Oranges and Sunshine’s Dany Cooper wins best editing at the Ellies

Cooper is stamped by the Ellie as is tradition to accept her award

Dany Cooper ASE has won best editing in a feature film for her work on Oranges and Sunshine at the Australian Screen Editors Awards.

Nicknamed The Ellies, the awards were held last night at the Vanguard in Newtown, Sydney, hosted by actor comedian Rob Carlton (Underbelly, Paper Giants).

In addition to the awards, each year the guild gives accreditation to editors whose work is considered of a consistently high standard.

This year the guild accredited Scott Gray ASE (Somersault, Solo, The Boys are Back), Matt Villa ASE (The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet 2, I-Robot) and Sue Schweikert ASE (commercials AXA’s Crocodile Tears, McDonalds’ James Dean and Australian Tourism Commission).

Henry Dangar ASE (Winter of our Dreams, The Crossing, Spider and Rose, Lucky Miles Rake, Kiss or Kill) received lifetime membership to the guild.

Guild president Jason Ballantine ASE said of the awards and the past year: “The 2011 events were incredibly diverse, Committees were formalised in WA and SA, Membership is at an all time high. We awarded seven categories at The Ellies as well as honoring our Lifetime Member Henry Dangar ASE and our new Accredited Members. It’s a great place to be!”

Best Editing in a Feature Film
Oranges and Sunshine – Dany Cooper ASE

Best Editing in a Documentary
Girls’ Own War Stories – Antoinette Ford

Best Editing in Television Drama
Spirited, Series 1, Episode 2 – Martin Connor

Best Editing in Television Non-Drama
On Trial, Episode 1 – Denise Haslem ASE

Best Editing in a Commercial
NAB ‘3 Year Olds’ – Bernard Garry ASE

Best Editing in a Short Film
Something Fishy – Melanie Annan

Best Editing in a Music Video
Schvendes ‘Lay the Noose’ – Matt Osborne


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