2016 Oscar Best Pictures: One Sentence Summaries

We just saved you 20+ hours of your life

It's Oscar time again! This year has a lot of great films up for Best Picture honours, but the lack of diversity is kind of a bummer. If you plan on tuning in — and you should, just to watch Chris Rock call-out the whitewashing of the industry — we saved you some time in viewing all the films.

Here are the contenders, their stars, and their one-sentence plot synopses.


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Jeni Marinucci is YMC's Creative Director. She has a guilty conscience, a love for humour, and a questionable home-haircut. After her children were old enough to make their own sandwiches, she returned to University to complete her B.A. in English Literature—a designation which has provided her with an extensive library and crushing student loans. When no teaching college wanted her, she had to choose between taking orders through a drive-thru window or from an editor. She chose the latter.