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The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, 11/28
Cumberbatch seems a lock for a nomination as closeted British code breaker Alan Turing.
Chris Rock, 12/12
Critics are wondering if Rock can score a rare comedy acting nod.
Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix, 12/12
Brolin and Phoenix are dark horses for a trippy Thomas Pynchon adaptation.
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, 12/17
It’s a special-effects bonanza in this final battle for Middle Earth.
Mark Wahlberg, 12/19
Wahlberg takes a risk in a remake of the 1974 drama.
Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, 12/25
The Academy favorites star in a biopic of artist Margaret Keane.
Jennifer Aniston, 12/31
Aniston’s raw performance could earn a nod.
A Most Violent Year
Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, 12/31
Gritty performances highlight this crime drama set in 1981 N.Y.C.