EPL's Oscar Picks 2016: Best Picture

February 28, 2016

We’re almost there.  We’ve got one final EPL Oscar to award, and it’s the big one.  The one for all the marbles, all the bragging rights, and all the EPL glory.  Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, please allow us to present the EPL Oscar for Best Picture.

The Nominees Are…

Bridge of Spies

“I think Bridge of Spies was a very underrated movie and deserves to win.”  — Bob Meyer

“Great acting and a great story!”  — Judith Damin




“I absolutely loved Brooklyn. There was something so relatable about the story, and I felt her journey to find “home” very deeply.  Saoirse Ronan  and her adorable love interest were fantastic.” — Gena Johnson

Brooklyn has more heart than any film I’ve see in years.”  — Anonymous


Mad Max: Fury Road

“There were some good films this year, but Mad Max: Fury Road was an adrenaline-fueled jolt of pure cinema and it ought to win everything.”  — Joshua Corey

Mad Max: Fury Road was amazing, and it is not the kind of movie that usually wins Best Picture.”  — Elizabeth Sanderson


big shortThe Big Short

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the martianThe Martian

“A well-done, well-acted, beautiful science fiction action flick… Ooh la la!  It is a rare and beautiful thing.”  — Bridget Petrites

The Martian was fun to watch, and the Chinese saved the day.”  — Scott Kelly


the revenantThe Revenant

“The scenes in The Revenant were incredibly shot and created an intimate feeling even in vast landscapes.”  — Carley Pernokas

“The cinematography was stunning. The complexity and multidimensionality with which it portrays Native American culture has been little commented on but is commendable.”  — Hilde Kaiser



“It’s got good buzz.  Plus, it’s a smaller film and sometimes the Academy goes for that.”  — Heather Plank





Spotlight is in many ways the most ‘important’ movie nominated, highlighting a huge story.”  — Pablo Rajczyk

“I could have watched this movie for another 4 hours.  It was that good.  I was completely immersed and on the edge of my seat.”  — Heather Ross


And the EPL Oscar goes to…




Spotlight is an issue film told through people.  Character is as important as the issue, and so for me, it works much better than The Big Short.”  — Lin Berryman

“This movie does an ingenious job of telling a story that brilliantly dramatizes pressing problems afflicting American culture at the moment and shows us why these problems matter.  Those problems include: the death of investigative journalism, the exploitation and abuse of children, institutional corruption (to me, this is the biggest of all), and the devastating effects of denial.  The cast blazes with the kind of light cast only by ensembles of actors passionately devoted to their story and willing to go the distance emotionally and physically.”  — Jarrett Dapier


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