The 2018 awards race officially closed on Sunday, with the curtain coming down as Fox Searchlight’s The Shape Of Water triumphed at the Oscars.
While the 2019 race may feel like a distant prospect, the recent Sundance and Berlin festivals have kick-started murmurings about potential contenders, and already talk is turning to which releases could be leading the conversation come next year’s awards season.
Below, Screen runs down 12 of the early-run candidates.
First Man (Universal Pictures)
Despite La La Land having best picture snatched away by Moonlight at the 2017 Oscars,