Outstanding Achievement in Editing

In nonfiction filmmaking, the editor is the sculptor, the script writer and often the savior. They take hours and hours of raw footage and craft a narrative that gives life and resonance to the director’s vision. Here we acknowledge the editor’s prime role in the creative construction of documentary film. Previous winners in this category include Doug Abel, Jenny Golden and Andy Grieve for Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2008), Jinx Godfrey for Man on Wire (2009), Janus Billeskov-Jansen and Thomas Papapetros for Burma VJ (2010), Chris King and Tom Fulford for Exit Through the Gift Shop (2011), Gregers Sall and Chris King for Senna (2012) and T. Woody Richman and Tyler H. Walk for How to Survive a Plague.

Amy

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse instantly captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her...

Best of Enemies

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Editing

In the summer of 1968, the ABC television network — dead last in the ratings — took a major gamble when it hired two politically opposed intellectuals, leftist writer Gore Vidal and staunch conservative William F. Buckley, Jr., to debate...

How to Change the World

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Editing

In 1971, a group of journalists, scientists, and hippies set sail on a mission to prevent American atomic tests on an Alaskan Island. Transformed by the experience, this small grassroots band of activists launched the start of the Greenpeace movement....

Listen to me Marlon

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

A treasure trove of audiotapes yields a unique autobiographical portrait of one of cinema’s greatest actors, Marlon Brando. Over 300 hours of intimate recordings that date back as far as the 1940s reveal a frank, self-aware man, by turns funny,...

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation

Twenty years after his death, Kurt Cobain, the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana remains a rock music icon. This fully authorized, mixed-media portrait blends Cobain’s personal archive of artwork, journals, music, and previously unseen home movies with animation...

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