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February 16, 2013 4:31 PM
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2013 Oscar Predictions: Best Film Editing

Ben Affleck's 'Argo'
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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  • monkeypox6 | April 15, 2013 11:04 PMReply

    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)

  • Martin | January 8, 2013 8:54 AMReply

    Check out my predictions for the visual categories at http://www.mondoglam.com/2013/01/predicciones-al-oscar-2013-dos-dias.html

  • Jahan | December 23, 2012 9:12 AMReply

    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.

  • BOO | December 18, 2012 12:07 AMReply

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

  • Zane | November 27, 2012 3:45 PMReply

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

  • Alex | December 26, 2012 7:37 PM

    I enjoyed The Dark Knight Rises but the editing was not good.

  • Maggie | November 23, 2012 11:03 PMReply

    shit predictions

  • emvan | October 27, 2012 1:02 PMReply

    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.

  • Erik | January 7, 2013 1:09 AM

    Yes Cloud Atlas had a lot of editing. Any film that is almost 3 hours usually does. But what Cloud Atlas has done, and has done wonderfully, is put together 6 different stories as one movie. The pacing was great as it switched from story to story. Editing is one of the most crucial parts of filmmaking and that was one of Cloud Atlas's best achievements. So my vote would be for Cloud Atlas to be at least nominated and possibly win.

  • BOo | November 26, 2012 12:43 PM

    Cloud Atlas just had a lot of editing. Doesn't mean it's the best. Since it was so flawed it's hard to see how the editing was strategetic so that's why ta low. Argo had great editing and deserves this Oscar if nothing else

  • Aaron | November 8, 2012 4:51 PM


  • mass | October 2, 2012 10:47 AMReply

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