The Oscars are the highlight of awards season. Everyone waits for the Oscars, mostly just to see which celebrity wore what on the red carpet. However, sometimes, we’re actually interested in the movies and actors that win awards, in the hopes that it might encourage us to watch that movie we’ve been putting off for months (“La La Land”, we’re talking to you). Here are this year’s nominees for best picture.

Manchester by the Sea

A man is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after his brother dies, and we are taken through the tragic past events of his life that got him there.


When a mysterious spacecraft lands on the planet, a team led by Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is brought together to investigate. Banks and the team search for answers until she realises she needs to take a chance that will threaten her life and humanity.


A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost in Calcutta. He survives many challenges, and eventually, gets adopted by a couple in Australia. Twenty five years later, he decides to look for his lost family.

Hell or High Water

A father and his ex-con brother commit a distressing, dangerous scheme so that they can save their family’s ranch in Texas.

Hidden Figures

The story of three African-American women mathematicians, who served an important role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.


A beautiful tale of self-discovery, Moonlight tells the story of the life of a young black man living in Miami from childhood to adulthood and his struggles to find his place in the world.

Hacksaw Ridge

This movie tells the true story of an American army medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II and refused to kill people. He became the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without killing a single person.


Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, an African-American man tries to raise his family in the 1950s.

La La Land

The musical starring two of our favourite actors, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, that everyone can’t stop fussing about. Mia, an aspiring actress, meets Sebastian, a jazz musician. But as success comes, they are faced with decisions that begin to affect their love affair and threaten to tear them apart.

We can’t wait to see which one of these nominees will go home with an award tonight!