 First Man Damien Chazelle
2021 No Time to Die Cary Joji Fukunaga Co-edited with Elliot Graham
2022 Babylon Damien Chazelle

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Title of project Result
2014 Academy Award Best Film Editing Whiplash Won
British Academy Film Awards Best Editing Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Editing Won
Hollywood Post Alliance Outstanding Editing - Feature Film Won
Independent Spirit Award Best Editing Won
IndieWire Critics Poll Best Editing Won
American Cinema Editors Award Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Editing Nominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Editing Nominated
IndieWire Critics Poll Best Editing Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Film Editing Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Editing Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Editing Nominated
2016 Academy Award Best Editing La La Land Nominated
British Academy Film Award Best Editing Nominated
American Cinema Editors Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical Nominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Editing Nominated
Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Film Editing Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Editing Won
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Editing Won
IndieWire Critics Poll Best Editing Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Editing Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Award Best Editing Won
Satellite Award Best Editing Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Editing Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Film Editing Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Editing Nominated
St. Louis Film Critics Association Best Editing Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Editing Won
2018 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Editing First Man Won
Hollywood Film Awards Editor Award Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Editing Won
Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Editing Won
Satellite Award Film Editing Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Film in 2015 | BAFTA Awards".
  2. ^ "87th Academy Awards". Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "'La la Land' Stars Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone Look Amazing in First Picture from Their New Film — PHOTO".
  4. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (November 27, 2014). "'Whiplash': Editing Miles Teller's Drumming, 'French Connection' Inspiration". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ "This Oscar Winner Has the Most Supportive Wife Ever".

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