Although many might not be excited by editing categories, it’s a fantastic tell for who will win top prizes at the Oscars. Editing can make or break a film. It develops the pacing, chooses which takes to use and how to manipulate the drama, and it comes together to create the final film that we watch.
Arrival and La La Land came out with top prizes for feature films, which keeps the Hollywood musical in top contention and gives Arrival and additional boost after securing 9 nominations at the Oscars. OJ: Made In America won their documentary category, giving us another indicator of their successes as well.
Check out the full winners list, below!
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC)
- Arrival – Joe Walker, ACE
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY)
- La La Land – Tom Cross, ACE
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
- Zootopia – Fabienne Rawley & Jeremy Milton
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES – NON-COMMERCIAL
- Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards” – Tim Porter, ACE
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES – COMMERCIAL
- This is Us: “Pilot” – David L. Bertman, ACE
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES
- Veep: “Morning After” – Steven Rasch, ACE
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE (NON-THEATRICAL)
- All the Way – Carol Littleton, ACE
BEST EDITED NON-SCRIPTED SERIES
- Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Senegal – Mustafa Bhagat
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
- O.J.: Made in America – Bret Granato, Maya Mumma & Ben Sozanski
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (TELEVISION)
- Everything is Copy – Bob Eisenhart, ACE