If Get Out wins the Academy’s top award, it will join a statistically rare subset of films including Casablanca and The Godfather that were released in the first few months of the year and won Best Picture. The vast majority of Best Picture winners are released between June and December, like the other nominees in the category this year.

The Californian coming-of-age story Lady Bird also made waves this year when it briefly broke the Toy Story 2 record for a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. The drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was labeled an Oscar frontrunner after it swept at the Golden Globes earlier this month. And Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece Dunkirk, an epic World War II drama, is the biggest movie in the bunch, with $188 million in box office returns in the US and Canada.

The Academy pushed the number of nominations in the Best Picture category from five up to 10 possible films in 2010, after Nolan’s The Dark Knight was snubbed, to give mainstream movies and other films that are not typical Oscar fare better odds at competing against the esoteric indie titles that usually dominate the awards show. So far, the change has mostly benefited arthouse films; few blockbusters like Avatar, Up, and Mad Max: Fury Road have made the cut in the years since.

The Big Sick, which earned a 98% positive score on Rotten Tomatoes, was one the best-reviewed movies that didn’t land a nomination. The romantic dramedy, about a up-and-coming comedian who’s on-again, off-again girlfriend is in a coma, was also liked by 89% of viewers who reviewed it.

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