Sunday, June 15, 2014

87th Oscar Film Editing Updates (2014-2015 Awards Season) (6/15/2014)

Best picture contenders usually make a strong showing in the film editing category, and they dominate the top part of today’s list. But occasionally this branch will surprise us with a fast-paced action flick, so I like to sprinkle a few of them into my predictions as well. Did I sprinkle too much? Probably. Especially given that there’s already an Oscar-ready science fiction film in the top five. But it’s fun to think about the possibilities at this stage.

Note that some of these films haven’t named their film editor yet (at least where I could find), and so I’ve guessed a few based upon their consistent work with a given director, and listed some others as TBA.

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1. Lee Smith for Interstellar (Predicted Winner)
2. Tim Squyres for Unbroken
3. Kirk Baxter for Gone Girl
4. Jay Cassidy, Stuart Levy and Conor O’Neill for Foxcatcher
5. Leslie Jones for Inherent Vice

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6. Wyatt Smith for Into The Woods
7. William Goldenberg for The Imitation Game
8. Douglas Crise for Birdman
9. JC Bond for Big Eyes
10. TBA for Fury
11. Ron Patane for A Most Violent Year
12. Justine Wright for Locke
13. Jabez Olssen for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
14. Billy Rich for Exodus: Gods And Kings
15. Sandra Adair for Boyhood
16. Jay Rabinowitz for Rosewater
17. TBA for Wild
18. Bob Ducsay for Godzilla
19. Jon Gregory for Mr. Turner
20. William Hoy and Stan Salfas for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
21. Joel Cox and Gary Roach for Jersey Boys
22. Joe Bini for Queen Of The Desert
23. Roger Barton, William Goldenberg and Paul Rubell for Transformers: Age Of Extinction
24. James Herbert for Edge Of Tomorrow
25. Julien Rey for Lucy

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26. Elliot Graham for Trash
27. Alisa Lepselter for Magic In The Moonlight
28. Pietro Scalia for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
29. Robert Rodriguez for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
30. Jenny Golden and Karen Sim for Watchers In The Sky
31. Andrew Weisblum for Noah
32. John Axelrad and Kayla Emter for The Immigrant
33. Tom Cross for Whiplash
34. Peter Sciberras for The Rover
35. Joel Cox and Gary Roach for American Sniper
36. Xavier Dolan for Mommy
37. Steven M. Choe and Changju Kim for Snowpiercer
38. Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
39. Jonathan Amos for 20,000 Days On Earth
40. Chris Dickens for Suite Francaise
41. Michael McCusker for Get On Up
42. Roberto Silvi for The Homesman
43. Barney Pilling for The Grand Budapest Hotel
44. Stephen Mirrione for The Monuments Men
45. Ronald Sanders for Maps To The Stars
46. Kristina Boden for The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
47. Brian A. Kates for Kill The Messenger
48. Claire Simpson for A Most Wanted Man
49. Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne and Craig Wood for Guardians Of The Galaxy
50. Alexandre de Franceschi for Tracks

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As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!