Cut Above Awards recognize UK editing talent
March 10, 2021

Cut Above Awards recognize UK editing talent

LONDON — The winners of the inaugural British Film Editors Cut Above Awards ( were announced on Friday, March 5th. The event was live streamed via YouTube Premiere and recognized the accomplishments of editors and assistants, who work in all genres of the film, TV and streaming industries.

The winners were as follows: 

Best Edited Single Drama:
Jinmo Yang - Parasite (CJ Entertainment & Barunson E&A, Curzon Artificial Eye)  

Best Edited Single Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme: 
Davis Coombe - The Social Dilemma (Exposure Labs, Netflix)

Best Edited Series or Miniseries: Drama: 
Michelle Tesoro - The Queen’s Gambit (Flitcraft & Wonderful Films, Netflix)

Best Edited Series or Miniseries: Documentary or Non-Fiction: 
Mike Davey, William Grayburn, Anna Price & Simon Sykes - Once Upon A Time In Iraq 
(KEO Films, BBC, Radical Media and James Pearson Entertainment)

Micheal Johns Award for Outstanding Assistant Editor: 
Ruth Antoine 

Chris Crookall Award for Breakthrough Editor: 
Lindsey Woodward 

The Awards were hosted by actress Michelle Collins, with guest appearances from Kay Mellor, Jane Corbin and Eddie Hamilton. Singer/songwriter Life Like Charlie surprised the audience with a performance of the song “We’ll Fix it in the Edit”. 

The Awards were sponsored by The Farm Group, Yellowmoon, Warner Chappell Production Music, Lightworks, Molinare, Roundtable Post, The Cutting Room and composer Ray Russell. 

“We congratulate the winners and nominees of the BFE Cut Above Awards 2021,” says Renée Edwards, BFE chair. “They are a reflection of editors across the globe, who this past year have immersed themselves to deliver some of the most memorable, moving and thought-provoking films that we have seen.”