Last year’s Best Editing field included “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but this decade that blockbuster and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” are the only two nominees that were not also Best Picture nominees.  The safer bet is to stick with those contenders. [Jan 12]

TOP FIVE
Tom Cross, “La La Land”
John Gilbert, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Jennifer Lame, “Manchester by the Sea”
Joi McMillion, Nat Sanders “Moonlight”
Jake Roberts, “Hell or High Water”

ALMOST THERE
Alexandre de Franceschi, “Lion”
Gabriel Fleming, Colby Palker, Jr., “Patriot’s Day”
Bill Murray, “Sully”
Jabez Olsen, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
Sebastian Sepulveda, “Jackie”
Joe Walker, “Arrival”

LONGSHOTS
Joe Bini, “American Honey”
Mark Livolsi, “The Jungle Book”
William Goldenberg, “Live by Night”
Jeremiah O’Driscoll, “Allied”
Peter Teschner, “Hidden Figures”
Themla Schoonmaker, “Silence”
Joan Sobel, “Nocturnal Animals”
Hughes Wimborne, “Fences”

Gregory Ellwood’s Current Oscar Predictions:
Best Picture
Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Original Screenplay
Adapted Screenplay
Editing
Cinematography 
Production Design
Animated Feature Film
Foreign Language Film
Documentary Feature
Original Score
Original Song
Costume Design
Makeup and Hairstyling
Visual Effects
Sound Mixing
Sound Editing

  • Captain Cook

    Best director : Mel Gibson

    Best Actor : Andrew Garfield

    Best Supporting role : Hugo Weaving