The 2016 Oscar nominations have arrived! While the nominees start optimistically practicing their speeches, it’s time for the rest of us to predict the winners. That’s right, it’s time to answer the big question: What movie should win the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture? The 2016 Oscar nominees for Best Picture were released on January 14, so out of the Best Picture Oscar nominees, what movie do you think will win? These eight nominees were selected from the scores of amazing films in this past year. While The Big Short, Spotlight, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Bridge of Spies, and Room were all noteworthy in their own right, only one movie can be named in that little envelope.
The Revenant received 12 nominations and is considered a frontrunner to take the grand prize. While Spielberg didn’t get a nod for directing, his Bridge of Spies was also nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. While Brooklyn may be the least-known of the nominees, it received almost universal praise from critics. Other major contenders, like The Martian and Mad Max: Fury Road, were both critical successes and box office hits.
No category is without controversy. While many movie buffs think Creed and Straight Outta Compton were snubbed, these are the remaining eight movies that now have the chance to take home the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture. Make your predictions by voting up the movies you believe were the best, and vote down any films that you thought were overrated.