Award season is in full swing! If you are a television fanatic or a movie buff like me, you are probably thrilled about the official start of award season - The Golden Globes.

This award show is usually the funnest of the bunch with both television and movie stars up for a trophy that night.

There have been many new shows and movies that have been getting A LOT of buzz over the past year. I've slowly been checking them off my list and some have lived up to the hype. Others have not.

Here are 5 movies and television shows you should catch before Sunday. That way you can watch the show and know what all the hype is about!

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    Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

    The Shape Of Water

    When I heard the premise of this movie, I was intrigued but wasn't quite sure if it would be any good. Turns out,  I was very wrong. This love story between a mute woman and a fish-like creature is amazing. It is unlike any other movie out right now and different than any other love story that I have ever seen. If fish aren't your thing, it's still worth a trip to the theater because it's just that pretty to look at. Look for Guillermo del Toro to win big Sunday night.

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    Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    This is my favorite buzzed-about movie of award season so far. It's dark and twisted but has some lighter moments too. It's offensive and hilarious all at once. All of the characters and actors have amazing story lines and the ensemble is so good, they all stand out (and have all snagged award nominations of some kind this far.) You'll laugh, you'll cry and you will be thinking about it long after you drive away. I know I still am.

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    Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

    Call Me By Your Name

    This is a love story but much different than the one previously mentioned. It features a great but relatively unknown (for now) cast as they vacation in Italy one summer. The two leads fall in love and you will too. It is an exceptional film but wait for the last ten minutes - it is the most touching and heartbreaking piece of work I have seen in years. Michael Stuhlbarg needs an Oscar, now. It isn't everybody's cup of tea but maybe that's the point.

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    John Phillips, Getty Images

    The Crown

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    Brad Barket, Getty Images

    Lady Bird

    Who doesn't love a coming-of-age film? This is probably the most talked about movie of award season. It follows a huge and fantastic cast as they deal with growing up and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. It's funny from start to finish and at the end, you'll want to hug your parents. And your best friend. Saoirse isn't going home empty-handed Sunday night, that's for sure.

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