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9. Best Film Editing: "Moneyball"
“Moneyball” had all the makings of a rousing sports drama. Or was it a dry piece about economics? Or a character study about the changing nature of one’s profession? The answer was that it was all of these things. Remarkably, it also managed to be all those things very well, never feeling like the mood was shifting improperly. This is to say nothing of being visually striking and clever in integrating moments on the field, whether filmed or archived. So much of this is due to the editing of Christopher Tellefesen. To me, this accomplishment rises so much above the other four nominated efforts (each of which is competent, but not much more) that it simply is not a close call. --Gerard Kennedy