Oscars predictions: Experts predict ‘Boyhood’ will win Film Editing

All but two of our Oscar Experts predict that ACE champ Sandra Adair will win Best Film Editing for her work on Richard Linklater‘s “Boyhood.” That overwhelming support gives this rookie nominee leading odds of 2/13. 

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Two of our Oscarologists — Tariq Khan (Fox News) and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) — are backing the bid by BAFTA winner and rookie Oscar nominee Tom Cross for his cutting of “Whiplash.” That support gives him odds of 10/1. 

Tied for third at 50/1 are the team that cut “American Sniper” — Joel Cox (a three-time nominee who prevailed on his first bid in 1992 for “Unforgiven”) and rookie Gary Roach — and freshman contender Barney Pilling, who won the ACE comedy/musical award for “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

William Goldenberg, who won this award in 2012 for “Argo,” picked up the fifth nomination of his career for cutting “The Imitation Game” and is at 100/1.  

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All five of this year’s Film Editing contenders number among the eight Best Picture nominees. The editors branch snubbed the Best Picture frontrunner “Birdman.” The last film to win the top Academy Award without at least contending for film editing was “Ordinary People” in 1980.

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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