OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Best Film Editing

Updated: February 9, 2018

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

1

Lee Smith
“Dunkirk” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
Two-time nominee for "The Dark Knight" and "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." If "Dunkirk" is a huge player below the line, watch out.
CONS:
If they find another technical player to embrace, they could pass him over (a la "Inception").

2

Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
“Baby Driver ” (TriStar Pictures)

PROS:
The film has popped up with a few critics prizes in this category. With BP seeming like its going to be everywhere in terms of support, something unconventional bubbles to the top.
CONS:
Needs to shake the bias that its just an action movie over the winter break.

3

Sidney Wolinsky
“The Shape of Water” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

PROS:
This acclaimed editor of "The Sopranos" won an Emmy in 2011 for "Boardwalk Empire" and has also worked on "House of Cards."
CONS:
The love for "Baby Driver" and "Dunkirk" in this category has been cited many times.

4

Tatiana S. Riegel
“I, Tonya” (NEON)

PROS:
Been popping up on the circuit including a Indie Spirit nomination. One of the more deserved nominations for a film that relies heavily on its editing.
CONS:
The film needs to break out of just the acting races.

5

Jon Gregory
“Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

PROS:
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CONS:
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