Oscars Predictions: Best Film Editing – Can the Love For ‘CODA’ Spill Into the Artisan Branches?

Other notable contenders include "Belfast," "CODA," "Don't Look Up," "King Richard," "Licorice Pizza" and "No Time to Die."

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UPDATED: Jan 13, 2022

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More commentary to be added.

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022.

Precursor Awards Leader: “Dune” (Warner Bros) – Joe Walker
Awards Circuit Winners Chart (2021-2022) – coming soon
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BELFAST, Caitriona Balfe, 2021. ph: Rob Youngston / © Focus Features / Courtesy Everett Collection ©Focus Features/Courtesy Everet


1 “Belfast” Focus Features Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
2 “Dune” Warner Bros Joe Walker
3 “The Power of the Dog” Netflix Peter Sciberras
4 “No Time to Die” MGM/United Artists Releasing Tom Cross, Elliot Graham
5 CODA Apple Original Films Geraud Brisson
6 “Licorice Pizza” MGM/United Artists Releasing Andy Jurgensen
7 “Don’t Look Up” Netflix Hank Corwin
8 “Spider-Man: No Way Home” Sony Pictures Leigh Folsom Boyd, Jeffrey Ford
9 “West Side Story” 20th Century Studios Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn
10 “Tick, Tick … Boom!” Netflix Myron Kerstein, Andrew Weisblum
11 “King Richard” Warner Bros Pamela Martin
12 “The French Dispatch” Searchlight Pictures Andrew Weisblum
13 “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” Hulu/Searchlight Pictures Joshua L. Pearson
14 “The Lost Daughter” Netflix Affonso Goncalves
15 “House of Gucci” MGM/United Artists Releasing Claire Simpson
16 “Being the Ricardos” Amazon Studios Alan Baumgarten
17 “Nightmare Alley” Searchlight Pictures Cam McLauchlin
18 “The Hand of God” Netflix Cristiano Travaglioli
19 “Titane” Neon Jean-Christophe Bouzy
20 “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Apple Original Films/A24 Reginald Jaynes, Lucian Johnston
21 “Drive My Car” Janus Films/Sideshow Azusa Yamazaki
22 “Flee” Neon Janus Billeskov Jansen
23 “The Harder They Fall” Netflix Tom Eagles
24 “The Last Duel” 20th Century Studios Claire Simpson
25 “Red Rocket” A24 Sean Baker
26 “C’mon C’mon” A24 Jennifer Vecchiarello
27 “A Hero” Amazon Studios Hayedeh Safiyari
28 “Parallel Mothers” Sony Pictures Classics Teresa Font
29 “Spencer” Neon/Topic Studios Sebastián Sepúlveda
30 “The Matrix: Resurrections” Warner Bros Joseph Jett Sally
“A Quiet Place Part II” Paramount Pictures To be added
“Annette” Amazon Studios Nelly Quettier
“Black Widow” Marvel Studios Leigh Folsom Boyd, Matthew Schmidt
“Blue Bayou” Focus Features Reynolds Barney
“Candyman” Universal Pictures To be added
“Coming 2 America” Amazon Studios David Clark, Debra Neil-Fisher, Billy Fox
“Compartment No. 6” Sony Pictures Classics Jussi Rautaniemi
“Cruella” Walt Disney Pictures Tatiana S. Riegel
“Cry Macho” Warner Bros Joel Cox, David Cox
“Cyrano” MGM/United Artists Releasing Valerio Bonelli
“Dream Horse” Bleecker Street Jamie Pearson
“Encanto” Walt Disney Pictures Jeremy Milton
“Encounter” Amazon Studios Maya Maffioli
“Eternals” Marvel Studios Dylan Tichenor, Craig Wood
“Free Guy” 20th Century Studios Dean Zimmerman
“In the Heights” Warner Bros Myron Kerstein
“Jockey” Sony Pictures Classics To be added
“Jungle Cruise” Walt Disney Pictures Joel Negron
“Language Lessons” Shout! Studios Aleshka Ferrero
“Last Night in Soho” Focus Features Paul Machliss
“Luca” Pixar Catherine Apple, Jason Hudak
“Mothering Sunday” Sony Pictures Classics Emilie Orsini
“My Name is Pauli Murray” Amazon Studios Cinque Northern
“Nine Days” Sony Pictures Classics To be added
“Passing” Netflix Sabine Hoffman
“Petite Maman” Neon To be added
“Pig” Neon To be added
“Raya and the Last Dragon” Walt Disney Pictures Fabienne Rawley, Shannon Stein
“Respect” MGM/United Artists Releasing Avril Beukes
“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Marvel Studios Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir, Nat Sanders, Harry Yoon
“Swan Song” Apple Original Films To be added
“Swan Song” Magnolia Pictures To be added
“The Card Counter” Focus Features Benjamin Rodriguez Jr
“The Colour Room” Sky Cinema Hoping Chen
“The Duke” Sony Pictures Classics To be added
“The Electrical Life of Louis Wain” Amazon Studios Selina Macarthur
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” Searchlight Pictures Mary Jo Markey, Andrew Weisblum
“The Green Knight” A24 David Lowery
“The Guilty” Netflix To be added
“The Humans” A24/Showtime To be added
“The Many Saints of Newark” Warner Bros Christopher Tellefsen
“The Sparks Brothers” Focus Features Paul Trewartha
“The Suicide Squad” Warner Bros Fred Raskin, Christian Wagner
“The Tender Bar” Amazon Studios To be added
“The Tomorrow War” Amazon Studios Roger Barton, Garret Elkins
“Together Together” Bleecker Street Annette Davey
“Together” Bleecker Street Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
“Val” Amazon Studios Leo Scott, Ting Poo
“Zola” A24 To be added


The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. The most awarded films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at 11 statuettes. The most nominated films in Academy history are “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land” at 14. “La La Land” is the only film of the three to have lost best picture. The most significant Oscar “losers,” meaning most nominated and walk away with zero awards, are 1977’s “The Turning Point” and 1985’s “The Color Purple” at 11 each. Four people have won this category three times: Ralph Dawson, Daniel Mandell, Michael Kahn and Thelma Schoonmaker. Kahn and Schoonmaker are the most nominated editors in the Academy’s history, with eight nominations each. Two editors have received six nominations but never won: Gerry Hambling (who died in 2013) and Frederic Knudtson (who died in 1963). Ten films have won best picture without being nominated for best editing since the category has existed since the seventh ceremony in 1934: “It Happened One Night” (1934), “The Life of Emile Zola” (1937), “Hamlet” (1948), “Marty” (1955), “Tom Jones” (1963), “A Man for All Seasons” (1966), “The Godfather Part II” (1974), “Annie Hall” (1977), “Ordinary People” (1980) and “Birdman” (2014).

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The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

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