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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST FILM EDITING

UPDATED: Dec 2, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More to come.

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, March 27, 2022.

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)


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TICK, TICK…BOOM! (L-R) Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson, Alexandra Shipp as Susan in TICK, TICK…BOOM! Photo Credit: Macall Polay/NETFLIX ©2021 Courtesy of Macall Polay/NETFLIX

ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
RANK FILM STUDIO EDITOR(S)
1 Belfast Focus Features Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
2 “Dune” Warner Bros Joe Walker
3 “The Power of the Dog” Netflix Peter Sciberras
4 “Being the Ricardos” Amazon Studios Alan Baumgarten
5 “King Richard” Warner Bros Pamela Martin
NEXT IN LINE
6 “Nightmare Alley” Searchlight Pictures Cam McLauchlin
7 “West Side Story” 20th Century Studios Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn
8 “Don’t Look Up” Netflix Hank Corwin
9 “Licorice Pizza” MGM/United Artists Releasing Andy Jurgensen
10 “Tick, Tick … Boom!” Netflix Myron Kerstein, Andrew Weisblum
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
11 “CODA” Apple Original Films Geraud Brisson
12 “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Apple Original Films/A24 Reginald Jaynes, Lucian Johnston
13 “The Harder They Fall” Netflix Tom Eagles
14 “The Lost Daughter” Netflix To be added
15 “C’mon C’mon” A24 Jennifer Vecchiarello
16 “Spencer” Neon Sebastián Sepúlveda
17 “The Last Duel” 20th Century Studios Claire Simpson
18 “Parallel Mothers” Sony Pictures Classics Teresa Font
19 “No Time to Die” MGM/United Artists Releasing To be added
20 “Flee” Neon Janus Billeskov Jansen
ALSO IN CONTENTION
21 “The Matrix: Resurrections” Warner Bros Joseph Jett Sally
22 “The French Dispatch” Searchlight Pictures Andrew Weisblum
23 “The Tender Bar” Amazon Studios To be added
24 “In the Heights” Warner Bros Myron Kerstein
25 “Eternals” Marvel Studios Dylan Tichenor, Craig Wood
26 “House of Gucci” MGM/United Artists Releasing Claire Simpson
27 “Cyrano” MGM/United Artists Releasing Valerio Bonelli
28 “A Hero” Amazon Studios Hayedeh Safiyari
29 “Red Rocket” A24 Sean Baker
30 “Swan Song” Apple Original Films To be added
UNRANKED LISTING
“A Journal for Jordan” Sony Pictures To be added
“A Quiet Place Part II” Paramount Pictures To be added
“American Underdog” Lionsgate To be added
“Annette” Amazon Studios Nelly Quettier
“Black Widow” Marvel Studios Leigh Folsom Boyd, Matthew Schmidt
“Blue Bayou” Focus Features Reynolds Barney
“Bruised” Netflix To be added
“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
“Dream Horse” Bleecker Street Jamie Pearson
“Encounter” Amazon Studios Maya Maffioli
“Free Guy” 20th Century Studios Dean Zimmerman
“Jockey” Sony Pictures Classics To be added
“Jungle Cruise” Walt Disney Pictures Joel Negron
“Lamb” A24 To be added
“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
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Sony Pictures To be added
“Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” Searchlight Pictures Joshua L. Pearson
“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 Hand of God” 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 Tomorrow War” Amazon Studios Roger Barton, Garret Elkins
“Titane” Neon To be added
“Together” Bleecker Street Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
“Together Together” Bleecker Street Annette Davey
“Val” Amazon Studios Leo Scott, Ting Poo
“Zola” A24 To be added

AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Film Editing)

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 biggest 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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About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners are selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 17 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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