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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: FILM EDITING

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)

A tough race with two frontrunners that are, arguably, two of the – let’s just say – most edited films of the year.

Vice and Bohemian Rhapsody share precursors with the former winning BAFTA and the latter winning ACE. The caveat is that they didn’t compete against each other at ACE – BR won Drama and The Favourite won Comedy.

That’s going to put Bohemian Rhapsody ahead for me, as well as the fact that the film is clearly loved and editor John Ottman has been able to ride a pre-written narrative that he was somehow able to ‘save’ the film after the firing of his longtime collaborator, director Bryan Singer.

1. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – John Ottman (ACE)
2. VICE – Hank Corwin (BAFTA)
3. BLACKkKLANSMAN – Barry Alexander Brown
4. THE FAVOURITE – Yorgos Mavropsaridis (ACE)
5. GREEN BOOK – Patrick J. Don Vito
ACE – American Cinema Editors
BAFTA – British Film Academy Awards

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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