20 Oscar Experts predict ‘Gravity’ will win Best Editing, eight pick ‘Captain Phillips’

While “Gravity” is heavily favored to win its other technical bids, only 20 of our 30 Experts are predicting it to win Best Editing. That support is enough to give “Gravity” helmer Alfonso Cuaron and his co-editor Mark Sanger leading odds of 4/7. Those backing their bid are:

Thelma Adams (Yahoo!)
Michael Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes)
Mike Cidoni (AP)
Thom Geier (EW)
Mark Harris (Grantland)
Tim Hayne (Moviefone)
Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair)
Dave Karger (Fandango)
Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood)
Mary Milliken (Reuters)
Michael Musto (Gawker, Out.com)
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)
Kevin Polowy (Yahoo!)
Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)
Keith Simanton (IMDB)
Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood)
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere)
Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com)

However, eight Experts were impressed by the surprise win at the ACE Eddie Awards by  Christopher Rouse (“Captain Phillips“) over “Gravity” for Best Edited Drama. He won the Oscar in 2007 for cutting another Paul Greengrass picture, “The Bourne Ultimatum.” Those predicting him to prevail and giving him odds of 14/5 are:

Kyle Buchanan (Vulture)
Edward Douglas (Coming Soon)
Scott Feinberg (THR)
Pete Hammond  (Deadline)
Tariq Khan (Fox News)
Guy Lodge (Hit Fix)
Steve Pond (The Wrap)
Glenn Whipp (Los Angeles Times)

Two Experts – Claudia Puig (USA Today) and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) – think the Oscar will go to ACE Comedy/Musical winner, “American Hustle.” It’s edited by Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, and Alan Baumgarten; Cassidy and Struthers were nominated in this category last year for “Silver Linings Playbook.” They have odds of 12/1. 

Rookie nominees Joe Walker (“12 Years a Slave“) and Jean-Marc Vallee and Martin Pensa (“Dallas Buyers Club“) rank fourth and fifth respectively. 

Review the individual predictions of our Experts here. And be sure to check out the Experts’ collective rankings and racetrack odds.

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