We all know that in the battle for attention that is "Awards Season" for films, it helps to have a media-friendly 'story', a press accessible angle to keep people talking about you. 1996 had "The Year of the Indie". 1998 had WWII and Queen Elizabeth as big multiple-film talking-points. 2004 had 'the Year of the Biopic.' So where is 2005 headed? Here are you options...
Munich, Crash, Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead, The Constant Gardener, Syriana and Goodnight and Good Luck
Biopic Fever Continues OR Because Ray, Kinsey, Finding Neverland, & The Aviator just weren't enough last year!
Capote and Walk the Line
It's a Gay Gay Gay Gay World
Brokeback Mountain, The Producers, Capote, Rent, Transamerica, The Libertine and Breakfast on Pluto *this angle has already been approached by the NY Times in what will undoubtedly become a camp classic of heterosexual panic journalism (see also ModFab's take on this strange piece.)
Miscellania OR Films that can't play along with the "stories" unless they become one themselves
Memoirs of a Geisha, King Kong, Cinderella Man, The New World, White Countess, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Match Point and Pride & Prejudice