British Film Editors has announced the nominations for its inaugural BFE Cut Above Awards that celebrate and recognise excellence in Editing and Post Production of Film and TV streamed or screened in the UK.

British Film Editors, the UK association of editors and assistants working in all genres of the UK Film, TV & Streaming industries, has announced 18 film and TV shows have received nominations with the BBC and Netflix getting six each.

Voting is exclusive to BFE members and opens on Monday 1st February. The voting window closes on Sunday 28th February with The Cut Above Awards Ceremony taking place virtually on Friday 5th March


Here’s the full list of nominations

Best Edited Single Drama
Alan Baumgarten, ACE, BFE – The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Amblin Partners, Netflix

Maya Maffioli – Rocks – Fable Pictures, Altitude

Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, ACE, BFE – Misbehaviour – Left Bank Pictures, Pathé

Mark Towns, BFE – Saint Maud – Escape Plan Productions, StudioCanal UK

Jinmo Yang – Parasite – CJ Entertainment & Barunson E&A, Curzon Artificial Eye


Best Edited Series or Miniseries – Drama

Guy Bensley, John Dwelly, BFE, Amy Hounsell, Mike Phillips, Christian Sandino-Taylor, Lindsey Woodward – I May Destroy You – Various Artists & FALKNA, BBC

Chris Dickens, ACE & Steve McQueen – Small Axe – Turbine Studios & Lammas Park, BBC

Nathan Nugent & Stephen O’Connell – Normal People – Element Pictures, BBC

Michelle Tesoro, ACE – The Queen’s Gambit – Flitcraft & Wonderful Films, Netflix


Best Edited Single Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme

Jeff Buchanan, ACE, Zoe Schack – Beastie Boys Story – Fresh Bread & Pulse Films, Apple TV+

Davis Coombe – The Social Dilemma – Exposure Labs, Netflix

Martin Elsbury – David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet – Silverback & WWF, Netflix

Charlome Landelius, Hanna Lejonqvist, SFK – I Am Greta – BR.F, BBC


Best Edited Series or Miniseries – Documentary/Non-Fiction

Doug Abel, ACE, Nicholas Biageq, Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, Daniel Koehler, Geoffrey Richman, ACE – Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness – Goode Films, Netflix

Justin Badger, William Grayburn, Samuel R. Santana – The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty – 72 Films, BBC

Steve Taylor (Lead Editor), Alvin Campana, Peter Denes, Geoff Matheson, Eamonn O’Connor – Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer – Saloon Media, Amazon Prime

Maria Cataldo, Cy Christiansen, Marion Delarche, Emmanuel Nomikos, Joshua L. Pearson, James Steelman – Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich – Radical Media and James Pamerson Entertainment, Netflix

Mike Davey, William Grayburn, Anna Price, Simon Sykes – Once Upon A Time In Iraq – KEO Films, BBC


There are two further categories, peer-nominated by editors and assistants, decided by a jury, that will see two individuals presented with the following BFE honours. These awards are named after BFE editors who passed away in 2020:

The Michael Johns BFE Award for Outstanding Assistant Editor

In honour of editor Michael Johns, who was a long time governor. Michael was passionate about helping and promoting people in the industry.
This award is open to any assistant editor in the UK.

The Chris Crookall BFE Award for Breakthrough Editor

Chris Crookall was a younger BFE member who was enjoying an outstanding career.
This will be awarded to a BFE member in the early stage of their career. It recognises a junior editor who shows the qualities and attributes to go far.


Jon Creamer

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