Precursor History: American Cinema Editors

Category Details

Category Active: 1961 – Present

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]

ANIMATION EDITING

Despicable Me 2 [O]
Frozen [O]
Monsters University

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Blackfish
Tim’s Vermeer
20 Feet from Stardom [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
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook [O]
Ted

ANIMATION EDITING

Brave
Frankenweenie
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Samsara
Searching for Sugar Man
West of Memphis

2011

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

ANIMATION EDITING

The Adventures of Tintin
Puss in Boots
Rango

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

2010

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

ANIMATION EDITING

Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

2000s

2009

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

ANIMATION EDITING

Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Up

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Cove
Food, Inc.
This Is It

2008

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

2007

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Darfur Now
The Pixar Story
Sicko

2006

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

2005

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Fahrenheit 9/11
My Architect
Riding Giants

2003

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Capturing the Friedmans
The Fog of War
Spellbound

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

2001

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Chop Suey
The City and the World
The Endurance

2000

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1990s

1999

DRAMA EDITING

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

COMEDY/MUSICAL EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1998

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Cruise
Dancemaker
The Last Days

1997

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1996

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1995

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Crumb
30 Years of Natioanl Geographic Specials
Unzipped

1994

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1993

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Baraka
Survivors of the Skeleton
Visions of Light

1992

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1991

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1990

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Civil War
Journey to the Forgotten River
This Reporter

1980s

1989

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1988

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1987

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Lions of the African Night
Treasures from the Past
Unseen Worlds

1986

EDITING

Hoosiers
The Mission [O]
Platoon [O]

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1985

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Creation of the Universe
Land of the Tiger
The Statue of Liberty

1984

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1983

EDITING

Flashdance [O]
The Right Stuff [O]
WarGames

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1982

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Burden of Dreams
The Thames

1981

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1980

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1970s

1979

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Desert Spring
Gold

1978

EDITING

The Deer Hunter [O]
Hooper
Superman [O]

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1977

EDITING

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

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

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1975

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

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

1974

EDITING

Earthquake [O]
The Longest Yard [O]
The Towering Inferno [O]

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Beautiful People
Following the Tundra Wolf
That’s Entertainment!

1973

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Flight of the Snow Geese
South to Fire and Ice
Walls of Fire

1972

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

The Bengal Tiger
Forgotten Mermaids
Julie

1971

EDITING

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

1970

EDITING

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

1960s

1969

EDITING

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

1968

EDITING

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

1967

EDITING

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

1966

EDITING

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

1965

EDITING

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

DOCUMENTARY EDITING

A Slice of Sunday

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 [O]
Tom Jones

1962

EDITING

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

1961

EDITING

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

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