The Big Short is the Best Picture of the year (VIDEO).

The Big Short Is the Best Picture of the Year

The Big Short Is the Best Picture of the Year

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Feb. 18 2016 7:30 AM

The Big Short Is the Best Picture of the Year

Don’t rule it out because it’s funny.

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Photo by Jaap Buitendijk - © 2015 Paramount Pictures

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.

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Forrest Wickman is Slate’s culture editor.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.

Jacob T. Swinney is a video essayist, filmmaker, and cinephile.