British Film Editors has announced the full nominations list for the twelve categories in its Cut Above Awards for Editors and Assistant Editors in TV and Film.

Three editors have been nominated in more than one categories. Rupert Houseman, Editor of Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes, Julian Hart Editor of Raw TV documentary The Tinder Swindler for Netflix and Mikkel E G Nielsen, ACE BFE, Editor of feature The Banshees of Inisherin, from director Martin McDonagh.

The four nominees for Best Edited Single Drama are also nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Editing and BAFTA for Editing. In addition to Nielsen for The Banshees of Inisherin, these are Jonathan Redmond BFE and Matt Villa, ACE ASE BFE for Elvis, Paul Rogers for Everything Everywhere All at Once and Eddie Hamilton, ACE, BFE for Top Gun: Maverick.

The BFE nominations event was hosted by Universal Production Music at its HQ in Kings Cross with speeches from UPM President Jane Carter and BFE Chair Renée Edwards.

The nominations were announced by Bonnie Poole, St John O’Rorke (BFE Governor and head of the Michael Johns Awards Panel) and Nick Long (MD of Salon Rentals).

The Awards are supported by Adobe, BAM Music, Salon Rentals, Televisual, Grey Man Production Music, Twickenham Film Studios and Universal Production Music. The overall sponsors for the awards are Adobe and Salon Rentals.

The 2023 BFE Cut Above Awards will be announced on Friday 24 February 2023 from 8:00pm GMT.

British Film Editors Cut Above Awards 2023 Nominations List

Best Edited Single Drama Sponsored by Adobe
The Banshees of Inisherin – Mikkel E G Nielsen, ACE BFE

Elvis – Jonathan Redmond BFE, Matt Villa, ACE ASE BFE

Everything Everywhere All at Once – Paul Rogers

Top Gun: Maverick – Eddie Hamilton, ACE BFE

Best Edited Single Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme sponsored by BAM Music
Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes – Rupert Houseman

Fire of Love – Erin Casper and Jocelyne Chaput

Moonage Daydream – Brett Morgen

The Tinder Swindler – Julian Hart

Best Edited Single Animation
The Bad Guys – John Venzon, ACE, BFE

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Holly Klein and Ken Schretzmann, ACE

Lightyear – Anthony J . Greenberg

Turning Red – Steve Bloom and Nicholas C Smith, ACE

Best Edited Current Affairs Sponsored by Grey Man Production Music
Exposure – Afghanistan: No Country for Women – Mark Summers

Lyra – Chloe Lambourne

Navalny – Maya Hawke and Langdon Page

Panorama – The Post Office Scandal – Simon Thorne BFE

Best Edited Series: Drama Sponsored by Twickenham Film Studios
The Bear – Adam Epstein, ACE and Joanna Naugle

Better Call Saul – Season 6 – Joey Liew, Skip Macdonald, ACE, Chris McCaleb, ACE and Joey Reinisch

The English – Andy Morrison BFE and Ben Yeates

The White Lotus – Season 2 – Heather Persons, ACE BFE and John M. Valerio, ACE

Best Edited Series: Documentary or Non-Fiction
Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story – Ben Brown and Adam Dolniak

Moors Murders – Finlay Milne

Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing – Season 5 – Doug Bryson BFE

Trainwreck: Woodstock 99 – Chris Duveen, Bjorn Johnson and Hugh Williams

Best Edited Series: Animation
Bob’s Burgers – Season 13 – Jeremy Reuben, ACE BFE

Love, Death + Robots – Season 3 – Kirk Baxter, ACE, Julian Clarke, Dave Conte, Matt Mariska, Jim May, Alberto Mielgo, Stephen Mulholland BFE, Tyler Nelson, Sabrina Pitre CCE, Todd Raleigh and Hiroaki Sasa

Prehistoric Planet – Andy Hague, Richard Ketteridge

Rick & Morty – Season 6 – Anne Harting,Lee Harting and Nick Reczynski

Best Edited Series: Comedy Sponsored by Universal Production Music
Atlanta – Season 4 – Jen Bryson, Isaac Hagy, ACE, Kyle Reiter, ACE and Cameron Ross

Derry Girls – Season 3 – Lucien Clayton and Nigel Williams BFE

Only Murders in the Building – Season 2 – David L. Bertman, ACE, Payton Koch, Peggy Tachdjian and Shelly Westerman MPEG 700 ACE

What We Do in the Shadows – Season 4 – Hannah Anaya, Thomas Calderón, Liza Cardinale, ACE, Yana Gorskaya, ACE, Dane McMaster, ACE and Wendy Nomiyama

Best Edited British Drama
Aftersun – Blair McClendon

The Banshees of Inisherin – Mikkel E G Nielsen ACE BFE

Living – Chris Wyatt BFE

The Swimmers – Iain Kitching BFE

Best Edited British Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme
A Bunch of Amateurs – Leah Marino

Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes – Rupert Houseman

Nothing Compares – Mick Mahon

The Tinder Swindler – Julian Hart

Michael Johns BFE Award for Outstanding Assistant Editor
Kelly Allum

Riccardo Bacigalupo

Douglas Bunnage Flavell

Andrew Laas

Casey Wong

As well as celebrating and supporting editors in TV and film, British Film Editors also celebrate and support assistant editors. This award is part of that celebration.

Chris Crookall Award for Breakthrough Editor Sponsored by Salon
Jack Goessens

Caroline Hodge

Aideen Johnston

Ben Mills BFE

Fiona Starogardzki ISE

The Chris Crookall Award for Breakthrough Editor celebrates emerging editors with outstanding achievements in 2022. Part of the BFE mission is to champion members’ work and to nurture upcoming and exciting new talent.

British Film Editors is a non-profit association of film and television editors and assistant editors in the UK. Qualifying assistant editors and editors can apply to join here.

Pippa Considine

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