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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Editing

Two World War II war movies lead the pack for this year's editing Oscar. Updated 11/27/2017.

“Dunkirk”

Melinda Sue Gordon

The Editing nominations are often a strong indicator of Best Picture contenders. This year’s Oscar frontrunners include period dramas “Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour,” two sides of the World War II battle between England and Germany, as well as Guillermo del Toro’s sumptuous romantic fantasy “The Shape of Water,” Luca Guadagnino’s summer romance “Call Me By Your Name,” and Martin McDonagh’s angry dramedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

It remains to be seen how the late-year openings, from “The Post” and “Phantom Thread” to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” will fare with critics and audiences.

Frontrunners

Valerio Bonelli (“Darkest Hour”)
Walter Fasano (“Call Me By Your Name”)
Jon Gregory (“Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”)
Lee Smith (“Dunkirk”)
Sidney Wolinsky (“The Shape of Water”)

Contenders:

Michael Kahn (“The Post”)
Paul Machliss (“Baby Driver”)
Dylan Tichenor (“Phantom Thread”)

Long Shots:

Mako Kamitsuna (“Mudbound”)
Gregory Plotkin (“Get Out”)
Joe Walker (“Blade Runner 2049”)

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