8. RoomWhat Could It Win? Best Picture, Best Actress (Brie Larson), Best Supporting Actor (Jacob Tremblay), Best Director (Lenny Abrahamson) Biggest Hope: Best Actress Can you say hype? Room was a smash hit at Toronto and is likely to make similar waves in London. A harrowing story about a mother and son trying to escape captivity, it won the People's Choice Award, an accolade that has seen seven of the past eight recipients go on to get nomination for Best Picture (with three wins). If that doesn't all but guarantee at least a nod then nothing will. The real hype for a win, though, is around Brie Larson as the mother, and regardless of the film's legs she's a shoe-in for at least a nomination for Best Actress. Outside of Larson, Room's hopes hinge entirely on the marketing push. There's scope for both Lenny Abrahamson (whose previous films have never received this level of notoriety) and Larson's co-star Jacob Tremblay (who would be one of the youngest nominees ever) to get a look in, although that really depends on how competitive their respective categories are.