Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Oscar Nominees: Best Film Editing

My predictions: 2/5
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Vice

This category has offered some strange omissions in previous year, and this one is no different, with the two films thought to be competing for Best Picture – “Roma” and “A Star is Born” – left off this year, which is especially surprising in the case of the former since it scored in pretty much every other race it could. Last year, we had two films not nominated for Best Picture; this year, they all are. Green Book, which didn’t score a Best Director bid, did get in here, along with Bohemian Rhapsody, a mention that will surely irk most since critics aside from me didn’t like the film and certainly wouldn’t commend its editing. BlacKkKlansman quietly and subtly did well as it’s been doing all awards season, joining Vice, a predictable if irritating nominee here, and the top nomination-getter that did score here, The Favourite.

My current bet to win: It’s hard to know without the expected frontrunner here. I’m going to choose The Favourite for now.

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