Thursday, January 19, 2012

Oscar Predictions: Best Film Editing

Last year’s nominees: Black Swan, The Fighter, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network

ACE Eddie Nominees:
Feature Film, Dramatic: The Descendants, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, Moneyball, War Horse
Feature Film, Comedy or Musical: The Artist, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, My Week with Marilyn, Young Adult

The rundown: What’s interesting about this category is that sometimes the leading Best Picture nominees aren’t given a place (see 2005, when “Brokeback Mountain,” “Capote,” and “Good Night and Good Luck” were all snubbed). It’s likely this year that the five nominees in this category will be taken from four of the drama nominees (not “War Horse”) and “The Artist.” Contending after that, I would imagine, are not the other nominees here, but instead a diverse slate of films, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “Drive,” “The Tree of Life,” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” Many are also predicting “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” but I don’t see that happening. This category could have some interesting inclusions, but I don’t think so this time.

One possible crazy scenario: “Fast Five” earns an impossible but richly-deserved mention.

Forecasted winner: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

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