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O S C A R buzz he 88 th Academy Awards are just around the corner, and for the most part, the spring/summer releases and biggest (i.e. most popular) films of the year, including Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, Furious 7, Mad Max: Fury Road, Minions, Cinderella and Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation — along with the more re- cent Spectre, The Martian, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 blockbusters — will have to vie for voter attention with the crowded fall and winter crop of potential contenders. For 'tis the season when the studios momentarily turn their backs on mon- ey-making monsters, superheroes and escapist fare, and give their full atten- tion to such serious, prestige projects as Spotlight, The Danish Girl, Bridge of Spies, The Revenant, Beasts of No Nation, Room, Concussion, Macbeth, Carol, Anomalisa, Brooklyn, Youth, Suffragette, The Big Short, Chi-Raq, Secret in Their Eyes, Black Mass, In the Heart of the Sea, Tangerine and Joy. And late word has it that a few other films, including Creed, Trumbo, Sicario, Son of Saul and 45 Years might crash the party. THE OSCARS — POST'S TOP PICKS BY IAIN BLAIR T Director Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl has received critical acclaim. Trumbo is hoping to get Oscar attention The Hateful Eight continues Quentin Tarantino's 'Western' work. Carol could receive recognition for its stars and director. POST SEPTEMBER 2015

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