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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: FILM EDITING & CINEMATOGRAPHY (September)

Photo Credit: Merrick Morton TM and © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Not a lot of major changes in Film Editing and Cinematography this month (Cinematography top 5 is the exact same) even as we’ve just left the Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals. The biggest move is Netflix’s Marriage Story, which cemented itself as not just an acting and writing contender but in both of these crucial categories as well.

Here are my 2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions in Film Editing and Cinematography for September 16, 2019.


Green – moves up Red – moves down Blue – new/re-entry

1. The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker) Netflix
2. Ford v. Ferrari (Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker) 20th Century Fox
3. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Fred Raskin) Sony/Columbia
4. Marriage Story (Jennifer Lame) Netflix
5. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Maryann Brandon, Stefan Grube) Disney

NEXT UP (alphabetical by film)

1917 (Lee Smith) Universal
Ad Astra (John Axelrad, Lee Haugen) 20th Century Fox
The Aeronauts (Mark Eckersley) Amazon
Jojo Rabbit (Tom Eagles) Fox Searchlight
Knives Out (Bob Ducsay) Lionsgate

OTHER CONTENDERS (alphabetical by film)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Anne McCabe) Sony/TriStar
Bombshell (John Poll) Lionsgate
Dark Waters (TBD) Focus Features
The Farewell (Matthew Friedman, Michael Taylor) A24
Harriet (Wyatt Smith) Focus Features
Little Women (Nick Houy) Sony/Columbia
Motherless Brooklyn (Joe Klotz) Warner Bros
Rocketman (Chris Dickens) Paramount
The Two Popes (Fernando Stutz) Netflix
Uncut Gems (TBD) A24
Us (Nicholas Monsour) Universal
Waves (Isaac Hagy, Trey Edward Shults) A24


MARRIAGE STORY (Photo: Netflix)

Green – moves up Red – moves down Blue – new/re-entry

1. 1917 (Roger Deakins) Universal
2. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Robert Richardson) Sony/Columbia
3. The Irishman (Rodrigo Prieto) Netflix
4. Ford v. Ferrari (Phedon Papamichael) 20th Century Fox
5. The Lighthouse (Jarin Blaschke) A24

NEXT UP (alphabetical by film)

Ad Astra (Hoyte van Hoytema) 20th Century Fox
Dark Waters (Ed Lachman) Focus Features
A Hidden Life (Jörg Widmer) Fox Searchlight
Jojo Rabbit (Mihai Mălaimare Jr.) Fox Searchlight
Marriage Story (Robbie Ryan) Netflix

OTHER CONTENDERS (alphabetical by film)

The Aeronauts (George Steel) Amazon
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Jody Lee Lipes) Sony/TriStar
Bombshell (Barry Ackroyd) Lionsgate
The Farewell (Anna Francesa Solano) A24
Harriet (John Toll) Focus Features
Joker (Lawrence Sher) Warner Bros
Just Mercy (Brett Pawlak) Warner Bros
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Adam Newport-Berra) A24
Little Women (Yorick Le Saux) Sony/Columbia
The Lion King (Caleb Deschanel) Disney
Motherless Brooklyn (Dick Pope) Warner Bros
Parasite (Hong Kyung-pyo) Neon
Seberg (Rachel Morrison) Amazon
Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker (Dan Mindel) Disney
The Two Popes (César Charlone) Netflix
Uncut Gems (Darius Khondji) A24
Waves (Drew Daniels) A24

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