AACTA Award for Best Editing

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AACTA Award for Best Editing
Presented byAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded1967
Currently held byJohn Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge (2015)

The AACTA Award for Best Editing is an award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television."[1] The award is presented at the annual AACTA Awards, which hand out accolades for achievements in feature film, television, documentaries and short films.[2] From 1976 to 2010, the category was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), the Academy's parent organisation, at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards (known as the AFI Awards).[3] When the AFI launched the Academy in 2011, it changed the annual ceremony to the AACTA Awards, with the current award being a continuum of the AFI Award for Best Editing.[3]

Best Cinematography was first presented in 1976 with the winner being chosen by the Film Editors Guild of Australia (FEGA). The award is presented to the editor of a film that is Australian-made, or with a significant amount of Australian content. William M. Anderson and Jill Bilcock have won the award four times each, more than any other editor.[citation needed]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Year Film Subject
1967 Cardin in Australia N/A
1968 The Change at Groote Stefan Sargent
1969 And Then There Was Glass Peter Tammer
1970 Big Island Rod Adamson
1971/2 N/A N/A
1973 One Hundred a Day David Stiven
1974/5 N/A N/A
1976 End Play Edward McQueen-Mason
Caddie Tim Wellburn
The Devil's Playground Brian Kavanagh
Promised Woman David Stiven
1977 Don's Party William M. Anderson
Deathcheaters Ron Williams
The Fourth Wish Gerard Turney-Smith
Oz Les Luxford
1978 Newsfront John Scott
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Brian Kavanagh
The Last Wave Max Lemon
Patrick Edward McQueen-Mason
1979 Mad Max Cliff Hayes, Tony Paterson
Money Movers William M. Anderson
My Brilliant Career Nicholas Beauman
The Odd Angry Shot Brian Kavanagh
1980 Breaker Morant William M. Anderson
The Chain Reaction Tim Wellburn
Harlequin Adrian Carr
Stir Henry Dangar
1981 Gallipoli William M. Anderson
Fatty Finn Robert Gibson
Hoodwink Nicholas Beauman
Roadgames Edward McQueen-Mason
1982 Mad Max 2 Michael Balson, George Miller, Christopher Plowright, David Stiven, Tim Wellburn
Heatwave John Scott
Monkey Grip David Huggett
Next of Kin Max Lemon
1983 Phar Lap Tony Paterson
Careful, He Might Hear You Richard Francis-Bruce
Undercover Tim Wellburn
The Year of Living Dangerously William M. Anderson
1984 Razorback William M. Anderson
BMX Bandits Alan Lake
My First Wife Tim Lewis
Strikebound Jill Bilcock
1985 Frog Dreaming Brian Kavanagh
Bliss Wayne LeClos
The Coca-Cola Kid John Scott
Rebel Michael Honey
1986 Malcolm Ken Sallows
The Fringe Dwellers Tim Wellburn
Playing Beatie Bow Andrew Prowse
Short Changed Richard Francis-Bruce
1987 Ground Zero David Pulbrook
Bullseye Richard Francis-Bruce
The Umbrella Woman John Scott
The Year My Voice Broke Neil Thumpston
1988 The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey John Scott
Boulevard of Broken Dreams Philip Reid
The Dreaming Suresh Ayyar
Grievous Bodily Harm Marc van Buuren
1989 Dead Calm Richard Francis-Bruce
Evil Angels Jill Bilcock
Ghosts… of the Civil Dead Stewart Young
Island John Scott
1990 Flirting Robert Gibson
The Crossing Henry Dangar
Golden Braid Russell Hurley
Two Brothers Running Robert Gibson
1991 Proof Ken Sallows
Dingo Suresh Ayyar
Spotswood Nicholas Beauman
Waiting Michael Honey
1992 Strictly Ballroom Jill Bilcock
Black Robe Tim Wellburn
The Last Days of Chez Nous Nicholas Beauman
Romper Stomper Bill Murphy
1993 The Piano Veronika Jenet
The Custodian Michael Honey
