7 Major 2016 Oscar Contenders That You May Not Be Aware Of Yet

It’s that time of year again – when the films that have been touted as ‘Oscar contenders’ all year long (some ever before they started shooting) finally go before the public and start to vie for Academy Award gold.

You know the score by now: Steve Jobs, The Revenant, The Danish Girl, and Spotlight will sweep just about everything up, and then it’s left to the stragglers to pick at the crumbs of what’s left in the remaining categories.


It’s those lesser-known movies that still have a chance of bagging one or two awards that we’re interested in today, however. The movies that haven’t had the overwhelming publicity of Steve Jobs and the like to advertise the fact that they’re contenders capable of causing an upset, of emerging as big winners on the night.

There are movies yet to come this year from the likes of Charlie Kaufman, Angelina Jolie, and Ron Howard – all contenders in the past – that have barely even begun to register on the Oscar radar yet. Nonetheless, the talent involved means – though some are as-yet unknown entities – that these movies could still feature heavily at the 2016 Oscars.