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Oscar Watch: 'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' and 'Revenant' may be strongest contenders for best picture Oscar

Oscar Watch: 'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' and 'Revenant' may be strongest contenders for best picture Oscar

Once again, it looks to be a three-way race for the best picture Oscar.

"Spotlight" won the Screen Actors Guild Awards' film ensemble honor Saturday night. A week earlier, "The Big Short" took the Producers Guild's best picture prize.

Six days from now, when the Directors Guild of America hands out its awards, Alejandro G. Inarritu is one of the favorites to win for his work on "The Revenant."

The last time three movies divided and conquered the guilds along these lines? Just two years ago when "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "American Hustle" jostled in a wide-open best...

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