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.

Actress

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Brandy Burre had a regular role in the TV series ‘The Wire’ before deciding to dedicate herself to her role as housewife with two small children in a suburb of New York City. Now she is in her late 30s...

Citizenfour

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

Laura Poitras was at work on the final installment of her trilogy about the aftermath of 9/11 (after My Country, My Country and The Oath), focusing on American electronic surveillance and whistleblowers, when she received an encrypted email from a...

Life Itself

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score

In 2013, we lost Roger Ebert—arguably the nation’s best-known and most influential movie critic. Based on his memoir of the same name, Life Itself recounts Ebert’s fascinating and flawed journey—from politicized school newspaperman, to Chicago Sun-Times movie critic, to Pulitzer...

Ne Me Quitte Pas

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Outstanding Achievement in Editing

The crisis of masculinity subgenre gets reworked in this one-of-a-kind documentary, which follows, with surprising humility and hilarity, the downward spiral of two Belgian farmers’ mid-life crises. Left by his wife for another man, Marcel falls into a deep depression...

Point and Shoot

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Editing

In 2006, Matt VanDyke, a timid 27 year old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, left home in Baltimore and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood”. He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three year...

The Case Against 8

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Production

Following the passage of California’s controversial Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage, progressive David Boies and ultra-conservative Ted Olson, legendary foes who had faced off in Bush v. Gore, formed an unexpected legal partnership to fight for its overturn, with...

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