Hughes Winborne

Hughes Winborne is a Hollywood film editor. He has edited 20 films, including Crash, for which he won an Oscar for film editing in the 78th Academy Awards. He also edited Sling Blade (1996) and The Pursuit of Happyness (2006).[1]

Hughes graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975 (with a bachelor's degree in history). After working for several years, he enrolled in a film program at New York University and discovered film editing.[2]

Winborne has been elected as a member of the American Cinema Editors.[3]

Selected filmography

Year Title Notes
1988 Plagues Television film
1991 Contact: The Yanomami Indians of Brazil
1992 The Bet Short film
1994 The Last Good Time
1995 Drunks
Comfortably Numb
1996 All She Ever Wanted Television film
Sling Blade
Her Desperate Choice Television film
1998 Curtain Call
1999 A Slipping-Down Life
Buddy Boy
2000 Waterproof
2001 Nobody's Baby
Walter and Henry Television film
Wild Iris
2002 Stark Raving Mad
2004 Employee of the Month
Crash Academy Award for Best Film Editing
ACE Eddie for Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Editing
Nominated — Gold Derby Award for Best Editing
2006 Even Money
The Pursuit of Happyness
2007 The Great Debaters
2008 Seven Pounds
2010 Teen Patti
2011 The Help
2012 Item 47 Short film
The Motel Life
2013 Charlie Countryman
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Nominated — ACE Eddie for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical
Nominated — HPA Award for Outstanding Editing - Feature Film
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Editing
2015 Pixels
2016 Fences
2019 Noelle


  1. Armstrong, Matt (2004). "Crash Editor Hughes Winborne", Studio Daily, March 3, 2006; archived at Webcite from this original URL 2008-05-06.
  2. Kaplowitz, Harry (2006). "Alumnus up for editing Oscar", The Daily Tar Heel February 3, 2006, archived at Webcite from this original URL 2008-05-06.
  3. "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on 2008-03-04.

Further reading

  • Hullfish, Steve (December 31, 2016). "Art of the Cut with Oscar Winner Hughes Winborne on 'Fences'". Provideo Coalition.
  • Frazer, Bryant (February 17, 2017). "Avid Editor Hughes Winborne on Denzel Washington's 'Fences'". Studio Daily.
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