Thursday, February 21, 2013

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Film Editing

The competition: Argo (William Goldenberg), Life of Pi (Tim Squyres), Lincoln (Michael Kahn), Silver Linings Playbook (Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers), Zero Dark Thirty (Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg)

Previous winners: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Departed
My winner: Zero Dark Thirty
The facts: Kahn holds the record for the most nominations in this category, with eight, three of which he has won, all for Steven Spielberg films – “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Schindler’s List,” and “Saving Private Ryan.” With his double nomination this year, Goldenberg is now on his fourth nod. Squyres was previously nominated for another Ang Lee film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” Cassidy and Tichenor have both been nominated once before. The winner of this category often goes on to win Best Picture, but not always.
Who should win: “Zero Dark Thirty,” though “Argo” is a good choice too
Who will win: While “Zero Dark Thirty” would deserve it, it seems unlikely that anything but Argo would take home the prize at this point.

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