The Light Between Oceans, Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender


We're just days away from seeing Leonardo DiCaprio finally receive the Oscar he so certainly deserves.

Brie Larson will also be first-time winner for her work in Room and I predict Alicia Vikander will be going home with an Oscar for The Danish Girl. And what a moment it's going to be when Sylvester Stallone's name is called for best supporting actor.

As for best picture, no one knows for sure which film will be winning. It's a true toss-up between The Revenant, Spotlight and The Big Short. My money is on The Revenant.

Now with this year's predictions out of the way, let's start talking about next year's Oscars.

Yup, you read that right—I'm talking about Oscars 2017!

Here are six movies you'll be hearing a lot more about come next awards season...

The Birth of a Nation, Armie Hammer

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1. The Birth Of a Nation: Nate Parker's passion project about slave rebellion leader Nat Turner made history when Fox Searchlight paid a record breaking $17.5 million for it just hours after it premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival. Parker not only stars in the movie, but he also wrote and directed it. Oscar buzz is also building around How To Get Away With Murder's Aja Naomi King, who plays Nat's wife Cherry.

2. The Light Between Oceans: Vikander will be back making the Oscar rounds again as will her co-star Michael Fassbender for their performances in the big screen adaptation of M.L. Stedman's debut novel of the same name. The real-life lovebirds play a couple that adopt a baby girl they find alone in a lifeboat.

A United Kingdom, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo


3. Nocturnal Animals: Five-time nominee Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in a movie directed by Tom Ford has Oscar gold written all over it. An adaption of novelist Austin Write's Tony and Susan, the cast also includes Kim Basinger, Armie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

4. A United Kingdom: David Oyelowo stars as Botswana's Prince Seretse Khama, who was forced to live in exile for six years in the 1940s after marrying a white English woman (Rosamund Pike).

Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga, Queen of Katwe

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5. Queen of Katwe: Another film featuring Oyelowo, this Mira Nair-directed movie tells the true story of a girl from Uganda (newcomer Madina Nalwanga) who trains to become a world chess champion. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o co-stars as the girl's mother.

6. Florence Foster Jenkins: Have you seen the teaser trailer for Meryl Streep's next movie?! The acting legend plays the title character, a New York heiress and an aspiring opera singer in the 1920s and '30s who became well known for her horrible singing voice.

Watch E!'s live 2016 Oscars red carpet coverage starting at 1:30p.m. ET/10:30a.m. PT on Sunday, February 28th

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