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Tom McArdle is an American film editor. He is best known as the editor for every film written and directed by Tom McCarthy, including The Station Agent (2003), The Visitor (2007), Win Win (2011) and The Cobbler (2014). For Spotlight (2015), his latest collaboration with McCarthy, McArdle was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing at the 88th Academy Awards[1][2][3] and also won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Editing.[4]

Tom McArdle
OccupationFilm Editor
Years active1992–present


As an editorEdit

Other creditsEdit

  • 2005: The Quiet (additional editor)
  • 2003: The Killing Zone (associate producer)
  • 2002: The Skateboard Show (TV Movie) (additional editor)


Year Award Category Type Nominated work
2016 Academy Awards Best Film Editing Nominated Spotlight
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Film Editing Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Editing Nominated
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Editing Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards Best Editing Won
2015 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Film Editing Runner-up
IPC Award Best Editing 3rd place
Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Film Editing Nominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Best Editing Nominated
1998 Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival Best Editing Won Paranoia

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "'Spotlight' editor Tom McArdle on importance of test screenings for pacing (Exclusive Video)". GoldDerby. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "On the Reserved and Refined Crafts of 'Spotlight'". Variety. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "'Spotlight' Editor Tom McArdle On Reteaming With Tom McCarthy & His Traditional Working Style - AwardsLine". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Independent Spirit Awards: The complete winners list

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