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This is from a simply personal viewpoint, where I will quickly breakdown what my most anticipated films are that have yet to be released but are expected to play a big part in awards season over the coming months.

Some films have already been released that definitely would have been high on this list, specifically; Joker, Judy, Ad Astra, Hustlers, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood among others, but they have already been released so cannot be on this specific list.

Ford v Ferrari

This Matt Damon-Christian Bale drama directed by James Mangold looks incredibly exciting, with a great director filming some high octane racing scenes whilst also telling an interesting story, to be acted out by two of our finest movie stars. This is a must see and sure to be awards contender.

Jojo Rabbit

Described as an ‘anti-hate satire’, director Taika Waititi also stars in his film as a ‘imaginary Hitler’ who is dreamed up by a young boy in the Hitler youth. This comedy also stars actors like Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson, and has been highly controversial, whilst also winning many awards already, including the People’s Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Irishman

A reunion that has been decades in the making, Martin Scorsese reunites with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci to tell the story of Frank Sheeran. The big talking point is how technology has been used to allow the cast to portray these characters throughout numerous stages of their lives, which is a huge step in this use of technology, and it has cost Netflix around $170 Million.

Little Women

Oscar Nominated Greta Gerwig directs this adaptation of the timeless classic with one of the year’s best casts; Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep. This is sure to be a big contender and will be a joy to just see this cast interact.

1917

Originally this was exciting due to its acclaimed director (Sam Mendes) and star cast (Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott etc) but then it was revealed this true story of two young soldiers on a mission in WW1 would play out in real time and seem as though it was all one take, and then the film went up to an absolute must see.

Knives Out

This entry is the most wildcard in the list because it is primarily seen as a box office play, but due to its incredible all star cast and rave reviews, as well as a prime November release date, it would be foolish to rule this film out of the awards race completely. Could Rian Johnson, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans or Ana De Armas make a surprise awards push? I certainly wouldn’t rule it out.

Bombshell

This story about the infamous downfall of Roger Ailes stars three of the finest actresses of their generations, who all could potentially deliver Oscar nominated performances. Charlize Theron will play Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman will play Gretchen Carlson, and Margot Robbie will play Kayla Pospisil. John Lithgow will also star as the aforementioned Ailes in what is sure to be an interesting movie.

Uncut Gems

The Safdie brothers helped to re-invigorate Robert Pattinson’s career in Good Time, which eventually led to him becoming the new Batman, and they hope to do the same here for Adam Sandler. The film and performance are already getting rave reviews, so we should expect to see Sandler announced as the new Superman in the next few years…

Marriage Story

This low key character study from the hugely talented Noah Baumbach will launch on Netflix in the next couple of months and has already led to buzz that stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson could be on their way to not only Oscar nominations, but Oscar glory.

The Lighthouse

Robert Pattinson previously came up in this post, and here he stars alongside Willem Dafoe in a completely unique horror/drama that will push both actors and audiences to the limits of their patience and imagination.

Published by samhowe98

My name is Sam Howe, and I am a Film and Screenwriting graduate. I have a passionate interest in the Film and Television industry and hope to be able to provide a personalised, entertaining and in depth look in all aspects of the industry. I will produce reviews, box office reports and predictions, general blog posts, and much more. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope this blog proves helpful and enjoyable reading for people.

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