British Film Editors has revealed the nominees for 2024 Cut Above Awards and for the Chris Crookall Award for Breakthrough Editor and the Michael Johns Award for Outstanding Assistant Editor.

BFE members are currently voting for 10 film editing categories  with all winners to be revealed in a live stream from the awards ceremony on 16th February.

Renée Edwards, BFE Chair, said, “We are excited for our 4th BFE Cut Above Awards. The pace at which BFE is growing and the increasing level of support and spotlighting we are able to bring to our craft is something we’ve long dreamed of.”


Chris Crookall Award for Breakthrough Editor – Sponsored by Salon

Jasmin John

Nathan Summerfield

Harfun Li

Fiorella Santaniello


Michael Johns BFE Award for Outstanding Assistant Editor– Sponsored by Universal Production Music

Elise Anderson

Christopher Frith

Kirsty Hampton

Rob Redford

Jan Schroeder

Highly Commended: Raphi Randell & Sion Roberts (a job share)


Best Edited Single Drama – Sponsored by Adobe

Oppenheimer – Jennifer Lame, ACE

Past Lives – Keith Fraase

Poor Things – Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE BFE

Saltburn – Victoria Boydell BFE


Best Edited Single Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme – Sponsored by London Sync

20 Days in Mariupol – Michelle Mizner

Still: A Michael J Fox Movie – Michael Harte, ACE BFE

The Deepest Breath – Julian Hart, BFE

Tish – Angela Slaven & Lindsay Watson


Best Edited Single Animation

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – Stephen Perkins BFE

Elemental – Stephen Schaffer, ACE

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Michael Andrews, ACE

The Boy and the Heron – Rie Matsubara, Takeshi Seyama & Akane Shiraishi


Best Edited Current Affairs – Sponsored by Grey Man Production Music

20 Days in Mariupol – Michelle Mizner

Russell Brand: In Plain Sight – Florence Kennard BFE

Ukraine’s War Diaries – Pawel Slawek BFE

North Korea: The Insiders – Adam Richardson BFE


Best Edited Series: Comedy

What We Do in the Shadows – Season 5 – Thomas Calderon, Liza Cardinale, ACE, A.J. Dickerson, ACE & Dane McMaster, ACE

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel – Season 5 – Ant Boys, ACE BFE, Tim Streeto, ACE & Zana Bochar

Ted Lasso – Season 3 – Melissa McCoy, ACE, A.J. Catoline, ACE , Francesca Castro & Alex Szabo

Extraordinary – Dan Crinnion, Carly Brown BFE & Adam Moss


Best Edited Series: Animation

Blue Eye Samurai – Yuka Shirasuna & Brad Lee Zimmerman

Rick and Morty – Season 7 – Lee Harting, ACE

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off – Keisuke Yanagi

Star Wars Visions – Season 2 – Rodrigo Blaas, Richie Cody, ACE BFE, Tarek Karkoutly, Emily Killick & Clea Mallinson


Best Edited Series: Drama

Succession – Season 4 – Ken Eluto, ACE, Jane Rizzo, ACE, Bill Henry, ACE, Ellen Tam & Venya Bruk

The Bear – Season 2 – Joanna Naugle, ACE BFE, Adam Epstein, ACE BFE, Nia Imani & Megan Mancini

Slow Horses – Season 3 – Zsófia Tálas & Sam Williams

The Last of Us – Season 1 – Timothy Good, ACE BFE, Emily Mendez BFE, Cindy Mollo, ACE & Mark Hartzell, ACE


Best Edited Series: Documentary or Non-Fiction – Sponsored by Molinare

Beckham – Michael Harte, ACE BFE

Louis Theroux Interviews – Season 2 – Robbie Pettigrew, Daniel Gulley & Holly Lubbock BFE

Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland – Anna Price, Simon Sykes, Justin Badger, William Grayburn & Bjorn Johnson

MH370: The Plane That Disappeared – Jane Hodge BFE, Duncan Hill, Greg O’Toole, ACE & Safi Ferrah


Best Edited British Drama

Poor Things – Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE BFE

Saltburn – Victoria Boydell BFE

Tetris – Col Goudie BFE, Ben Mills BFE, Martin Walsh, ACE

The Zone of Interest – Paul Watts


Best Edited British Documentary or Non-Fiction – Sponsored by No Sheet Music

Right Here, Right Now – Eoin McDonagh ISE

Tish – Angela Slaven & Lindsay Watson

Russell Brand: In Plain Sight – Florence Kennard BFE

The Deepest Breath – Julian Hart, BFE

Jon Creamer

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