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Oscar season

The Oscar season is the time period in which Hollywood studios release their more critically acclaimed films, hoping to win at the Academy Awards.

The Academy Awards occur every late February and films that win awards typically see a boost in sales. To take advantage of this, the studios release films they deem “Oscar worthy” in the fall, before the eligibility cut-off, so that the films remain fresh in the memories of critics and Academy members right before the Awards, increasing their chances of being nominated..

Oscar season usually begins in the late-fall and early-winter, around November, and ends on December 31st of that year.

According to www.msn.com: Most of the major film festivals have concluded, which means we’re on the cusp of the pivotal Oscar movie season. What this means is that both the multiplexes and art houses are going to be stuffed with movies that, if you want to be a part of the cultural conversation, you’re just going to have to see. But what about the movies from the earlier part of 2017 that could still be contenders? Here’s everything you need to see before Oscar season consumes us all.

Movies You Need to Watch Before Oscar Season Starts…

Oscar season

Oscar season

‘Get Out’
Universal has already primed the pump for a full-court Oscar campaign for this beloved, button-pushing horror film, with a lavish party that coincided with the home video release. And really this is the type of film that should be recognized by the Academy — it was a certifiable smash, captured the zeitgeist, and commented on current social and political issues with tact, grace, and wit.Also, “Get Out” was scary as hell. (The last horror film to be nominated for an Oscar was “The Silence of the Lambs,” which ended up being a huge Oscar powerhouse.) Hollywood loves a good underdog story and it wouldn’t get much better than a low-budget horror movie ascending to capture the gold.

 

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’
It will be interesting to see if Fox pushes this for “Return of the King”-style “hey, you didn’t nominate any of the other sin this beloved trilogy” recognition, or if they’ll hedge their bets and just try for the technical categories. (The technical categories, primarily best visual effects, are all but assured. This makes the last film in the series look like crayon scribbles.)The biggest and most fascinating play would, of course, be for Andy Serkis’ performance in “War for the Planet of the Apes” as Caesar. No actor has ever been nominated for a performance capture role (or a voice role, for that matter) so a nomination would be more than groundbreaking, it’d be downright historic. And totally deserving, to boot.

 

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‘The Beguiled’
While Sofia Coppola took home the Best Director Award at Cannes this year, rarely does that cross over to Academy acceptance. But with the right campaign, “The Beguiled” could connect. It’s something of a crowd pleaser — a kicky, kitschy delight with a cast full of strong female actresses that could each warrant a nomination (Nicole Kidman is probably the safest bet). It also has superb direction, cinematography, and the like.The movie is just now hitting home video, so maybe the additional awareness will help its chances. This one is very much a question mark, but an intriguing one nonetheless.

 

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‘Wonder Woman’
While Fox is already campaigning for “Logan” (and are really hoping for a Hugh Jackman nomination), “Wonder Woman” seems to be the superhero epic to beat — at least when it comes to awards glory. The movie was a huge hit, of course, but also inspired cultural discourse that few movies can touch. In a year when a number of high profile men are accused of indefensible treatment of women, it was lovely to see a lady on the big screen that didn’t take guff from anyone.Not only would Academy attention bolster the somewhat tepid Warner Bros. comic book lineup but also fundamentally legitimize the genre as a whole. However, if “Justice League” sucks, look for it to drain any momentum from the “Wonder Woman” campaign.

 

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‘Baby Driver’
No one would argue that “Baby Driver” is anything less than spectacular. This movie is a feat. If the movie doesn’t at least score nominations for editing, sound effects, sound effects editing, and cinematography, well, it would be a bigger crime than anything that happens in this zooming caper.The problem with “Baby Driver” is that, for all of its jaw-dropping awesomeness, it’s not exactly loaded with memorable or noteworthy performances, which would probably be essential in pushing it over the line. It’s hard to think of a movie better directed than “Baby Driver,” but Edgar Wright will probably have to wait for another shot at the prize.

