The nominations are:
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I am hoping for either The Big Short or The Martian; both were brilliantly edited – seamless and exciting choices that deserve recognition.
I honestly believe that everyone has lost their minds over that shitty film MMFR. I don’t think there is anything even passably good about it, incl. it’s editing ): Just horrible! (it will likely win, which only means that voters are stupid imo)
I haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, so I just don’t know…
as for Spotlight, which has terrific editing, I think it’s just that they went with splashier editing over more subtle editing. After all, Room is brilliantly edited too.
Creed imo deserves the Oscar and I am still hoping that it will be nominated for an Oscar. Those boxing scenes (and all others) were phenomenal! (: I’m so surprised it hasn’t been getting editing nominations; it’s inexplicable. Creed for me was the best edited movie of 2015.
I honestly believe that anyone who thinks Fury Road’s is horrible and Room’s is brilliant has no idea what good/bad editing is.
The Big Short will win the ACE and Film Editing Oscar. Deservedly so.