Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oscar Nominees: Best Film Editing

My predictions: 2/5, picking only “Boyhood” and “The Imitation Game”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Whiplash

This category actually contains the biggest and gravest snub, in my opinion. “Birdman” should have been here as it was the most swiftly and furiously cut film of the year, and it’s really a shame that it’s not. “American Sniper” does not need to be here, and “Whiplash” is a fun choice even if I don’t think it deserves this spot either. I won’t argue the merits of Oscar voters’ other three favorite films that made the cut here. In many ways, this seemed like the likely Best Director list, with Inarritu obviously plugged in somewhere.

My current bet to win: It may be “The Imitation Game” or “Whiplash,” but I think Boyhood will get it.

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