Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Sound Editing

The competition: Inception, Toy Story 3, Tron: Legacy, True Grit, Unstoppable

Previous winners: The Hurt Locker, The Dark Knight, The Bourne Ultimatum, Letters from Iwo Jima, King Kong, The Incredibles
Who should win: Inception
Who will win: This category doesn’t always match up with the Best Sound winner, though when there’s a technical film in the running, it sometimes does. Only one animated film, “The Incredibles,” has ever won, so that doesn’t speak well to the chances for “Toy Story 3.” In some cases, Best Picture nominees that don’t win anywhere else, such as “Letters from Iwo Jima,” triumph here, so “True Grit” could do that as well. We have two films nominated in only in this category, “Tron: Legacy” and “Unstoppable,” that might win here, since it is possible for solo nominees to score in this race. I think it’s going to go to “Inception,” since even non-fans will have a hard time debating its sound editing strengths.

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