As 23 of our Oscar Experts predicted, “American Sniper” won Best Sound Editing on Sunday night. Champs Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman also recently took top honors with the Motion Picture Sound Editors for this Clint Eastwood film.
War-themed films have done well in this category recently, with “U-571” (2000), “Letters from Iwo Jima” (2006), “The Hurt Locker” (2009), and “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) all prevailing this century.
“American Sniper” was the 3/10 favorite backed by 23 Experts: Thelma Adams (ZEALnyc), Kyle Buchanan (Vulture), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Mary Milliken (Reuters), Michael Musto (Out.com), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Claudia Puig (USA Today), Jenelle Riley (Variety), Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere), Glenn Whipp (Los Angeles Times) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
“Interstellar” was in second place with 11/2 odds and had the support of four Experts: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Mike Cidoni (Associated Press), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone).
“Birdman” was in the third spot with 16/1 odds and the backing of two Experts: Thom Geier and Dave Karger (Fandango).