I know, I know—this most recent Oscar season just ended. But before Oscar Beat goes into a semi-hibernation mode, I wanted to take a quick preview of the next awards season with some way-too-early predictions on which films might become the next Spotlight or The Revenant on the Oscar campaign trail. Now keep in mind that release dates shift, so some of these films could be pushed out of the 2016 season entirely, and some movies that are currently in production may make a surprise entry into the race a la The Big Short last year. To that end, this is not a comprehensive overview. But this preview piece is something of a tradition here at Oscar Beat (I went 3 for 8 in terms of Best Picture nominees with last year’s too-early predictions), so without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the films we could be talking about quite extensively this fall.