- The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
- Black Mass
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Mr. Holmes
- The Revenant
Surprised that Star Wars, The Danish Girl, and Carol all missed out. This list of 7 will be narrowed down to the 3 eventual nominees. I'd say Mad Max in the only guarantee. Could make a case for each of the others, particularly 100-Year-Old Man, Black Mass, Mr. Holmes, and The Revenant.