Predicting the nominees for Best Picture is a tough job for anyone since 2010, as the Academy now has the flexibility to nominate anywhere between five and ten. This year sees a batch of eight strong films competing for the biggest accolade in showbiz, with some notable omissions including Carol and The Danish Girl.
From Boston and Berlin to Mars and a post-apocalyptic Earth , these eight wildly different nominees have had the resilience, the staying power and the campaign budget to stand above the rest. They have romance, they have scandal, they have visual effects to die for – but who will take home the top prize and cement themselves in Oscar history?
Click through the page numbers to view more about each film, and vote for your favourite below.