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3 Must-See Oscar Contenders

Will You Be Ready?

It’s officially fall which means it’s time to hit the theatres because, historically speaking, Oscar nominees tend to debut around this time. The list of movies from 2018 that have received critical admiration and/or award buzz is growing and features numerous Academy Award winning directors and actors, leading us to believe that they’ll be significant contenders at this year’s Oscars. If you’re planning on watching the big day this February for more than just some new Meryl Streep memes, here are three movies that you need to see to stay in the loop!

“Hereditary” (June 8, 2018)

Although it was released earlier this summer and being that it’s a horror movie, “Hereditary” might seem like an unconventional Oscar nominee, but last year’s “Get Out” fell under the horror umbrella and it received a Best Picture nomination, not to mention a win for Best Original Screenplay. Going back even further, the Academy recognized “The Exorcist” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” both of which share a great deal in common with this modern classic. While “Hereditary” may prove a bit too disturbing for some Oscar voters, we’d be shocked if it didn’t at least get nominations for its sets, musical score, and sound design. Toni Collette is also a strong contender for Best Actress, which would mark her first Oscar nomination since “The Sixth Sense.”

“First Man” (October 11, 2018)

This film has all the makings of a certified Best Picture nominee. For starters, the plot revolves around the Apollo 11 moon landing, one of the most significant events in human history. The Oscar-winning talent involved includes screenwriter Josh Singer of “Spotlight” and director Damien Chazelle of “La La Land“, who reconnected with star Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong and Academy Award-winning composer Justin Hurwitz. Claire Foy, who’s fresh off a Primetime Emmy win for her work on “The Crown,” has also been pegged as a Best Supporting Actress frontrunner for her performance as Armstrong’s wife, Janet Shearon. There’s little doubt “First Man” could go through the stratosphere.

“A Star Is Born” (October 5, 2018)

Judy Garland notoriously lost the Oscar for her legendary performance in the 1954 remake of “A Star Is Born.” If the reviews out of Venice are any indication, Lady Gaga may pull off a feat that not even Garland could. In addition to starring in this modern update of the timeless classic, Gaga also helped craft the celebrated soundtrack. While Gaga has soaked up much of buzz, Bradley Cooper is in a position to receive even more Oscar nominations, as the film’s co-lead, director, co-writer, and co-producer, not to mention a contributor on several songs. The road to Oscar glory can be unpredictable, but the stars are already aligning for this film which comes to theatres this Friday!

Vote HERE on which films you think will receive an Oscar nomination this year!

To find out the full list, which includes some surprising films, check out the video below on the Top 10 Early Oscar Contenders You NEED to See


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