Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees: Best Film Editing

My predictions: 4/5, picking “Inside Llewyn Davis” over “Dallas Buyers Club”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave

I’m so glad that “Captain Phillips” made the cut after its harsh snubs for Best Actor and Best Director, and I do think that’s the strongest film in this category. I didn’t find anything remotely noteworthy about the editing of “Dallas Buyers Club,” though I can understand why “American Hustle” is here even though I wouldn’t pick it. As everywhere else, “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” round out this category. It’s surprising not to see “Nebraska” or “The Wolf of Wall Street” here given their Best Director nominations.

My current bet to win: I’ll pick Gravity.

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