OSCAR HISTORY: Best Film Editing

The art of the film editor is often one of the most difficult to see, as it should be. A good film editor chooses the best shots, the right moments for a close-up to heighten the emotion, the best take from what might be many. They construct the moving images into a coherent narrative story, and a simple cut here or an insert shot there can change an entire performance or the entire meaning of a scene.


2019: FORD v FERRARI     (View Film Clip)
2018: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY     (View Film Clip)
2017: DUNKIRK     (View Film Clip)
2016: HACKSAW RIDGE     (View Film Clip)
2015: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD     (View Film Clip)
2014: WHIPLASH     (View Film Clip)
2013: GRAVITY     (View Film Clip)
2012: ARGO     (View Film Clip)
2011: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO     (View Film Clip)
2010: THE SOCIAL NETWORK     (View Film Clip)
2009: THE HURT LOCKER     (View Film Clip)
2008: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE     (View Film Clip)
2007: THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM     (View Film Clip)
2006: THE DEPARTED     (View Film Clip)
2005: CRASH     (View Film Clip)
2004: THE AVIATOR     (View Film Clip)
2003: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING     (View Film Clip)
2002: CHICAGO     (View Film Clip)
2001: BLACK HAWK DOWN     (View Film Clip)
2000: TRAFFIC     (View Film Clip)
1999: THE MATRIX     (View Film Clip)
1998: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN     (View Film Clip)
1997: TITANIC     (View Film Clip)
1996: THE ENGLISH PATIENT     (View Film Clip)
1995: APOLLO 13     (View Film Clip)
1994: FORREST GUMP     (View Film Clip)
1993: SCHINDLER'S LIST     (View Film Clip)
1992: UNFORGIVEN     (View Film Clip)
1991: JFK     (View Film Clip)
1990: DANCES WITH WOLVES     (View Film Clip)
1989: BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY     (View Film Clip)
1988: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT     (View Film Clip)
1987: THE LAST EMPEROR     (View Film Clip)
1986: PLATOON     (View Film Clip)
1985: WITNESS     (View Film Clip)
1984: THE KILLING FIELDS     (View Film Clip)
1983: THE RIGHT STUFF     (View Film Clip)
1982: GANDHI     (View Film Clip)
1981: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK     (View Film Clip)
1980: RAGING BULL     (View Film Clip)
1979: ALL THAT JAZZ     (View Film Clip)
1978: THE DEER HUNTER     (View Film Clip)
1977: STAR WARS     (View Film Clip)
1976: ROCKY     (View Film Clip)
1975: JAWS     (View Film Clip)
1974: THE TOWERING INFERNO     (View Film Clip)
1973: THE STING     (View Film Clip)
1972: CABARET     (View Film Clip)
1971: THE FRENCH CONNECTION     (View Film Clip)
1970: PATTON     (View Film Clip)
1969: Z     (View Film Clip)
1968: BULLITT     (View Film Clip)
1967: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT     (View Film Clip)
1966: GRAND PRIX     (View Film Clip)
1965: THE SOUND OF MUSIC     (View Film Clip)
1964: MARY POPPINS     (View Film Clip)
1963: HOW THE WEST WAS WON     (View Film Clip)
1962: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA     (View Film Clip)
1961: WEST SIDE STORY     (View Film Clip)
1960: THE APARTMENT     (View Film Clip)
1959: BEN-HUR     (View Film Clip)
1958: GIGI     (View Film Clip)
1957: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI     (View Film Clip)
1956: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS     (View Film Clip)
1955: PICNIC     (View Film Clip)
1954: ON THE WATERFRONT     (View Film Clip)
1953: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY     (View Film Clip)
1952: HIGH NOON     (View Film Clip)
1951: A PLACE IN THE SUN     (View Film Clip)
1950: KING SOLOMON'S MINES     (View Film Clip)
1949: CHAMPION     (View Film Clip)
1948: THE NAKED CITY     (View Film Clip)
1947: BODY AND SOUL     (View Film Clip)
1946: THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES     (View Film Clip)
1945: NATIONAL VELVET     (View Film Trailer)
1944: WILSON     (View Film Clip)
1943: AIR FORCE     (View Film Clip)
1942: THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES     (View Film Clip)
1941: SERGEANT YORK     (View Film Clip)
1940: NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE     (View Film Clip)
1939: GONE WITH THE WIND     (View Film Clip)
1938: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD     (View Film Clip)
1937: LOST HORIZON     (View Film Clip)
1936: ANTHONY ADVERSE     (View Film Clip)
1935: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM     (View Film Clip)
1934: ESKIMO