Already looking beyond the upcoming months of indie releases and stellar performances, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has set two important dates for 2013.

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The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced on January 10 at 5:30 a.m. PT, and moviedom’s biggest event will go down the following month on February 24.

This begs two crucial questions: Which fall and winter gems are poised to become the next critical darlings — and what will everyone wear?

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