OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Best Sound Editing

Updated: October 13, 2017

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

1

Mark A. Mangini, Theo Green
“Blade Runner 2049” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
The noises of flying cars and gun fights is sure to get voters attention.
CONS:
If the film fails at the box office, voters could feel less enthused to choose it.

2

Richard King
“Dunkirk” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
War films have an easy time in the SOUND categories, especially SOUND EDITING.
CONS:
For the nominations, nothing at the moment.

3

Matthew Wood
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Walt Disney Pictures)

PROS:
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CONS:
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4

James Mather
“Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
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CONS:
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5

Paul N.J. Ottosson
“Detroit” (Annapurna Pictures)

PROS:
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CONS:
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NEXT IN LINE

6

Nathan Robitaille
“The Shape of Water” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

PROS:
Has worked on "Requiem for a Dream," Lucky Number Slevin," and TV's "The Strain."
CONS:
How many sound effects will be created for the film?

7

Ethan Van der Ryn, Joel Erickson
“Transformers: The Last Knight” (Paramount Pictures)

PROS:
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CONS:
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8

Justin Doyle
“Coco” (Pixar)

PROS:
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CONS:
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9

Eric A. Norris, Steven Ticknor
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (Marvel Studios)

PROS:
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CONS:
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10

Mildred Iatrou, Ai-Ling Lee
“Battle of the Sexes” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

PROS:
The team just nominated for "La La Land" in Sound Editing.
CONS:
Wait and see.

OTHER TOP TIER CONTENDERS

11

Daniel Laurie, Shannon Mills
“Thor: Ragnarok” (Marvel)

PROS:
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CONS:
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12

Richard Hymns
“The Post” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
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CONS:
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13

Will Files
“War for the Planet of the Apes” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
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CONS:
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14

Lawrence Zipf
“Thank You for Your Service” (Universal Pictures)

PROS:
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CONS:
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15

Thomas Huhn, Nicklas Lindh
“Atomic Blonde” (Focus Features)

PROS:
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CONS:
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16

Piero Mura
“Bright” (Overbrook Entertainment)

PROS:
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CONS:
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17

Piero Mura
“Mudbound” (Netflix)

PROS:
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CONS:
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18

Scott Hecker
“Justice League” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
Hecker is a former nominee for "Road to Perdition."
CONS:
We're convinced that they'll give "Wonder Woman" nominations SOMEWHERE but we can't agree on where. No matter what, "Justice League" will likely be behind.

19

Scott Hecker
“Hostiles” (Entertainment Studios)

PROS:
Hecker is a former nominee for "Road to Perdition."
CONS:
We're convinced that they'll give "Wonder Woman" nominations SOMEWHERE but we can't agree on where. No matter what, "Justice League" will likely be behind.

20

Scott Hecker
“Downsizing” (Paramount Pictures)

PROS:
Hecker is a former nominee for "Road to Perdition."
CONS:
We're convinced that they'll give "Wonder Woman" nominations SOMEWHERE but we can't agree on where. No matter what, "Justice League" will likely be behind.

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

21

Julian Slater
“Baby Driver ” (TriStar Pictures)

PROS:
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CONS:
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22

Becki Ponting, Paul Carter
“Darkest Hour” (Focus Features)

PROS:
War films are frontrunners in Sound Editing.
CONS:
This seems to be more of the "diplomatic" war film and may get passed over.

23

Becki Ponting, Paul Carter
“The Greatest Showman” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
War films are frontrunners in Sound Editing.
CONS:
This seems to be more of the "diplomatic" war film and may get passed over.

24

Becki Ponting, Paul Carter
“Phantom Thread” (Focus Features)

PROS:
War films are frontrunners in Sound Editing.
CONS:
This seems to be more of the "diplomatic" war film and may get passed over.

25

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (Marvel Studios)

PROS:
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CONS:
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  • Andres Gtz

    This is actually a good top 10, I would just swap WW with SoW, at this point we know already the sound editing is much more present in the film. Wind River should be in the top 10 and Baby Driver at least in top 15.

  • MALLAURY LABULLE

    Sorry for my English, I’m French.

    Is there anyone who could explain me the difference betwenn Sound Editing and Sound Mixing ?

    • Calvin Damon

      Someone can correct me if I’m off, but I think sound editing are the created sounds and sound effects while sound mixing is how all of the audio(sound effects, music, and dialogue) is mixed together to make the final product

  • I think Baby Driver will be nominated. It’s simply the kind of action work they go for, despite the sound editor not being as renowned as some of the other contenders.

    • chrosTV

      It would be a disgrace if it wasn’t going to score any nominations