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Five Participant Films Touted as Oscar Contenders

And the Oscar may go to … 40 key movies in contention for 2016 awards

Think you’re in peak summer blockbuster season? Think again! Next week the first big programme announcements from the autumn festivals begin, turning our focus to the winners of next spring’s film awards

The Guardian  – July 21, 2015

By Nigel M Smith

The Hateful Eight, Suffragette, The Danish Girl, By The Sea, Steve Jobs and Bridge of Spies.
It might seem like summer is still in full swing, but in movie-land, at least, focus has now turned to the autumn. In just over a month, on 2 September, the Venice film festival kicks off, firing a starter pistol on awards season. The blockbusters will make way for studios’ serious-minded contenders. Read more here.