Oscar predictions: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ will win Best Film Editing

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Mad Max: Fury Road” is the frontrunner with odds of 1/4 to win Best Film Editing at the Oscars on Sunday. This would be the first Oscar for editor Margaret Sixel, who’s married to the film’s director George Miller.

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Our official odds are derived from the predictions of 27 Expert film journalists along with our seven in-house Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s Oscars, the All-Star Users who did the best for the past two years combined and the thousands of entrants in our prediction contest who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.

Twenty-five of our 27 experts think “Mad Max” will prevail: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Tim Gray (Variety), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), Dave Karger (Fandango), Tariq Khan (Fox New), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Michael Musto (Out.com), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Nicole Sperling (EW), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Brian Truitt (USA Today), Adnan Virk (ESPN), Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere), Glenn Whipp (Los Angeles Times) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).

The two outlier experts predicting “The Big Short” are Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood).

Among the seven editors, all seven are forecasting “Mad Max”: Chris Beachum, Marcus James Dixon, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Matt Noble, Tom O’Neil and Paul Sheehan.

Also predicting “Mad Max” to win are 15 of our Top 24 Users and all 20 of our All-Star Users. Five of our Top 24 and four of our All-Stars are backing “The Big Short.” Meanwhile, two of the Top 24 are voting for “The Revenant” and two are backing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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