Yes, the 2016 Academy Awards have only just been dished out. But what better time to look ahead and see what riches lie on the horizon? We’ve picked out 17 films that we think could be up for an Oscar when February 2017 comes round. Yet again it’s worrying how few of these films are directed by women (just three), but at least there are stories and characters among our choices that suggest that the 2017 nominees could – we repeat, could – be a little more diverse than the 2016 crop that inspired the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and campaign. Here’s hoping!
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