Angus Wall ’88 picked up an Oscar last year for his editing of The Social Network, about the rise of Facebook, and wasn’t expecting a second win this year. Typically editors of movies that are nominated for best picture get the top prize, according to the Los Angeles Times. And Wall’s movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on a popular Swedish novel, hadn’t been one of the nine films selected for best picture.
Nonetheless, Wall and his Australian partner Kirk Baxter were honored for their work last night at the annual Academy Awards. The duo were also previously nominated for their work on 2008″²s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.