The 1960s voting rights, self-discovery, Japanese prisoners of war, early-onset Alzheimer's, addiction, the state of modern marriage... These are just some of the incredible stories that have played out across the big screen in recent months, starring some of our favourite actors, from Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon, to BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jack O'Connell and Ben Affleck.
These are also the films that will be hoping to find themselves with the greatest honour of all - an Academy Award nomination. All will be revealed next Thursday, but to kick things off, HELLO! Online take a look at the possible contenders, all fighting for one of the big six awards...
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The 87th Academy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Sunday 22nd February.