tom cross a.c.e.
American film editor Tom Cross, A.C.E., began his career in 1997 as an assistant editor on diverse projects such as We Own the Night, Crazy Heart and the Primetime Emmy Award-Winning drama series Deadwood. He came to worldwide prominence in 2015 when he won the Academy Award for Best Editing, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Editing, and the BAFTA Award for Best Editing (among other honors) for his work on Damien Chazelle’s film Whiplash.
In 2016, Cross reunited with writer/director Damien Chazelle on the romantic musical comedy La La Land for which he was nominated again for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. He won the 2017 American Cinema Editor's Award for his work on the film.
Cross edited the 2017 Western drama Hostiles for director Scott Cooper and 2018’s First Man directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. He was nominated for a 2019 BAFTA award for Best Editing for the movie and an ACE Award for best edited feature film. He won the Critics' Choice Awards for Best Editing for 2019. Cross also won a BAFTA for best editing for the James Bond film No Time to Die, directed by Cary Fukunaga.
Cross was nominated for an ACE award for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy in 2016 for Joy, directed by David O. Russell for 20th Century Fox. In 2015, Cross edited The Driftless Area, directed by Zachary Sluser for Unified Pictures, which was included in the Tribeca Film Festival’s Official Selection.
His latest project, Damien Chazelle’s 2022 Babylon for Paramount, garnered him a nomination from the Critics' Choice Awards for Best Editing.