I also think that out of all the films nominated for best picture, The Big Short, perhaps along with Room, was told in the most original way. Room was great because it is a very adult story told entirely through the eyes of a nine year old, and that influences the narrative of the entire film. But all the other nominated films were straightforward linear pictures that, although absolutely great, I don’t believe can stand against the way The Big Short blurred the lines between narrative, documentary, and essay film.
The entire ensemble cast of the film was also incredible and I believe Christian Bale deserves an Oscar for his performance.
That is simply my opinion, and Kevin B. Lee from Fandor agrees with me so here is his amazing video essay backing The Big Short:
Who do you think should win best picture?