The final ballot for Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics Choice Awards, which will happen next Sunday (1.17) at 5 pm Pacific with a live broadcast on A&E, Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network, will be sent on Wednesday, 1.13. Fast turnaround. If (and again I say “if”) the BFCA hands their Best Picture award to The Revenant or a Best Director trophy to Alejandro G. Inarritu, it will be hard to deny a feeling of creeping uncertainty about Spotlight‘s inevitability. It wasn’t just The Revenant‘s Golden Globe wins but also the surprisingly large weekend take ($39,826,840) that may be giving pause to more than a few BFCA voters. Back in the early ’90s it was said of a prominent production executive that he was “a man with your opinions.” I’ve long suspected that more than a few BFCA-ers like to raise a damp finger to the wind before voting. Wednesday’s vote will be a test of that.