Precursor History: American Cinema Editors (Picture)

Category Details

Category Active: 1961 – Present

Note

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

Key

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

Decade Shortcuts

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

2010s

2013

DRAMA EDITING

Captain Phillips [O]
Gravity [O]
Her [O]
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave [O]

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

American Hustle [O]
August: Osage County
Inside Llewyn Davis [O]
Nebraska [O]
The Wolf of Wall Street [O]

2012

DRAMA EDITING

Argo [O]
Life of Pi [O]
Lincoln [O]
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty [O]

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables [O]
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook [O]
Ted

2011

DRAMA EDITING

The Descendants [O]
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo [O]
Moneyball [O]
War Horse [O]

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

The Artist [O]
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris [O]
My Week with Marilyn
Young Adult

2010

DRAMA EDITING

Black Swan [O]
The Fighter [O]
Inception [O]
The King’s Speech [O]
The Social Network [O]

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

Alice in Wonderland
Easy A
The Kids Are All Right [O]
Made in Dagenham
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

ANIMATION EDITING

Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3 [O]

2000s

2009

DRAMA EDITING

Avatar [O]
District 9 [O]
The Hurt Locker [O]
Star Trek
Up in the Air [O]

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

(500) Days of Summer
The Hangover
It’s Complicated
Julie & Julia
A Serious Man [O]

ANIMATION EDITING

Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Up [O]

2008

DRAMA EDITING

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button [O]
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon [O]
Milk [O]
Slumdog Millionaire [O]

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

In Bruges
Mamma Mia
Tropic Thunder
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
WALL-E

2007

DRAMA EDITING

The Bourne Ultimatum
Into the Wild
Michael Clayton [O]
No Country for Old Men [O]
There Will Be Blood [O]

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

Hairpsray
Juno [O]
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Ratatouille
Sweeney Todd

2006

DRAMA EDITING

Babel [O]
Casino Royale
The Departed [O]
The Queen [O]
United 93

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

The Devil Wears Prada
Dreamgirls
Little Miss Sunshine [O]
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Thank You for Smoking

2005

DRAMA EDITING

Brokeback Mountain [O]
The Constant Gardener
Crash [O]
Good Night, and Good Luck [O]
Munich [O]

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Family Stone
Pride & Prejudice
Wedding Crashers
Walk the Line

2004

DRAMA EDITING

The Aviator [O]
Collateral
Finding Neverland [O]
Kill Bill, Vol. 2
Kinsey

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

De-Lovely
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Incredibles
Ray [O]
Sideways [O]

2003

DRAMA EDITING

Cold Mountain
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King{O} [O]
Master and Commander [O]
Mystic River [O]
Seabiscuit [O]

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

Bend It Like Beckham
Finding Nemo
Lost in Translation [O]
Pirates of the Caribbean
School of Rock

2002

DRAMA EDITING

About Schmidt
Gangs of New York [O]
The Hours [O]
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [O]
Minority Report

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

About a Boy
Adaptation
Chicago [O]
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Punch-Drunk Love

2001

DRAMA EDITING

A Beautiful Mind [O]
Black Hawk Down
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring{O} [O]
Memento

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

Amelie
Gosford Park [O]
Monsters, Inc.
Moulin Rouge [O]
The Royal Tenenbaums

2000

DRAMA EDITING

Billy Elliot
Cast Away
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [O]
Gladiator [O]
Traffic [O]

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

Almost Famous
Best in Show
Chocolat [O]
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Shanghai Noon

1990s

1999

DRAMA EDITING

American Beauty [O]
The Insider [O]
The Matrix
The Sixth Sense [O]
The Talented Mr. Ripley

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

Analyze This
Being John Malkovich
Election
Run Lola Run
Man on the Moon

1998

EDITING

The Horse Whisperer
Out of Sight
Saving Private Ryan [O]
Shakespeare in Love [O]
The Thin Red Line [O]

1997

EDITING

Air Force One
As Good As It Gets [O]
Good Will Hunting [O]
L.A. Confidential [O]
Titanic [O]

