Best Picture: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight
- Will Win: Spotlight. I think (and hope) a lot of the hype behind The Revenant is empty in this category.
- Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road is my top pick in this category, though Brooklyn, Bridge of Spies and Spotlight are all worthy contenders.
- Left out: I was tempted to put “Not Carol” eight times for the list of nominees. I’d have also included either Magic Mike XXL, Diary of a Teenage Girl, Results or Unfriended in this category instead of Room, The Martian, The Revenant and The Big Short. (The Big Short is solid, for the record. I just think the others I mentioned are better).