The Cricket’s 2017 Oscar predictions, part 1: Technical

The 89th annual Academy Awards will be handed out Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood — and televised live, with Jimmy Kimmel as host, starting at 6 p.m. on ABC, KTVX, Ch. 4. The Cricket will be live-tweeting the event, so follow along at @moviecricket.

Film Editing

The nominees are • Joe Walker, “Arrival”; John Gilbert, “Hacksaw Ridge”; Jake Roberts, “Hell or High Water”; Tom Cross, “La La Land”; Nat Sanders and Joi McMillan, “Moonlight.”

Who will win • With one exception (“Birdman”), no movie since 1981 has won Best Picture without being nominated in this category. This year, the Best Picture favorite, “La La Land,” is most likely also win for editing.

Who should win • Walker’s work on “Arrival,” deftly interweaving strands of a story that jumps through past and future, gets my vote.

Sound Mixing

The nominees are • Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude…

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