Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oscar Nominees: Best Film Editing

My predictions: 3/5, picking “Inception” and “True Grit” over “The Fighter” & “127 Hours”
My ballot: Come back next week!
The nominees: Black Swan, The Fighter, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network

So here’s the thing. I’m completely behind both “The Fighter” and “127 Hours,” which I didn’t predict, getting nominated since they boast some terrific editing. Despite accidentally thinking that it did get nominated at first, I’m glad that “True Grit” isn’t here, and I’ll just have to live with the fact that “Black Swan” got nominated. But what is entirely inexcusable is that one of the most incredibly edited films in a long time – if not ever – isn’t even here. It’s such a deliberate slap in the face, along with the Best Director snub, to “Inception,” recognizing it in Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and six technical categories and still managing to remain guarded and not fully support it. A heinous omission.

My current bet to win: Well, now it’s definitely going to be “The Social Network”

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