11 Films That Already Have Oscar Buzz

11 Films That Already Have Oscar Buzz

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Melissa Hugal, a freelance writer, blogger, and film critic offers up this post in .MIC about the 11 films that already have Oscar buzz.  Four of the films presented (with trailers) premiered here in Telluride, once again showing off the amazing film selection prowess of the Telluride Film Festival.

With the crisp fall air comes the promise of award-worthy movies as Hollywood shifts its focus from tent pole blockbusters to prestige pics and Oscar bait. For fans of well-written biopics, epic dramas and classic Hollywood dramedies these next few months are a treasure trove.

Of the dozens of films released during this window of time, only a few will secure an Academy Award nomination. Here are 11 likely contenders to put on your must-watch list.

Unbroken – 

Awards it could be up for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor

The film hasn’t premiered yet, but rumors are already swirling that Universal is hoping this will be their prestige piece. Their biggest hopes are pinned on the film’s director, Angelina Jolie. Her directorial debut earned muted praise, but it’s Unbroken, the true story of an Olympic athlete who became a World War II hero and POW, that has Hollywood buzzing — as is the prospect that Jolie could become just the fifth woman nominated in the director category. With Jolie as a serious contender in the best director race and considering the film was written by the Coen brothers, it would be a surprise if Unbroken was left out of this year’s top category.

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