So, this is another category that comes down to two contenders. The first three films I mention here do not have any chance whatsoever of winning the Oscar. You can cross those of the list.
5th Most Likely To Win: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
Does anybody really care about this franchise any more? One nomination, that’s it. The last two Hobbit films didn’t get the honor of becoming an Oscar winner, why should this one be any different?
4th Most Likely To Win: Unbroken
Really, nobody cares about this movie and it didn’t get nearly the amount of attention that Angelina Jolie was hoping for. I just can’t see this winning. Plus, there’s another war film in the mix that is sure to get more votes.
3rd Most Likely To Win: Birdman
I ranked this film higher than the previous two because of how beloved it is. But as amazing as the film is, I think we can all agree that a Sound Editing nomination isn’t really necessary. And a Sound Editing WIN? Ha ha. This isn’t happening.
2nd Most Likely To Win: Interstellar
While the film’s sound mixing has caused a bit of controversy, I don’t think anybody has a problem with the sound editing. In fact, it’s my personal winner of the year. And if the film was more loved within the Academy, I’d call it an easy winner. Unfortunately, people didn’t go nearly as crazy over the film as they should have.
MY PREDICTED WIN: American Sniper
Its a Best Picture nominee. It’s a war movie. It’s a movie that has a lot of love, and they’re gonna want to give it a win somewhere. This is the best place for that to happen. Given the type of movie it is, and the type of movie that tends to win in this category, I’d say this is your winner.
2.) American Sniper