This month there is a plethora of awards season contenders. 

Opening on 6 November 2019, the biographical adventure ‘The Aeronauts’ stars Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) and Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). The pair are reunited for the first time since ‘The Theory of Everything’ five years ago in which they delivered leading performances which won Redmayne an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe and Jones nominations for all three.  Will we see similar success this time?

Helen Mirren (The Last Station) and Ian McKellen (Gods and Monsters) will appear in the drama thriller ‘The Good Liar’, directed and co-produced by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), released on 8 November 2019.  While Mirren and Condon already have Oscars (for acting and writing, respectively), McKellen hasn’t but could that change this year?

Directed by James Mangold (Walk The Line), the biographical drama ‘Ford v Ferrari’ (titled ‘Le Mans ‘66’ here) will drive onto the silver screen on 15 November 2019 with Matt Damon (Invictus) and Christian Bale (Vice) in the leading roles.  Oscars have been claimed by Damon and Bale before (for writing and acting, respectively) while Mangold received his first Oscar nomination for his previous film ‘Logan’.  Could he join them by winning next year?

On 22 November 2019 the biographical film ‘Harriet’, about the slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman, will open in cinemas.  Cynthia Erivo (Widows) has already won a Tony, Grammy and Daytime Emmy so could this be the film that competes her EGOT with an Oscar?

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I attended Dunfermline High School from 2010 to 2016. I wrote my own column called ‘Adam’s Adventures’ and other articles for the school magazine, the ‘Pupils’ Press’, for its first 12 issues over three years and solely edited the last four editions. I created the official high school ‘Yearbook DVD’ and produced the exclusive 2016 calendar during my last year, independently. I also volunteered at the school mathematics shop, the ‘Stationery Village’, for three years and was appointed prefect for four years.I am currently in fourth year studying the BA (Hons) Journalism course at Edinburgh Napier University and contribute as an arts writer to The Edinburgh Reporter. I have achieved The Duke of Edinburgh’s (Bronze) Award and received grade five level certification for electronic keyboard from Trinity College London. In my spare time, I enjoy photography and travelling by railway, catching up with my friends and family and visiting my caravan away in the country. I must admit that I love good food which is both a thrilling and dangerous relationship.