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2013 Oscar Predictions: Best Film Editing

2013 Oscar Predictions: Best Film Editing

Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 85th Academy Awards through February 24th, when the winners are announced.

William Goldbenberg is a double nominee in the category for both “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty”, and there’s a very good chance he’ll win — almost certainly “Argo” even though his work in “Zero Dark Thirty” (along with Dylan Tichenor) is much more deserving. This could actually be one of only two prizes “Argo” wins — this and best picture (though we have it pegged for adapted screenplay too).

Nominees and predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here, and this list of all the Oscar-nominated films available ON DEMAND right now.

The nominees:
“Argo” William Goldenberg
“Life of Pi” Tim Squyres
“Lincoln” Michael Kahn
“Silver Linings Playbook” Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Will win: “Argo”
Could win: “Zero Dark Thirty”
Should win: “Zero Dark Thirty”

Check out all predictions in all the categories here.

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How I think it should have been:

1. William Goldenberg, "Argo"
2. Stephen Mirrione & Juliette Welfing, "The Hunger Games"
3. Tim Sqyures, "Life of Pi"
4. Stuart Baird & Kate Baird, "Skyfall"*(WINNER)
5. William Goldenberg & Dylan Tichenor, "Zero Dark Thirty"*(Runner-up)


Check out my predictions for the visual categories at


The hobbit was edited wonderfully. Everyone is being rather horrid to Peter and the team. I watched most of the movies and i think that the hobbit deserves a nomination at the very least.


Put ZDT above Lincoln at least. It might win. Argo had great editing anyway so I don't care either way.


Argo, The Dark Knight Rises, Lincoln, or Zero Dark Thirty


shit predictions


Hmm … Cloud Atlas is the best edited movie I've ever seen. The entire movie depends on the editing. Putting it 14th is like putting Avatar 14th for Visual Effects.


This could go any of which way. My best guess thus far is THE MASTER and ARGO.

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