This morning I discussed the 2016 Oscar spitball situation with Award Watch‘s Erik Anderson. We covered a slew of contenders in record time — David Michod‘s War Machine, Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals, Martin Scorsese‘s Silence, Kenneth Lonergan‘s Manchester By The Sea, Ang Lee‘s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Nate Parker‘s The Birth of a Nation, Garth Davis‘s Lion, Jeff Nichols‘ Loving, Barry Jenkins‘ Moonlight, Denzel Washington‘s Fences, Clint Eastwood‘s Sully, Robert Zemeckis‘s Allied, Pablo Larrain‘s Jackie, Peter Berg‘s Patriot’s Day, etc. Again, the mp3. Sorry for the odd machine-like noise in the very beginning, but it fades away. The chat lasts about 20 minutes, give or take.