Director Richard Linklater's Boyhood won yet another top prize at the American Cinema Editors' Eddie Awards on Friday (30Jan15).
Editors of the drama, which was filmed over 12 years, beat movies such as Gone Girl, The Imitation Game and American Sniper to win the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic).
The Grand Budapest Hotel, another awards season frontrunner, scooped the comedy and musical equivalent at the ceremony in Los Angeles.
The Lego Movie won the prize for Best Edited Animated Feature Film, while Citizenfour took home the documentary gong.
In TV, editors for the shows Veep, True Detective, Sherlock and The Normal Heart came away with accolades.
The ACE Eddie awards are a strong indicator of the upcoming Academy Award editing winners. The picture that scoops best dramatic film has won the editing category at the Oscars in the past nine out of 12 years.