The race for the best picture Oscar is a heated one among eight worthy contenders: (clockwise from top right) “The Revenant,” “Spotlight,” “The Big Short,” “Room,” “The Martian,” “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Bridge of Spies.”
The race for the best picture Oscar is a heated one among eight worthy contenders: (clockwise from top right) “The Revenant,” “Spotlight,” “The Big Short,” “Room,” “The Martian,” “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Bridge of Spies.” Karolina Akimov The Kansas City Star
The race for the best picture Oscar is a heated one among eight worthy contenders: (clockwise from top right) “The Revenant,” “Spotlight,” “The Big Short,” “Room,” “The Martian,” “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Bridge of Spies.” Karolina Akimov The Kansas City Star

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