Map of the Human Heart John Scott, George Akers
Resistance Stewart Young
1994 Bad Boy Bubby Suresh Ayyar
Body Melt Bill Murphy
Muriel's Wedding Jill Bilcock
The Sum of Us Frans Vandenburg
1995 Angel Baby Dany Cooper
Hotel Sorrento David Pulbrook
Mushrooms Henry Dangar
Vacant Possession Veronika Jenet
1996 Shine Pip Karmel
Cosi Nicholas Beauman
Life Bill Murphy
Love and Other Catastrophes Ken Sallows
1997 Kiss or Kill Henry Dangar
Idiot Box Mark Perry
Thank God He Met Lizzie Suresh Ayyar
The Well Dany Cooper
1998 Head On Jill Bilcock
The Boys Nick Meyers
The Interview Suresh Ayyar
Radiance James Bradley
1999 Two Hands Lee Smith
Fresh Air Suresh Ayyar
Praise Alexandre de Franceschi
Siam Sunset Nicholas Beauman
2000 Looking for Alibrandi Martin Connor
Bootmen Jane Moran
Chopper Ken Sallows
Me Myself I Denise Haratzis
2001 Moulin Rouge! Jill Bilcock
Lantana Karl Sodersten
La Spagnola Alexandre De Franceshi
Yolngu Boy Ken Sallows
2002 Walking on Water Reva Childs
Dirty Deeds Mark Perry
Rabbit-Proof Fence Veronika Jenet, John Scott
The Tracker Tania Nehme
2003 Japanese Story Jill Bilcock
Alexandra's Project Tania Nehme
Gettin' Square Ken Sallows
Ned Kelly Jon Gregory
2004 Somersault Scott Gray
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories Tania Nehme
One Perfect Day Gary Woodyard
Tom White Ken Sallows
Little Fish Alexandre de Franceschi, John Scott
Look Both Ways Denise Haratzis
The Proposition Jon Gregory
Wolf Creek Jason Ballantine
Ten Canoes Tania Nehme
Candy Dany Cooper
Kenny Clayton Jacobson, Sean Lander
Suburban Mayhem Stephen Evans
The Home Song Stories Denise Haratzis
Clubland Scott Gray
Noise Geoff Hitchins
Romulus, My Father Suresh Ayyar
The Black Balloon Veronika Jenet
Black Water Rodrigo Balart
The Jammed Anne Carter, Maryjeanne Watt
Unfinished Sky Suresh Ayyar
Balibo Nick Meyers
Blessed Jill Bilcock
Mao's Last Dancer Mark Warner
Samson and Delilah Roland Gallois
Animal Kingdom Luke Doolan
Beneath Hill 60 Dany Cooper
Bright Star Alexandre de Franceschi
Tomorrow, When the War Began Marcus D'Arcy
AACTA Awards
Snowtown Veronika Jenet
Oranges and Sunshine Dany Cooper
Red Dog Jill Bilcock
Wasted on the Young Leanne Cole
The Sapphires Dany Cooper
Burning Man Martin Connor
Wish You Were Here Jason Ballantine
X: Night of Vengeance Cindy Clarkson
The Great Gatsby Matt Villa, Jason Ballantine, Jonathan Redmond
Mystery Road Ivan Sen
The Rocket Nick Meyers
The Turning The Turning Ensemble
Predestination Matt Villa
52 Tuesdays Bryan Mason
The Babadook Simon Njoo
The Water Diviner Matt Villa
(5th) [4]
Mad Max: Fury Road Margaret Sixel
Cut Snake Andy Canny
The Dressmaker Jill Bilcock
Holding the Man Dany Cooper
Hacksaw Ridge John Gilbert
The Daughter Veronika Jenet
Girl Asleep Karryn de Cinque
Goldstone Ivan Sen
Lion Alexandre de Franceschi
Australia Day Nick Meyers
Berlin Syndrome Jack Hutchings
Hounds of Love Merlin Eden
Sweet Country Nick Meyers
Breath Dany Cooper
Ladies in Black Mark Warner
Upgrade Andy Canny
Hotel Mumbai Peter McNulty, Anthony Maras
Judy and Punch Dany Cooper
The King Peter Sciberras
The Nightingale Simon Njoo
The Invisible Man Andy Canny
Babyteeth Steve Evans
I Am Woman Dany Cooper
True History of the Kelly Gang Nick Fenton
Undertow Julie-Anne De Ruvo, Nick Meyers
Nitram Nick Fento
The Dry Alexandre de Franceschi, Nick Meyers
Friends and Strangers James Vaughan
High Ground Jill Bilcock, Karryn de Cinque, Hayley Miro Browne
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Matt Villa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AACTA – The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  2. ^ "AACTA – The Academy – The Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b "AACTA – The Academy – Background". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 3 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Winners & Nominees".