Should the ‘essay Film’ Win the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture?

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Should the 'essay Film' Win the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture?

It’s the all important question during awards season — who is going home with the coveted Oscar for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards?

Fandor’s Kevin B. Lee rounds out his Oscars series “Video Evidence” with a video essay that examines each Best Picture nominee, Spotlight, The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Room, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Brooklyn, and The Revenant, then explores why he believes The Big Short should go home with the golden statue. Check it out below:

Here are the categories Lee puts each nominee in (which effectively pinpoints the trend that the Academy was leaning toward):

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