Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Final Predictions: Best Film Editing

“Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
“The Fighter” Pamela Martin
“The King's Speech” Tariq Anwar
“127 Hours” Jon Harris
“The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Should Win/Will Win - The Social Network

Commentary - This is really a two-film race, as The Fighter, Black Swan, and 127 Hours, while excellent films, really stand very little chance of upsetting the top two contenders. In terms of acutal editing, this award should easily, without a doubt to The Social Network, which managed to jump back and forth between the events, and the two different court arbitrations, with flawless ease and at a zippy pace that kept the audience interested. The King's Speech is a triumphant in its own ways, its technicals, its incredible screenplay and cast, and its sweet story of overcoming the odds. But in all of that, the Editing is not its strongest suit. However, if it is coming in on a sweep, then it could take this one with it. My guess is that we don't have a sweep, and that it and TSN battle it out for some of these key categories, even though I'm pretty sure that the King will reign supreme by the end of the night.

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