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LA Film Critics Association to Honor Film Editor Anne V. Coates

Oscar winner for ”Lawrence of Arabia“ will be second editor to receive career achievement award from LAFCA

The Los Angeles Film Critic Association will honor Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates for her career achievement, the group announced Saturday.

Coates, whose credits range from “Lawrence of Arabia” to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” will be only the second editor to receive a lifetime honor from the association — Dede Allen received the award in 1999.

Coates, born in the United Kingdom, began her career with editing short films together for church tours. Later, she became an assistant film editor at London’s Pinewood Studios.

She edited Noel Langley’s “The Pickwick Papers” (1952), and went on to win the Oscar for David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962).

Moreover, she has received four more Academy Award nominations for editing Peter Glenville’s “Becket” (1964), David Lynch‘s “The Elephant Man” (1980), Wolfgang Petersen’s “In the Line of Fire” (1993) and Steven Soderbergh‘s “Out of Sight” (1988).

Other credits include 1965’s “Young Cassidy,” 1968’s “The Bofors Fun” 1974’s “Murder on the Orient Express” and 2000’s “Erin Brockovich.”

Most recently, she worked on this year’s “Fifty Shades of Grey,” starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

Gena Rowlands was the recipient of last year’s LAFCA career achievement award, and other past honorees include Richard Lester, Doris Day and Paul Mazursky.

This year’s winners will be celebrated on Jan. 9 at the award’s dinner, and will be dedicated to the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman who died on Oct. 5.