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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

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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My Nominations (Best Film Editing):
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger – GRAVITY
Crispin Struthers and Jay Cassidy – AMERICAN HUSTLE
Claudia Castello and Michael P. Shawver – FRUITVALE STATION
Eric Zumbrunnen and Jeff Buchanan – HER


Loved the editing in Frances Ha, by Jennifer Lame, was one of the characters in that film, providing many laughs just from the cuts.


How in the WORLD can Upstream Color be overlooked here? Unreal …


no upstream colour? the editing on that was fantastic


I'd giving this to sliver linings playbook last year not just scene cuts but editing performances argo really hope a front runner doesn't just add this to list and goes to a deserving win.


Wow, I thought the editing for American Hustle was average at best. I wouldn't give it sixth on the list.


I think 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and The Great Gatsby.
12 Years a Slave is the winner in this case.


Ugh Rush needs to get this. Get out American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook didn't need an editing nomination.


I know the winner will be Wolf of Wall Street, whenever a Scorsese picture gets a Best Editing nod it always wins


Why was Lone Survivor taken off this list? It was before and has yet to be screened. Or have you seen it?


Gravity clocked in at a crisp 90 minutes when it could have easily been over two hours. The pacing was brilliant and Cuaron hit a perfect tone. Its winning

THE Brady Critic

who will win: captain Philips/rush

might win: the wolf of wall street

should win: the wolf of wall street


A little skeptical on Gravity, but if the Wolf of Wall Street is released expect some contention.


Dear Jesus, Gatsby? The editing was so weird.


Lone Survivor is getting a Award season LA/NY run on Dec 27


Lone Survivor is not getting a release until next year, so I'd replace that with something else

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