In this category I only predicted 3 of the eventual 5 nominees (60%), meaning that next year I must try to remember how closely this tracks with the best picture contenders (like The Descendants and Moneyball), even at the expense of films which draw attention to their editing (like Drive or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).
I am guessing that Moneyball and The Descendants got in here based largely upon their best picture status, so I am placing The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo above them, on the theory that the editing really was the highlight there. Both The Artist and Hugo have a good chance of winning this category. The smarter choice is probably The Artist due to its front-runner status in the best picture race, but I am sticking with Hugo because it includes scenes where they actually show how editing is done.
1. Thelma Schoonmaker for Hugo (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. Anne-Sophie Bion for The Artist (previous rank 4)
3. Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (previous rank 5)
4. Christopher Tellefsen for Moneyball (previous rank 8)
5. Kevin Trent for The Descendants (previous rank 10)
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To see how I am doing in each race, check out my Track Record Page.
See Film Editing predictions for other years HERE.
If you’re into film editing, you might also like Cinematography and Visual Effects.
See predictions for other categories at the 84th Oscars HERE.
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