1996

EDITING

The English Patient [O]
Evita
Fargo [O]
The Rock
Shine [O]

1995

EDITING

Apollo 13 [O]
Braveheart [O]
Casino
Crimson Tide
The Usual Suspects

1994

EDITING

Forrest Gump [O]
Pulp Fiction [O]
The Shawshank Redemption [O]
Speed
True Lies

1993

EDITING

The Fugitive [O]
In the Line of Fire
In the Name of the Father [O]
The Piano [O]
Schindler’s List [O]

1992

EDITING

A Few Good Men [O]
The Last of the Mohicans
The Player
Scene of a Woman [O]
Unforgiven [O]

1991

EDITING

JFK [O]
The Silence of the Lambs [O]
Terminator 2

1990

EDITING

Dances with Wolves [O]
Ghost [O]
Good Fellas [O]

1980s

1989

EDITING

Born on the Fourth of July [O]
Field of Dreams [O]
Glory

1988

EDITING

Mississippi Burning [O]
Rain Man [O]
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1987

EDITING

Broadcast News [O]
Fatal Attraction [O]
The Last Emperor [O]

1986

EDITING

Hoosiers
The Mission [O]
Platoon [O]

1985

EDITING

Out of Africa [O]
Runaway Train
Witness [O]

1984

EDITING

Amadeus [O]
The Killing Fields [O]
Romancing the Stone

1983

EDITING

Flashdance
The Right Stuff [O]
WarGames

1982

EDITING

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial [O]
Gandhi [O]
Tootsie [O]

1981

EDITING

On Golden Pond [O]
Raiders of the Lost Ark [O]
Reds [O]

1980

EDITING

Coal Miner’s Daughter [O]
Fame
Raging Bull [O]

1970s

1979

EDITING

All That Jazz [O]
Apocalypse Now [O]
The Black Stallion

1978

EDITING

The Deer Hunter [O]
Hooper
Superman

1977

EDITING

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Star Wars [O]
The Turning Point [O]

1976

EDITING

All the President’s Men [O]
Network [O]
Rocky [O]

1975

EDITING

The Hindenburg
Jaws [O]
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest [O]

1974

EDITING

Earthquake
The Longest Yard
The Towering Inferno [O]

1973

EDITING

The Day of the Jackal
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
The Sting [O]

1972

EDITING

Cabaret [O]
The Godfather [O]
The Poseidon Adventure

1971

EDITING

The African Elephant
Fiddler on the Roof [O]
The French Connection [O]
Kotch
Summer of ’42
Willard

1970

EDITING

Airport [O]
The Great White Hope
M*A*S*H [O]
Patton [O]
Tora! Tora! Tora

1960s

1969

EDITING

Anne of the Thousand Days [O]
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [O]
Hello, Dolly! [O]
The Secret of Santa Vittoria

1968

EDITING

The Boston Strangler
Bullitt
Funny Girl [O]
The Odd Couple
Oliver! [O]

1967

EDITING

Beach Red
Bonnie and Clyde [O]
The Dirty Dozen
Doctor Dolittle [O]
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner [O]
In the Heat of the Night [O]

1966

EDITING

Fantastic Voyage
Grand Prix
The Professionals
The Sand Pebbles [O]
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [O]

1965

EDITING

Dear Brigitte
The Flight of the Phoenix
The Sound of Music [O]
A Thousand Clowns [O]
Tokyo Olympiad

1964

EDITING

Becket [O]
Mary Poppins [O]
My Fair Lady [O]
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
What a Way to Go!

1963

EDITING

Cleopatra [O]
How the West Was Won [O]
Hud
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Tom Jones [O]

1962

EDITING

Lawrence of Arabia [O]
The Longest Day [O]
Mutiny on the Bounty [O]
To Kill a Mockingbird [O]
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

1961

EDITING

Fanny [O]
The Hustler [O]
Judgment at Nuremberg [O]
The Parent Trap
Pocketful of Miracles

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