Baby Driver’s Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos win BAFTA for Best Editing

Machliss and Amos were at the Royal Albert Hall to receive the award.

Baby Driver received the BAFTA for Best Editing at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2018, adding to the film’s high number of editing accolades picked up through this year’s awards season.

The award was collected by editors Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos, about whom writer/director Edgar Wright tweeted, ‘I’ve worked with Jon Amos for 11 years and Paul Machliss for 19. So it would be an understatement to say I couldn’t be prouder of them winning their first BAFTA Film Editing on Baby Driver. Amazing.

Also present at the ceremony, held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 18 February and hosted by Joanna Lumley, were Wright, producer Nira Park and executive producer Rachael Prior. In addition to Best Editing, Baby Driver was nominated in the Best Sound category.

Baby Driver premiered at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival, where it won the SXSW Audience Award. It was released in June 2017 to huge critical acclaim and went on to gross over $220M worldwide.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally.

See the complete list of winners and nominees on the BAFTA website.