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2020 Oscar Predictions — Best Editing

There is this idea in Oscar predicting that the Best Editing category is a strong predictor of Best Picture. Netting a nomination in this category is a good sign for any Best Picture hopeful. There isn’t any rhyme or reason to this correlation, as far as I know. But the numbers bear it out. Since 1980, only one film has won Best Picture without being nominated for Best Editing. That film was Birdman, a film notable for its hidden edits in an attempt to appear as though it were one shot. This sounds similar to a recent Best Picture nominee who didn’t receive a Best Editing nomination…huh. Interesting.

What is of import to this article, though, is not the Best Picture potential of 1917. It is the potential of the five nominees for Best Editing.

The Nominees:

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2019 Oscar Predictions – Best Editing

Editing can be a tricky category to judge when it comes to the Academy Awards. The Academy likes flashiness. It likes showmanship. But often the best editing constitutes a lack of flash and show.

The Best Editing Oscar winner often splits the difference in this regard: visible yet functional. Dynamic editing that doesn’t hinder the film itself. Films with challenging editing tasks, like war films and action films. Editing that is visible enough for the Academy at large to understand and, thus, vote on, yet subtle enough for the Editing branch to nominate in the first place.

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The Nominees:

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2018 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Editing

Editing. It is a fundamental component to the film form. Without it…oh man, I’m getting sick of writing the preambles in these articles. Best Editing is an Oscar category. We all know this. Let’s get into it.

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The Nominees:

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2018 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Editing Nominees

The Academy Award for Best Editing. Are you bored yet? Well, you shouldn’t be! Best Editing is the most exciting category at the Oscars!

Don’t believe me. Well, let’s talk about it.

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The Nominees:

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Academy Awards Predictions 2017 – Best Film Editing

Cinematography may be the most fundamental aspect of filmmaking, but editing is its complementary rudimentary component. The shot and the edit work together to create the feeling of dynamism and movement in film (aside, of course, from the physical projection that creates the actual “movement” in a film image).

Editing is great. It is important to create a seamless experience, and it can be an excruciating task depending on the footage given. An edit can be subtle and incredibly meaningful, or a scene can be expertly sliced to create a fast paced action scene. In the case of the 2017 Oscars, we have examples of both.

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Best Editing:

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2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Editing

Editing was crucial to the success of some of the films in this category. In others, it was less crucial, and I feel that hurts the chances of these films.

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Mad Max: Fury Road is the Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Editing