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This seems like one of the many technical categories where "Mad Max: Fury Road" could be considered a frontrunner, but the exhilarating energy of "The Big Short" might just be enough to take the win.


Below is Anne Thompson's take on how things might shake down in the race for best film editing. Check out Thompson on Hollywood's Oscar predictions page for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire.

Nominees:
"The Big Short"
"Mad Max: Fury Road"
"Spotlight"

"The Revenant"
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Predicted Winner: "The Big Short"

Potential Spoiler: "Mad Max: Fury Road"

WINNER: "Mad Max: Fury Road"

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