While we may be a few months away from most of Hollywood’s biggest award shows, it's never too early to peg Oscar frontrunners. We took a look at some of this year's buzziest offerings and narrowed it down to eight films that we're betting make an appearance during awards season. And remember, if you want to see all this year's contenders, now's probably the time to start catching up on the following films.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Adapted from James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel of the same name, If Beale Street Could Talk is currently being called one of the year’s most “extraordinary” films—and it’s easy to see why. The latest effort from Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins, the film follows a pregnant woman named Trish (KiKi Layne) as she fights to clear her fiancé Fonny (Stephan James) of a crime he did not commit. Given the film’s warm reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, it seems as though we have a Best Picture contender, as well as a probable Best Director nod for Jenkins, and even a Best Actress nomination for newcomer Layne on our hands.