Oscars: The battle for Best Picture

Jason Fraley, WTOP film critic

WASHINGTON – When the Academy expanded its best picture nominees beyond five, it seemed like a shaky move three years ago.

But this year’s class of nine may be the strongest from top to bottom.

Check out the gallery to the right to see the case for and against each Best Picture nominee.

Follow WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley on Twitter @JasonFraleyWTOP or check out his blog The Film Spectrum.

Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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