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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing

Sound is key to spitfire dogfights above Dunkirk, Baby Driver in traffic, and K zooming over L.A. Updated 2/24/18.

Jack Lowden, “Dunkirk”

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Sound is a crucial engine in any movie, but it’s the big-scale, layered soundscapes that tend to get the most awards attention. This year, the carefully calibrated sound in war drama “Dunkirk” is crucial for this almost-silent, radically-structured action movie.  And each time Ryan Gosling’s K in “Blade Runner” or Ansel Elgort’s Baby Driver enters a new landscape, the sound design clues us into what’s going on.

“Blade Runner 2049”

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Frontrunner:

Richard King (“Dunkirk”)

Contenders:

Glen Gauthier (“The Shape of Water”)
Mark Mangini and Theo Green (“Blade Runner 2049”)
Matthew Wood (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”)
Julian Slater (“Baby Driver”)

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