Hollywood’s film festival is always a competition between three contenders, and the best film at any given time can change the equation dramatically.
That’s what’s happening with the Oscars, where this year’s slate of contenders, which includes six of the 10 most successful movies of the year, is likely to be a huge test of the films and directors of the past.
So which films will take home the Oscar for best new movie, the most important prize of the Oscars season?
And which films could be the most influential in shaping the next two years of Oscars?
Let’s take a look.