I've seen Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land and Hidden Figures. They are all excellent films but my personal favorites, it terms of being Oscar worthy, are Arrival and Hidden Figures. They just spoke to me in ways that the others didn't. Manchester was a tough movie to watch because of its dank landscape and a central character with a completely flat affect but it was beautifully done. Hacksaw Ridge was great with a terrific performance by Andrew Garfield. Mel Gibson may be an Anti-Semitic SOB but he is a great director. It just hard for war films to break through to an Oscar. I loved La La Land and understood all of the early Oscar buzz but after seeing Arrival and Hidden Figures and their gravitas it seemed to have less stature by comparison. I was really put out by Amy Adams and Taraji P. Henson not getting nominated. I would have preferred either of them to be nominated over Meryl Streep but I'm sure that Adams will eventually nab the gold statue. She's just too good in too many films not to.