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2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Film Editing

2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Film Editing

Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the
86th Academy Awards through March 2nd, when the winners are
announced.

For a while there it seemed like Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger had this
in the bag for their work on “Gravity,” but “Captain Phillips” editor
Christopher Rouse — who won this award back in 2007 for another Paul
Greengrass film, “The Bourne Ultimatum” — beat the “Gravity” team at
the American Cinema Editors awards (or the ACE Eddies) in the dramatic
film category, while another Oscar nominated team — Jay Cassidy,
Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten — won the comedy prize for
“American Hustle.”  Notably, nine of the last 10 ACE Eddie winners have
gone on to win the Oscar, which bodes well for “Hustle” and “Phillips.”
But “Gravity” is absolutely still in contention (as is, to a lesser
degree “12 Years a Slave), meaning basically any editing team save
“Dallas Buyers Club” has a shot here.

Nominees and predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here.

The nominees:
“American Hustle” Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
“Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse
“Dallas Buyers Club” John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
“12 Years a Slave” Joe Walker

Will win: “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
Could win: “Captain Phillips” Christopher Rouse
Should win: “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger
Shoulda been here: “Her”

Check out all predictions in all the categories here.

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