Best Film Editing Winner, Nominees & 2021 Oscar Odds

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Darren Eagles/Getty Images for RBC. Pictured: The Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed and director Darius Marder.

Update: Sound of Metal won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.


Best Film Editing Nominees & Odds

Nominee Odds Implied Prob.
Sound of Metal -118 54.1%
The Trial of the Chicago 7 -110 42.4%
Nomadland +650 13.3%
The Father +2000 4.8%
Promising Young Woman +4000 2.4%
Odds as of April 24 and via DraftKings.

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Best Film Editing Predictions

Sound of Metal -118

Collin WhitchurchWhile Best Actress is the closest race based on the implied odds, Best Film Editing is next in line. And it’s easy to see why.

The American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards, like the Golden Globes, split their top prize between drama and comedy/musical. And between the two, the organization has awarded the film that ultimately won Best Editing at the Academy Awards 13 times in the last 20 years. By comparison, the BAFTAs have awarded the same film just nine times, however, one of those was last year when Ford v Ferrari beat out Parasite. The prior two years saw Bohemian Rhapsody (ACE) beat Vice (BAFTA) and Dunkirk (ACE) beat Baby Driver (BAFTA).

Sound of Metal is a logical favorite, especially when you consider the intricate editing process that goes along with editing a film about musical performances. In recent years, the Academy has awarded Bohemian Rhapsody and Whiplash, so there’s a bit of a theme there.

The fact that the ACE Awards are a stronger indicator than the BAFTAs makes The Trial of the Chicago 7 a deserved favorite, but I’m going with Sound of Metal. I got this at plus money a few weeks ago (+125), but wouldn’t bet it worse than -110, making this (just barely) a no-play for me.

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