Friday, January 20, 2012

Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing

Last year’s nominees: Inception, Toy Story 3, Tron: Legacy, True Grit, Unstoppable

This year’s locks: Hugo, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Possible: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Super 8, The Adventures of Tintin, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, War Horse, Hanna, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The rundown: This category usually matches up three or four for five with Best Sound, and therefore that’s a good place to start. The more traditional Best Picture nominees without a technical focus are often left off here, so I don’t think “Moneyball” will make the cut. I think that “The Adventures of Tintin” will take the slot that has been occupied by an animated film nine out of the past ten years to replace it, and then we have the same slew of contenders in line. I’m not a sound expert – if you have better ideas, please post them in the comments.

One possible crazy scenario: If I write “Fast Five” into enough of these blurbs, can it actually manage a nomination? That’s one good movie to hear.

Forecasted winner: “Hugo”

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