We are now halfway through 2015, so which movies standout from the first half of the year and should be considered for Oscar's Best Picture and which films to come are likely to make the cut?
Sony dates I Saw the Light for prime Oscar positioning, opening the door for Tom Hiddleston's first Oscar nomination.
Hungary's Son of Saul is the first official submission for consideration in Oscar's Best Foreign Language race for 2016.
Open Road has shuffled the deck, moving John Hillcoat's Triple 9 to 2016 and dating Thomas McCarthy's Spotlight for November.
Jacques Audiard's Dheepan won the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in a year where there seemed to be several good films, but no great ones.
Lionsgate has picked up domestic rights to Oscar hopeful Genius from Michael Grandage and starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney.
Universal has set an Oscar friendly release date for By the Sea, written, directed by and starring Angelina Jolie along with husband Brad Pitt.
Age of Ultron isn't going anywhere and there's nothing to really talk about, but take a few friends to Ex Machina and I can guarantee you'll have something to discuss.
The Academy is preparing for the future announcing key dates for the 2015 awards season as well as date for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Oscar awards ceremony.
Best Picture for Furious 7? Vin Diesel thinks so and I think he might be serious... maybe.