The Oscars

Brooklyn Is the Best Picture of the Year

Don’t let its subtlety convince you otherwise.

In our series “The Best Case for Best Picture,” Slate staffers and critics mount their strongest argument for the movie they think should win the Oscars’ biggest prize. It won’t be easy: They’ll also have to contend against the counterarguments of Slate culture editor Dan Kois.

This time, Slate TV critic Willa Paskin tries to convince Kois that despite its simplicity, Brooklyn deserves to win.

Read more in Slate about the 2016 Oscars.