The Oscars

The Big Short Is the Best Picture of the Year

Don’t rule it out because it’s funny.

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 senior editor Forrest Wickman tries to convince Kois that The Big Short deserves to win—with some help from Margot Robbie in a bathtub.

Read more in Slate about the 2016 Oscars.