Oscars 2020: Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker win Best Film Editing for 'Ford v Ferrari'

This is the first Academy Award win and nomination for Buckland and the first win and second nomination for McCusker


                            Oscars 2020: Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker win Best Film Editing for 'Ford v Ferrari'
Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland (Getty Images)

Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker have won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the film 'Ford v Ferrari' during the 92nd Academy Awards, which is being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The nominations for the category were:
Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker for 'Ford v Ferrari'
Thelma Schoonmaker for 'The Irishman'
Tom Eagles for 'Jojo Rabbit'
Jeff Groth for 'Joker'
Yang Jin-mo for 'Parasite'

'Ford v Ferrari' was directed by James Mangold and stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

For 33 consecutive years, 1981 to 2013, every Best Picture winner had also been nominated for the Film Editing Oscar, and about two-thirds of the Best Picture winners have won for film editing.

Last year, the award went to John Ottman for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. 'Green Book' won the award for Best Picture that year.

This is the first Academy Award win and nomination for Buckland and the second nomination and first win for McCusker. McCusker was previously nominated for the Joaquin Phoenix starrer 'Walk the Line', the biopic about Johnny Cash which earned Reese Witherspoon her Academy Award for Best Actress.

During the acceptance speech, Buckland thanked his family in Argentina and the "stellar picture crew and outstanding sound teams" from 'Ford v Ferrari'. McCusker thanked James Mangold and said it was a pleasure to watch Mangold become "one of the best directors in the last 15 years".

'Ford v Ferrari' was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. The movie previously won Best Sound Editing. Like McCusker, Best Sound Editing winner Donald Sylvester lamented that Mangold was not nominated for Best Director.

The Academy had received backlash over the lack of people of color and women in the nominations for Best Director. 

The 92nd Academy Awards is being held at Dolby Theatre.

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