The nominees for the British Film Editors 2022 Cut Above Awards have been announced.

Eight editors have received more than one nod, with their productions nominated in two categories. These are Úna Ní Dhonghaíle for Belfast, Nicolas Chaudeurge, Rebecca Lloyd & Jacob Secher Schulsinger for Cow, Janus Billeskov Jansen for Flee, Sarah Brewerton for It’s A Sin and Danny Collins & Mark Hammill for 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room.

Joe Walker has been given a nod for his work on feature film Dune, for which he won an Oscar on Sunday.

The annual BFE Cut Above Awards are the UK’s only awards ceremony to solely recognise excellence in film editing.

The nominees were announced at an event at Twickenham Film Studios. Over the coming months, the voting process will be undertaken by full and associate members of BFE. The voting window closes on Monday 25th April.

The winners will be announced on the 29th April during the virtual ceremony, which will be live-streamed.

Two further categories will be peer-nominated by editors and assistants and decided by a jury. These awards are named in memory of two BFE members who passed away in 2020: The Michael Johns Award for Outstanding Assistant Editor and the Chris Crookall Award for Breakthrough Editor.


Full list of nominations:

Best Edited Single Drama
(Sponsored by Lightworks)
BELFAST – Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
DUNE – Joe Walker
POWER OF THE DOG – Peter Sciberras
THE LOST DAUGHTER – Affonso Gonçalves

Best Edited Single Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme
9/11: INSIDE THE PRESIDENT’S WAR ROOM – Danny Collins & Mark Hammill
COW – Nicolas Chaudeurge, Rebecca Lloyd & Jacob Secher Schulsinger
FLEE – Janus Billeskov Jansen
SUMMER OF SOUL – Joshua L. Pearson

Best Edited Single Animation
FLEE – Janus Billeskov Jansen
LUCA – Catherine Apple & Jason Hudak
RON’S GONE WRONG – David Burrows, James Cooper & Sim Evan-Jones

Best Edited Series: Drama
IT’S A SIN – Sarah Brewerton
MARE OF EASTTOWN – Amy E. Duddleston & Naomi Sunrise Filoramo
SQUID GAME – Nam Na-young
SUCCESSION (SEASON 3) – Ken Eluto, Jane Rizo, Ellen Tam & Brian A. Kates

Best Edited Series: Documentary or Non-Fiction
AMBULANCE (SEASON 8) – Manuela Lupini, Ruari Muir, Olivia Baldwin, Luke Flight, Pawel Slawek & Jess Illingworth
LIVERPOOL NARCOS – Tom Dixon-Spain & Nadeem Khan
THE DETECTIVES: FIGHTING ORGANISED CRIME – Sam Bergson, Brad Manning & Otto Burnham

Best Edited Series: Animation
ARCANE – Gilad Carmel, Lawrence Gan, Roberto Fernandez, Ernesto Matamoros, Nazim Meslem, Ivan Bilancio, Martin Jay, Benjamin Massoubre, Emmanuel Pilinski & David Ian Salter.
BOB’S BURGERS (SEASON 12) – Jeremy Reuben
ELLIOTT FROM EARTH – Tony Hull & Richard Overall
INVINCIBLE – Scott Winlaw, Matthew Sipple & Alyssa Bauer

Best Edited Series: Comedy
MOTHERLAND (SEASON 3) – Nigel Williams
SEX EDUCATION (SEASON 3) – Steve Ackroyd, David Webb, Phil Hignett & Izabella Curry
TED LASSO (SEASON 2) – Melissa McCoy, A.J. Catoline & Francesca Castro
THE WHITE LOTUS – Heather Persons & John M. Valerio
THIS TIME WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE – Robin Peters & Mark Davies

Best Edited British Drama
(Sponsored by Warner Chappell Production Music and Televisual)
BELFAST – Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
IT’S A SIN – Sarah Brewerton
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO – Paul Machliss
NO TIME TO DIE – Tom Cross & Elliot Graham

Best Edited British Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme
(Sponsored by Warner Chappell Production Music and Televisual)
9/11: INSIDE THE PRESIDENT’S WAR ROOM – Danny Collins & Mark Hammill
COW – Nicolas Chaudeurge, Rebecca Lloyd & Jacob Secher Schulsinger
SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS – Michael Aaglund, Kara Blake & Mariko Montpetit

Michael Johns Award for Outstanding Assistant Editor:
(Sponsored by Ability Academy)

Nominations tbc

Chris Crookall Award for Breakthrough Editor:
(Sponsored by Salon Rentals Ltd)

Nominations tbc

Pippa Considine

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