Avid celebrates Oscar, BAFTA and ACE wins
March 16, 2023

Avid celebrates Oscar, BAFTA and ACE wins

BURLINGTON, MA — Avid (avid.com) customers were represented throughout the Oscars, BAFTAs and the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddies, particularly the users of its Media Composer and Pro Tools solutions. All of the nominees for the Oscar for Best Sound at the 95th Academy Awards used Pro Tools, including the winner Top Gun: Maverick (Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor). Other nominees included Avatar: The Way of Water (Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges); The Batman (Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson); Elvis (David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller); and All Quiet on the Western Front (Viktor Prásil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte), which won the BAFTA for Best Sound.

Nine out of the 10 nominees for the Oscar for Best Picture were edited with Media Composer. Four out of the five nominees for the Oscar for Best Film Editing used Media Composer, including Top Gun: Maverick, edited by Eddie Hamilton, ACE, whose work previously earned him an ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Dramatic Feature Film, in addition to a BAFTA nomination. 

Other nominees for the Oscar for Best Film Editing included Banshees of Inisherin (Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, ACE); Elvis (Matt Villa and Johnathan Redmond); and Tár (Monika Willi). 

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio won the Oscar for Animated Feature Film, and also scooped up the ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Animated Feature Film (Ken Schretzmann, ACE, and Holly Klein) and the BAFTA for Best Animated Film.

For the live Oscars telecast, Avid provided a complete Media Composer setup on stage, representing state of the art technology for the moment that honored the history and craft of Film Editing.

“It is an absolute thrill that Hollywood’s creative community chooses Avid’s tools to produce the world’s most memorable and admired storytelling,” says Jeff Rosica, CEO, Avid. “Across Avid, we’re extremely proud of all of our amazing users and we love these moments for celebrating them. Their accomplishments inspire us to continue innovating Media Composer and Pro Tools to push storytelling capabilities further than ever imagined.”

The Academy first awarded an Oscar for Best Editing to an Avid user in 1996. In 1998, Avid received an Oscar for concept, system design and engineering of Media Composer for motion picture editing, and in 2004 received an Oscar for pioneering the world of digital audio production with Pro Tools.