Top 10 Oscar Contenders to Watch This Year

Top 10 Oscar Contenders to Watch This Year

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We haven’t long said goodbye to the last awards season, but already next year’s hopefuls are starting to make themselves known.

Here is a list of ten movies in 2012 to watch out for – with all the ingredients of an Oscar-nominated film, we’ll be hearing much more about them in the coming months.

10: Lincoln (UK release, 25th January 2013)

Spielberg LincolnAlthough not released internationally until January, it just creeps into the Oscar eligibility with a late December release in the States. The Civil War Biopic is directed by Spielberg, scored by John Williams, with a cast including Daniel Day-Lewis as Abe Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

If you want to place an early bet on the 2013 Best Picture winner, this is it.

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  • Kenji Lloyd

    I think The Amazing Spider-Man has a very real chance of at least being nominated in the Best Original Score category for James Horner.
    He has one win and eight other nominations in the category, and the score is genuinely amazing, very much living up to the film’s title.
    I think he and Hans Zimmer are all but guarantees, and quite possibly James Newton Howard for Snow White and the Huntsman.

  • Liam

    Ah, I haven’t heard the Spider-Man score, so that’s interesting. I would add John Williams to that list too. Could be a tough category to call.

  • Michael

    I think The Hunger Games should be nominated over The Avengers or The Amazing Spiderman, personally.

  • darthstich

    I don’t think Spider Man and Brave will make the list, and if Dark Knight Rises and Avengers get nominated, they will not win. I think the Great Gatsby and the Hobbit will be the two big dogs fighting with surprise wins possible for Django and any independent film that can find it’s way onto the Oscars radar

  • CJ

    I’m perfectly fine with TDKR being nominated an losing. I just want it to be nominated. Also, The Hunger Games should get nominated. It was truly one of the best films this year.