And The Nominees Are… 2016 Oscar Nominations Announced!

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Lawrence were among the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards, which were announced this morning at 8:30 AM EST.

The Revenant” topped all films with 12 nominations, with “Spotlight,” “The Big Short,” “Room” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” close behind.

Nominations were announced Thursday morning during a special two-part news conference that took place inside the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills.


Chris Rock will host the awards show for the second time, his first being at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005.  “I’m so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” Rock said. “It’s great to be back.”

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be televised live on ABC at 7 p.m. ET. The awards show will also be broadcast live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


Best picture
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
The Martian

Actor in a leading role
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant
Matt Damon, “The Martian
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl

Actress in a leading role
Brie Larson, “Room”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn
Cate Blanchett, “Carol
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years

Best director
Alejandro Iñárritu, “The Revenant
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight
Adam McKay, “The Big Short
Lenny Abrahamson, “Room

Actress in a supporting role
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs
Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight

Actor in a supporting role
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies
Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight
Christian Bale, “The Big Short
Tom Hardy, “The Revenant

Best Animated Feature Film


Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There


Best Cinematography                      


The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant



Best Costume Design



The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Best Documentary – Feature


Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom


Best Documentary – Short Subject

Body Team 12

Chau, Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant


Best Original Song

“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey

“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction

“Simple Song No. 3,” Youth

“‘Til It Happens to You,” The Haunting Ground

“Writings on the Wall,” Spectre


Best Animated Short Film

Bear Story


Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow


Best Live Action Short Film

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)




Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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