Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Sound Editing

The competition: Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Previous winners: American Sniper, Gravity, Skyfall/Zero Dark Thirty, Hugo, Inception, The Hurt Locker, The Dark Knight, The Bourne Ultimatum
My winner: The Walk
The facts: “Mad Max: Fury Road” sound editors Mark Mangini and David White are nominated for the fourth and first time, respectively. “The Martian” sound editor Oliver Tarney has been nominated once before. “The Revenant” editor Martin Hernandez has been nominated once before, and Lon Bender has contended three times before, winning in 1995 for “Braveheart.” This is the eighth nomination for “Sicario” sound editor Alan Robert Murray, who won for “Letters of Iwo Jima” and last year for “American Sniper.” This is the third nomination for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” editor Matthew Wood and the first for David Acord. War or action movies tend to win this award. “Star Wars” statistics here aren’t too relevant since there weren’t nominees in 1977 and 1980. Both episode six and one were nominated and neither won.

Who should win: “The Revenant”
Who will win: It might be “Mad Max: Fury Road,” but I think The Revenant will take this.

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