Whiplash won Best Film Editing at the Oscars on Sunday night.
“Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, I have to thank you for delivering gold to the cutting room floor every day,” said film editor Tom Cross as he accepted the prize.
The award was presented by Naomi Watts and newlywed Benedict Cumberbatch at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. This is the film’s third win of the night.
“Imagine being dumped in a field of wheat and being told, ‘There’s a needle in here. Go and find it,’ ” said Cumberbatch while presenting the award, comparing the task to that of film editors’.