This category is all about being showy, otherwise there is no nomination.
1. Michael Kahn-WarHorse-Spielberg films are always showy in every way. The editing is always swift and stylistic. Mixed with Kaminiski's great cinematography and Kahn's magic Spielberg's film should be a splendor to watch.
2. Kirk Baxter and Angus wall-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-Fincher's films are always well paced and fast moving. Plus his last two films have been nominated for the academy in editing and therefore are favorites for yet another nomination.
4. Dino Jansater-Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy-This film reminds me of Munich. Being a mystery/cops and robbers film and with good reviews the film has potential in this category and many more.
5. Stephen Mirrone-The Ides of March-It reminds me of Up in the Air and Mchael Clayton. Therefore I find it difficult that the film will be nominated as both those films were not nominated. However there is always a chance with the film.
Christopher Tellesfen-Moneyball-A smart and witty script is always in need of a swift edit. With great reviews the film could end up in this category as many sports films get nominated for this category.
Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber and Mark Yoshikawa-The Tree of Life-A film that contains inter cutting, visual effects and non linear story line is probably the hardest job for an editor. Having won the Cannes Film Festival, The Tree of Life could end up in the list of nominations