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Dunkirk wins Eddie Award for Best Edited Dramatic Feature of 2017

According to The Wrap, Dunkirk editor Lee Smith won the Eddie Award for Best Edited Dramatic Feature.

Following its Oscar nominations, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk picked up an important win in editing.

According to The Wrap, Dunkirk editor Lee Smith has won the Eddie for Best Edited Dramatic Feature of 2017 at the American Cinema Editors Awards. Despite the backlash from many cinephiles, Dunkirk proves its merit through critical acclaim and an impressive box office result of $525 million worldwide. Nolan also earned his first ever Oscar nomination for Best Directing.

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One of the few summer movies that were recognized in this award season, this WWII thriller owns a lot to Smith's cutting, which packs an expansive spectacle and three storylines into a tight framework of 106 minutes. Except for Nolan's debut feature Following, Dunkirk is his shortest film to date.

In 18 years of separation between the dramatic and comedy/musical categories, winners of the dramatic category won Oscars for Best Editing 12 times out of 18. This win is a positive indication for Dunkirk in the upcoming Oscar night, in which it competes with Baby Driver, The Shape of Water, I, Tonya, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in Best Editing category.

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Also at the Eddie Awards, the biopic I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie, won in the Best Edited Comedy Feature category.