Count us among the film fans who never saw “Green Book” as winning the Best Picture Oscar last year.

There was an outcry on Twitter and in the press for a few days afterward from moviegoers, Academy voters, the family of the classical musician featured in the movie and the general Hollywood crowd. “Shock,” “disdain,” “confusion” and “flawed” are the words we can print.

But we’re not here to litigate last year’s choice, we just brought it up you remind you that no matter the chatter, trends and odds, until the movie’s name is uttered, you just never know. Well, unless Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty are involved and then you still might not know, but that’s another story.

The point is, is that Oscar season is approaching and there are already declared “leading” contenders, “strong” contenders, and “possible” contenders. And betting sites already are offering odds on which movie is going to win Best Picture.

In the mix as leading contenders for the Best Picture are:

  • “A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood”(Nov. 22): Matthew Rhys plays a cynical journalist who finds a new perspective after being assigned to write a profile on TV icon Fred Rogers, played by picture-perfect Tom Hanks. Odds: 8/1
  • “Downton Abbey”(Sept. 20): A continuation of the famed TV series about the Crawley family who is preparing their home for royalty. Odds: 50/1
  • “Fair and Balanced”(Dec. 20): The women of Fox News, played by Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie) take on Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) on charges of harassment. Odds: 20/1
  • “The Farewell”(opened July 12): Awkwafina is getting good buzz in this film about a Chinese family choosing to keep their matriarch in the dark about her fatal illness. Odds: N/A
  • “Ford v. Ferrari”(Nov. 15): True story of a car designer (Matt Damon) and driver (Christian Bale) and their battle to bring a car to challenge Ferrari at the 1966 24 hours of Le Mans. Odds: 16/1
  • “Gemini Man”(Oct. 11): Technology may be the real winner in this Ang Lee-directed film about an assassin (Will Smith) who faces off against a younger version of himself. Odds: N/A
  • “The Goldfinch”(Oct. 11): A man with a troubled childhood (Ansel Elgort) finds himself fall into the world of art forgery. Odds: 20/1
  • “The Good Liar”(Nov. 15): Ian McKellen still has it as he plays a con man who finds himself caring for his mark played by Helen Mirren. Odds: N/A
  • “Harriet”(Nov. 1): Cynthia Erivo plays superhero Harriet Tubman who changed the course of history freeing hundreds of slaves. Odds: 20/1
  • “The Irishman”(Sept. 27): CGI comes into play again as we see younger versions of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in this film about the man who claims to have killed Jimmy Hoffa. Odds: 8/1
  • “The Laundromat”(Fall): Steven Soderbergh directs Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas in a film about insurance fraud. We’re sure it’s better than it sounds. Odds: 20/1
  • “Little Women”(Dec. 25): Director Greta Gerwig has an all-star cast (Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern and Eliza Scanlen) in this classic coming-of-age story. Odds: 20/1
  • “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”(opened July 26): Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt play an actor and stunt double, respectively, trying to find fame as Charles Mason sparks fear in Hollywood. Odds: 6/1
  • “The Report”(Fall): In the aftermath of 9/11, CIA agents begin using extreme tactics to find who was behind the attack. Stars Adam Driver and Corey Stoll.) Odds: 25/1

From this list, we think you can immediately strike-through “Gemini Man,” “Downton Abbey,” “The Farewell,” “The Laundromat,” “The Goldfinch,” “The Report” “Fair and Balanced,” “The Report,”  “Little Women” and “Harriet.”

It’s hard to commit to a winner this early and having not seen all of the movies, but the frontrunners are Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” with Brad Pitt a nominee in an acting category. Also, “The Irishman” is setting up as the nostalgic legacy pick because of that that roster of stars and Martin Scorsese at the helm. The acting chops of “The Good Liar” can easily propel it a Best Picture Oscar. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is the movie we all need and it could bring Tom Hanks his third Oscar for Best Actor. And, “Ford v. Ferrari”? Two words: Christian Bale.