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Anne V. Coates Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’ Film Editor Was 92

BAFTA, which awarded her the organization’s highest honor, a BAFTA Fellowship, tweeted the news of her death. “We’re so sad to learn that British film editor Anne V. Coates has died” BAFTA wrote. “During her incredible career, Anne was BAFTA-nominated four times for work including ‘The Elephant Man’ and ‘Erin Brockovich,’ and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2007. She will be greatly missed.”

Coates received five Best Film Editing Oscar nominations over the course of her career for Becket (1963), The Elephant Man (1980), In the Line of Fire (1993) and Out of Sight (1998) in addition to her nom and win for Lawrence of Arabia (1962). She also received an Academy Honorary Award, known as a Lifetime Achievement Oscar, in November 2016 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Coates thrived in an industry where women accounted for only 16 percent of all editors working on the top 250 films of 2004.

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