Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing

Last year’s nominees: Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Star Trek, Up

This year’s locks: Inception

Very likely: Toy Story 3

Possible: Iron Man 2, Shutter Island, Black Swan, True Grit, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Tron: Legacy, Unstoppable, Salt, How to Train Your Dragon

Unlikely: So many more.

The rundown: In the past four years, when this category had five nominees, the match-up with the Best Sound category has consistently been four for five. In that light, I’ll give “Iron Man 2” (whose predecessor was nominated only in this category) a boost here, while “True Grit” might fall out. I’m not expecting to do too well in this category – please feel free to offer your thoughts if you have a clearer sense of the frontrunners.

Forecasted winner: “Inception” in its sweep of the tech categories

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