Precursor History: American Cinema Editors (Documentary)

Category Details

Category Active: 1961 – Present

Note

The comparisons to Oscar below are based on the ACE’s correlation to Best Documentary Feature.

Key

Precursor Winner
[O] – Oscar Nominee
[O] – Oscar Winner

Decade Shortcuts

2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s

2010s

2013

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Blackfish
Tim’s Vermeer
20 Feet from Stardom [O]

2012

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Samsara
Searching for Sugar Man [O]
West of Memphis

2011

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Freedom Riders
George Harrison: Living in the Material World

2010

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Exit Through the Gift Shop [O]
Inside Job [O]
Waiting for “Superman”

2000s

2009

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Cove [O]
Food, Inc. [O]
This Is It

2008

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Bush’s War, Parts 1 and 2
Chicago 10
Man on Wire [O]

2007

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Darfur Now
The Pixar Story
Sicko [O]

2006

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Baghdad ER
An Inconvenient Truth [O]
When the Leaveees Broke, Part 1

2005

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Grizzly Man
James Dean: Forever Young
March of the Penguins [O]
Million Dollar Baby [O]

2004

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Fahrenheit 9/11
My Architect
Riding Giants

2003

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Capturing the Friedmans [O]
The Fog of War [O]
Spellbound

2002

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Bowling for Columbine [O]
The Kid Stays in the Picture
Sonds of Memphis
Shrek

2001

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Chop Suey
The City and the World
The Endurance

2000

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport [O]
Judy’s Time
Shooting War

1990s

1999

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Buena Vista Social Club [O]
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius
Old Man River

1998

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Cruise
Dancemaker [O]
The Last Days [O]

1997

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Frank Capra’s American Dream
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Year of the Horse

1996

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Last Feast of the Crocodiles
Looking for Richard
The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage

1995

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Crumb
30 Years of Natioanl Geographic Specials
Unzipped

1994

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Africa: The Serengeti
Hoop Dreams
That’s Entertainment! III

1993

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Baraka
Survivors of the Skeleton
Visions of Light

1992

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Donner Party
Fires of Kuwait [O]
MGM: When the Lion Roars

1991

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Berkeley in the Sixties
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse
Madonna: Truth or Dare

1990

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Civil War
Journey to the Forgotten River
This Reporter

1980s

1989

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend
The Great Dinosaur Hunt
Roger & Me

1988

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Explorers: A Century of Discovery
Eyes on the Prize
The Thin Blue Line

1987

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Lions of the African Night
Treasures from the Past
Unseen Worlds

1986

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Grizzly: The Shining Mountains
Home Free: Return of the Bald Eagle
Mother Teresa
Realm of the Alligator

1985

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Creation of the Universe
Land of the Tiger
The Statue of Liberty [O]

1984

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Among the Wild Chimpanzees
Lions of the Mara
Out of the Ashes

1983

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Adapt or Die
Born of Fire
Say Amen, Somebody
The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time

1982

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Burden of Dreams
The Thames

1981

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Before the Storms of Winter
Clipperton: The Island Time Forgot
The Day After Trinity

1980

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Can’t It Be Anyone Else
The Superliners: Twilight of an Era
Whatever Happened to Lori Jean Lloyd

1970s

1979

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Desert Spring
Gold

1978

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Living Sands of Namib
Mickey’s 50
The Secret Life of Plants

1977

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Gentile Giants of the Pacific
Life Goes to War: Hollywood and the Home Front
Oscar Presents: The War Movies and John Wayne

1976

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Life Goes to the Movies
The Memory of Justice
That’s Entertainment, Part II

1975

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Seabirds of Isabela
Search for the Great Apes
This Britain… Heritage of the Sea

1974

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Beautiful People
Following the Tundra Wolf
That’s Entertainment!

1973

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Flight of the Snow Geese
South to Fire and Ice
Walls of Fire [O]

1972

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Bengal Tiger
Forgotten Mermaids
Julie

1971

No Award Given

1970

No Award Given

1960s

1969

No Award Given

1968

No Award Given

1967

No Award Given

1966

No Award Given

1965

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

A Slice of Sunday

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