The competition: Arrival, Deepwater Horizon, Hacksaw Ridge, La La Land, Sully
Previous winners: Mad Max: Fury Road, American Sniper, Gravity, Skyfall/Zero Dark Thirty, Hugo, Inception, The Hurt Locker, The Dark Knight
My winner: To be announced soon!
The facts: “Deepwater Horizon” co-editor Wylie Stateman has been previously nominated six times, the most for anyone in this category without a win. Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright, first-time nominees this year, are both also nominated for sound mixing for “Hacksaw Ridge,” and the same goes for Ai-Ling Lee for “La La Land.” “Sully” co-editors Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman are big names in this category, with nine nominations and two wins, and six nominations and two wins, respectively.
Who should win: I’m a big fan of “Sully” and think it should be nominated across the board, especially here, though I’d be fine with any of the other nominees except “Hacksaw Ridge” winning also.
Who will win: Consensus seems to suggest that “Hacksaw Ridge” will take this but I think it will go to La La Land instead.