British Film Editors has revealed the winners of this year’s Cut Above Awards.

The ten Best Editor categories were revealed on Friday at an event at The Century Club in Soho.

This year Michael Harte, ACE BFE  won two awards.

“Congratulations to all the winners! Our awards go from strength to strength, thanks to our sponsors and the global editing community’s determination to have its work acknowledged and the desire to support each other,” said BFE Chair, Renée Edwards BFE.



Best Edited Single Drama – Sponsored by Adobe

Oppenheimer – Jennifer Lame, ACE

“There’s a lot of awards this time of year, but to get an award like this from your peers means the world.” Jennifer Lame, ACE

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

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

“All I can do is say ‘thank you’ to Michael J. Fox and his partner Tracy,  and his family for letting us tell their story, and trusting us to do so.” Michael Harte, ACE BFE

Best Edited British Drama Sponsored by Televisual

Poor Things – Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE BFE

“This is a great honour to me, thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE BFE

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

The Deepest Breath – Julian Hart, BFE

“I’m so glad The Deepest Breath connected so well with the audiences. I was drawn to the project by the chance to really immerse the audience into the world of  diving into the deep. Sound design was a great part of that. So we brought it into the editing process.” Julian Hart, BFE

Best Edited Single Animation Sponsored by Sandisk Professional

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

“I truly appreciate this award, this is quite an honour,  especially coming from colleagues, who recognise what we put into these movies.” Michael Andrews, ACE

Best Edited Current Affairs – Sponsored by Grey Man Production Music

20 Days in Mariupol – Michelle Mizner

“Despite such difficult material, and a difficult moment in time, I’ve rarely been inspired so much in the edit.” Michelle Mizner.

Best Edited Series: Comedy – Sponsored by Composer Ray Russell

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

 “Thank you to Yana Gorskaya, she invented the style which is Shadows, and now she directs.  What a success story.” Liza Cardinale, ACE.

Best Edited Series: Animation – Sponsored by Plucky

Blue Eye Samurai – Yuka Shirasuna & Brad Lee Zimmerman

“Blue Eye Samurai does not exist without its creators Ambor Noizumi and Michael Green, your devotion to greatness and storytelling has been profoundly inspirational to me.” Brad Lee Zimmerman.

Best Edited Series: Drama  – Sponsored by MediaTracks Music

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

“The Bear is a show which lives and dies by the energy we are creating in the edit room. I love the way Chris Store directs, it’s always emotion driven.” Joanna Naugle, ACE BFE

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

Beckham – Michael Harte, ACE BFE

“I’d like to thank the Beckhams, this is a ultimately a story about a family,  and I want to thank them for trusting us with their story.” Michael Harte, ACE BFE

Chris Crookall Award for Breakthrough Editor – Sponsored by Salon – Harfun Li 

“Thank you, I feel very humbled. It’s refreshing to see that in the last few years there’s definitely more voices being heard  and I want to be part of that.” Harfun Li.

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

“As well as giving his team the space to grow on blockbuster films we were impressed by the way he manages to be part of editorial discussions, and he will also receive an associate editor credit on his next film. Congratulations Chris.” St John O’Rorke BFE Governor in charge of the award.

Picture: Poor Things Film Editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis. Photo by Ula Blocksage

Jon Creamer

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