Canadian Cinema Editors roll out red carpet for the year’s best

The editors behind ARQ and Mary Kills People were among those lauded for their work at the annual awards gala.
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Richard Crouse was back on stage entertaining a full house Thursday at the Delta Hotel as host of the Canadian Cinema Editors’ annual awards show honouring the best edited work of 2016.

Lisa Grootenboer took home the best editing award in the MOW/miniseries category for ​the Mary Kills People‘s episode “Bloody Mary,” while Aaron Marshall was recognized for his work on ​Penny Dreadful‘s “A Blade of Grass” in the one-hour scripted category. The honour in the half-hour scripted category went to Sabrina Pitre for MECH-X4′s “Let’s Dig Deep.”

On the feature side, Tony Kent walked away with an award for best editing in feature documentary for Spirit Unforgettable, while Kye Meechan was recognized for his eye on feature film ARQ (pictured).  And Jane MacRae took home the best editing in short film title for her work on Thresher. Meanwhile, the best editing in documentary – short form was shared between Brenda Terning (Vital Bonds) and Greg West (Building Star Trek).

The Amazing Race Canada team (Jonathan Dowler, Michael Tersigni, Al Manson, Dave McMahon, Ryan Monteith & Cynthia Flengeris) was honoured for a second year running in the reality/competition category for the episode titled “Second Place Isn’t Good Enough.”

The best editing in animation award went to film, the honour being picked up by Paul Hunter and Aaron Woodley for Spark. The best editing in a web based series went to Sam Thomson and Jay Wolting for Save Me: HBD 101 

On the TV side, Robert Kew was lauded in the best editing in lifestyle/docudrama for his work on Still Standing episode “Inuvik.”

Nominees for the awards were announced in early April and the final awards were presented at the show on June 1.