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2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Film Editing

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire February 9, 2014 at 10:44PM

Here's our take on the best film editing race.
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"Captain Phillips"
"Captain Phillips"

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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