Who Is Sidney Wolinsky? Wiki, Film Editor, Net Worth, ‘The Shape Of Water’ and Facts You Need To Know

Sidney Wolinsky is most famous for his career as a film editor. Read more to learn about his career, his overall net worth, and his work on ‘The Shape of Water.’


Sidney Wolinsky

Sidney Wolinsky is most famous for his career as a film and television show editor. He has worked in this career since the late 1970’s and he shows no sign of retiring anytime soon. Over the course of his long career, Wolinsky has worked on over 30 unique projects and has earned over 50 individual film and television credits. He has also won a handful of awards and has been nominated for over twenty others. Keep reading to learn more about his film and television credits, awards and nominations, and net worth.

Career as a film editor

Sidney Wolinsky began his career as a film editor near the early 1980’s. He started his career by working on the made-for-television movie ‘Suddenly, Love’ in 1978. His first major film was ‘My Tutor,’ which was made in 1983. Throughout Wolinsky’s first decade as a film editor, he focused on working on films more than television shows. During the 1980’s, he only worked on one episode of ‘Miami Vice,’ but he’s worked on several movies, including ‘Howard the Duck,’ ‘Maid to Order,’ and ‘One Magic Christmas.’

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‘Howard the Duck’ movie poster


In the 1990’s, Wolinsky’s career changed focus from big-budget films to made-for-television films. During the course of the decade, he only made one movie that wasn’t made a direct-to-television release: ‘Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog.’ Although he worked on many made-for-television movies, he did not work on many television shows. Over the course of the 1990’s, he only worked on one episode of the show ‘Percy’ and only one documentary, ‘Chariots of Gods? The Mysteries Continue.’ Some of the most famous made-for-television movies that he worked on were ‘In the Shadow of a Killer,’ ‘Baby Snatcher,’ ‘Trial by Fire,’ and ‘Circle of Deceit.’


During the first decade of the new millennium, Wolinsky focused more on television shows compared to anything else. However, he did still continue to work on the occasional made-for-television movie during this decade. In 1999, Wolinsky began working on the popular drama show ‘The Sopranos.’ He worked on over 30 episodes of this show until 2007. He also worked on several episodes of the show ‘Rome’ in 2005 and ‘Swingtown’ in 2008. He also worked on the made-for-television movies ‘Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse’ and ‘Natalee Holloway.’

2010 to the present

Some of Walinsky’s most popular projects have been in recent years. He has worked on one episode of several popular shows, including ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ and ‘The Strain.’ Even though he only worked on one episode of ‘The Strain,’ he is proud of his work. An interview of his work on this show is below. In 2013, Wolinsky worked on half a dozen episodes of the Netflix series ‘House of Cards.’ In the same year, he began to work on the show ‘Ray Donovan.’ Over the course of two years, he wrote eight episodes of ‘Ray Donovan.’ In 2015, Wolinsky began working on two more television shows: ‘The Man in the High Castle’ and ‘Power.’ he worked on two episodes of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ this year and eight episodes of ‘Power,’ which he worked on until 2016. Wolinsky’s most recent project is the film ‘The Shape of Water,’ which was released in 2017.

Awards and Nominations

During Wolinsky’s career as a film editor, he has won four awards and he has been nominated for an Oscar 2018 award, which could lead him to a fifth award. So far, he has won the following awards: Primetime Emmy Award for an Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ Hollywood Film Award for Editor of the Year for ‘The Shape of Water,’ and American Cinema Editors, USA Eddie Award for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television for ‘The Sopranos’ episodes ‘The Sopranos: Made in America’ and ‘Whitecaps.’

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Wolinsky and other Oscar nominees at the 2018 Oscar Nominee’s Luncheon

Currently, Wolinsky is up for a 2018 Oscar for his work on the film ‘The Shape of Water’ for Best Achievement in Film Editing. It is still unclear if he will win or not, as the award winner will not be announced until March 4, 2018, at the Oscar 2018 award ceremony. Wolinsky was also nominated for several other awards for ‘The Shape of Water,’ including a BAFTA, American Cinema Eddie Award, and a Satellite Award. Some of the other projects that he has been nominated for are ‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ and ‘Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story.’

Net worth

As of 2018, it is estimated that Wolinksy’s net worth is around $1,600,000. Since he has worked on over fifty films and has earned over a dozen film award nominations, we feel as though he has rightly earned his net worth. Since he has earned so many award nominations on ‘The Shape of Water’ we predict that he will continue to work on big-budget films in the future, which will no doubt raise his overall net worth.