While 18 of our Oscar Experts predict that “American Sniper,” which took top honors with the Motion Picture Sound Editors, will win Best Sound Editing, six expect “Interstellar” to prevail. And two of our Oscarologists are predicting that the MPSE winner for music, “Birdman,” will pull off an upset.
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.
And “American Sniper” is just behind “Whiplash” for Best Sound Mixing. If it does claim both categories, it will be the sixth such double champ in eight years, following “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007), “The Hurt Locker” (2009), “Inception” (2010), “Hugo” (2011), and “Gravity” (2013).
“American Sniper” is the 8/15 favorite backed by 18 Experts: Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), 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), 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), Glenn Whipp (Los Angeles Times) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
“Interstellar” has odds of 10/3 odds with the support of six Experts: Thelma Adams (ZEALnyc), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Mike Cidoni (Associated Press), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Claudia Puig (USA Today) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone).
And “Birdman” is at 10/1 with the votes of two Experts: Thom Geier and Dave Karger (Fandango).
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