With the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals behind us, the 2016-2017 Oscar season is officially underway. A number of strong contenders have bubbled up in recent weeks, promising a broad spectrum for viewers to delight in over the course of the next several months.

There will be musicals, war films, wide-ranging epics and intimate dramas to discuss throughout. “Diversity” will hopefully be a buzz word , from historical perspectives to award-winning play adaptations, which, we hope, will keep any #OscarsSoWhite scandal at bay. (But one never knows.)

Variety will be there every step of the way, charting the ups and downs as they happen. Keep track of our predictions throughout the season at our various contender pages and enjoy the ride!

Check out In Contention’s Oscar predictions right here!