The Oscars

The Revenant Is the Best Picture of the Year

Yes, Iñárritu should win for the second year in a row.

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, Alan Scherstuhl tries to convince Kois to bask in the way The Revenant turns excuciating physical discomfort into high art.

Read more in Slate about the 2016 Oscars.