The 89th Academy Awards are set to crown the best films of 2016 next week.
The 2017 Oscars represent a huge leap in recognising racially diverse talent.
There are six black actors nominated for an Oscar this year, marking a record in the ceremony’s history. The record number comes after the ceremony was criticised for only nominating white actors for the past two years.
If you’re unsure of who is up for what and why, the following list details which films you need to see before next Monday.
The nine films nominated for the acclaimed “Best Picture” award.
Lion follows the story of a young man's journey home after a tragic accident sees him separated from his family as a toddler.
Where you can watch: Lion is still showing in Australian cinemas.
You can read our review here.