Oscars 2015: ACE Eddie Nominations
The American Cinema Editors announced their nominees for 2015. This is a pretty important one, as Best Editing is the best path for a Best Picture win. Now, it matters what the Academy Editing branch nominates for Editing, but this is a good indicator of where they’re leaning as a whole.
So without further ado, here’s what the guild nominated:
Best Editing (Dramatic)
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
They only nominated five films this year. That’s nice. Last year they had six nominees. And four of them were actually nominated.
This year, I think most people are assuming at least three of these end up on the final list. Mad Max is a lock, The Martian seems like a lock, and Star Wars seems like a pretty good bet. The other two are open season for what the major contenders for Best Picture are. Spotlight, Brooklyn, The Big Short, whatever the major players are, that’s what they’ll put there. That’s just how it works. So don’t assume these five will get on there. In fact, I’m assuming Sicario probably won’t get on there, since it seems like there’s not a lot of love for that film going around in the early stages. The Revenant is still a toss up. It’s early, but as a pure category, this one is really nice looking.
Best Editing (Comedy)
The Big Short
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Nice to see some Me and Earl love. The Big Short is the only one here with a chance to crash the big party (unless there’s some love for Joy that everyone’s been hiding).
Best Editing (Animated)
The Good Dinosaur
Not surprising. 3/5 of the assumed Oscar category.
Best Editing (Documentary)
Cobain: Montage of Heck
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Wrecking Crew
I liked all of these.
Skipping the rest of the nominees, because they mean nothing to me. Though Fargo and The Knick got nominations. Which is cool.
The PGA announces tomorrow. After that, I’ll have a better idea of what the major players are going to be for Best Picture, and by extension, Editing. This is nice, but doesn’t help a whole lot until you see where the favorites lie in the big race.