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mikkel e.g. nielsen a.c.e

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Danish film editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen made history as the first Scandinavian to win an Oscar for Best Film Editing for his work on Darius Marder's Sound of Metal, starring Riz Ahmed. Alongside his Oscar win, Mikkel also received a BAFTA and Critic's Choice Award, as well as an ACE nomination. 


He continued his success with Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Barry Keoghan. Nielsen's editing earned nominations from the Academy, ACE, and BAFTA Awards, and contributed to the film's Oscars Best Picture nomination. Nielsen also cut Director Ellen Kuras’ biographical drama Lee, which stars Kate Winslet, Alexander Skarsgård, and Josh O’Connor and premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. 


Previous credits include Robin Wright’s Land, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as Martin Zandvlliet’s The Outsider for Netflix, Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, Sophie Barthes’ Madame Bovary, and Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair


Nielsen began his editing career at the Danish Film School and worked on Danish music videos soon after. Since then, Nielsen has achieved remarkable success and his storytelling skill is apparent in the diversity of his work.

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