The Oscars, Analysed, Part Two

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Continuing my rundown of the Oscars with the Best Editing Category

The Nominees:  William Goldenberg  ‘Argo;;  Tim Squyres  ‘Life Of Pi’;  Michael Kahn  ‘Lincoln’;  Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers  ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and  Dylan Tichenor & William Goldenberg  ‘Zero Dark Thirty’.

Another category, another tough competition and another set of snubs. But still, the  five nominees are pretty pretty good. I could have done without the nomination for “Silver Linings Playbook”, as there was better work out there. Fred Raskin for ‘Django Unchained’ or Peter McNulty & Leslie Jones for ‘The Master’ would’ve been good choices.

But, the movie I wanted in here was ‘Skyfall’ (Stuart Baird & Kate Baird), a well choreographed and beautifully edited action picture that would’ve spiced up the category a bit. As for the winner, I think it comes between ‘Argo’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’.

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Who Should win:  William Goldenberg & Dylan Tichenor  ‘Zero Dark Thirty’. Crisp work in assembling all the movie and the change from procedural to action picture is seamless. This is the best out of the nominated 5, although I like Tim Squyres work for “Life Of Pi”.

Who will win: William Goldenberg & Dylan Tichenor  ‘Zero Dark Thirty’. I think out of the nominated five this is the best editing work and I think the academy will agree here. However, ‘Argo’ and ‘Life Of Pi’ might still win. I doubt it though.

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