 

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‘Dunkirk’
Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic, a staggering feat of formal and emotional complexity, is the closest thing we’ve got to a sure-fire Oscar frontrunner. Not only is it an immaculate piece of filmmaking from one of the current greats, but everybody saw it, too. “Dunkirk” is one of those rare audience favorites that could also be an Academy Awards heavy hitter.While it probably won’t make much of an impact in the acting categories (which could spell doom for it on the whole, but we can get into that later), it will certainly feature heavily in the Best Picture and Best Director races — and many below-the-line categories (cinematography, sound effects editing, etc.) That’s the power of Nolan.

 

Oscar season

‘Victoria & Abdul’
The sweet historical drama from Stephen Frears probably won’t make a huge impact on the major awards but never count out Judi Dench. Not only is she a beloved figure readily embraced by the Academy, but in “Victoria & Abdul” she gives the kind of sweet, nuanced performance that is catnip for voters. (It’s also the first time she has played Queen Victoria since “Mrs. Brown.”) Counting her out would be a huge mistake, especially since the movie is the perfect thing to watch at home — cozy, easily digestible, and fun.

 

Oscar season

‘Blade Runner 2049’
While clearly the long-awaited “Blade Runner” follow-up had trouble connecting with audiences on opening weekend, don’t count it out when it comes to the Oscars. At the very least “Blade Runner 2049” is a virtually unparalleled technical achievement and a nomination (and potential win) for cinematographer Roger Deakins is all-but-assured.There have also been rumblings that Harrison Ford could lock down a nod for his returning role as android hunter Deckard, with many drawing comparisons to the nuanced elder statesman nomination Sylvester Stallone took for “Creed.” The Academy clearly loves director Denis Villeneuve based on the nominations “Arrival” claimed last year. Also, by the time voting comes around, many more people will have seen this instant classic.

 

Oscar season

‘Battle of the Sexes’
“Battle of the Sexes” was another movie that seemed, on paper, like a potential dynamo. But critical and audience appraisal has been slightly more tepid. Still, it would be wrong to count it out entirely, especially since it is led by two terrific performances (by Emma Stone and Steve Carell) that fall into that sweet spot of being about actual historical figures and, also, being totally great.If the movie catches on more or is bumped by year-end accolades, then this could get pushed into more categories. It, like “Victoria & Abdul” should also benefit from playing just as well on the small screen as the big.

 

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‘The Big Sick’
Could “The Big Sick” go from summer sleeper to genuine Oscar hopeful? Stranger things have happened. This sweet, based-on-a-true-story romantic comedy certainly has a lot going for it and its most vocal admirers absolutely love it. Plus, medical crises are always catnip for voters.But we wonder if the movie isn’t too slight for major consideration — and the pacing too sluggish — to attract viewers who watch the movie at home. Either way, it’s probably safe to assume that it will at least get an original screenplay nomination for the fine script by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

 

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‘mother!’
The response to “mother!” has been, to put it lightly, mixed. But it remains a must-see, not only because of its brilliant filmmaking on the part of Darren Aronofsky, but because it still could be an Oscar hopeful.For one, all of its technical achievements could be recognized (cinematography, production design, sound effects editing, etc.) and there’s still a chance that Jennifer Lawrence’s performance, as raw and fearless as anything seen on screen this year, could secure a nomination. Like Dench, the Academy absolutely loves her, so much so that they could look past the movie’s polarizing response.Still, it’s hard to imagine any older Academy voter sticking with the movie, especially during the gore-soaked third act.

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‘Okja’
Herein lies one of the biggest questions of this year — can Netflix score an Oscar nomination? They’re certainly going to try. While Sundance sensation “Mudbound” is probably their biggest play — which doesn’t come out until November. That leaves us with their other biggie, Bong Joon-ho’s brilliant creature feature “Okja.” (Screeners have already been mailed.) It made audiences at Cannes weep, was a social media sensation, and is a total masterpiece.The problem is that it’s also really weird. So while the movie might grab nominations for below-the-line credits, like cinematography for Tak Fujimoto and visual effects, most of the major awards will be elusive and just-out-of-reach. Most of this has to do with the mixed response to the film’s cartoony performances, although nothing would make me happier than a nom for Jake Gyllenhaal for his buffoonish television host.

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