Why Mad Max: Fury Road should ride eternal, shiny, and chrome at this year’s Oscars.

Hey Oscars, Mad Max: Fury Road Is the Best Picture of the Year. Witness!

Hey Oscars, Mad Max: Fury Road Is the Best Picture of the Year. Witness!

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Feb. 11 2016 9:32 AM

Mad Max: Fury Road Is the Best Picture of the Year. Witness!

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Today we’re kicking off a new series, “The Best Case for Best Picture,” in which 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.

First up: Aisha Harris makes the case for why Oscar should ride eternal, shiny, and chrome.

Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.

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.