Hankin won both an Emmy and an American Cinema Editors Award for his work as Supervising Editor on The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.” The groundbreaking six-part documentary series for HBO was described by The New York Times as “Frightening, gut-wrenching, remarkable television.”

Capturing the Friedmans,which Hankin co-produced and edited, won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and an Emmy for Hankin’s editing. The film was nominated for an Academy Award and was honored by the International Documentary Association as one of the best documentaries of all time.

"God Loves Uganda," which Hankin edited, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. Sundance described the film as "Masterfully crafted and astonishingly provocative." Other editing credits include Barbara Kopple’s “Hot Type;” “16 Acres;” “Elevate;” “Home Front;” “Burning the Future: Coal in America;” “Show Business;” HBO’s Peabody Award-winning “Cancer: Evolution to Revolution;” “Dance Cuba: Dreams of Flight;”  “New York: A Documentary Film,” which received an Emmy nomination; and the acclaimed Ken Burns film “The West.”