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|Saturn Award for Best Editing|
|Awarded for||Best editing of the year for a genre film|
|Presented by||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films|
|Currently held by||Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt for Avengers: Endgame (2019)|
The Saturn Award for Best Editing (originally Saturn Award for Outstanding Editing) is one of the annual awards given by the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The Saturn Awards, which are the oldest film-specialized awards to reward science fiction, fantasy, and horror achievements (the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation is the oldest award for science fiction and fantasy films), included the category for the first time at the 5th Saturn Awards, for the 1977 film year.
The Award was deleted after being awarded again in 1978, but was reactivated at the 38th Saturn Awards in 2011. Paul Hirsch, who won the award a first time in 1977 for Star Wars, won it again 34 years later for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol; he is currently the only person to have won it twice.
"†" means that the film won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.
"‡" means that the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.
Winners and nominees
|Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas and Richard Chew||Star Wars †|
|Joe Dante and Mark Goldblatt||Piranha|
- 4 nominations
- Jeffrey Ford
- Christian Wagner
- 3 nominations
- John Gilroy
- Matthew Schmidt
- 2 nominations
- Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey
- Mark Day
- Bob Ducsay
- James Herbert
- Dylan Highsmith
- Paul Hirsch
- Michael Kahn
- Kelly Matsumoto
- Kirk Morri
- Fred Raskin
- Tim Squyres
- 2 wins
- Paul Hirsch