Oscar Nominations: ‘The Revenant’ Leads with 12; ‘Mad Max’ Lands 10


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Source: Oscar.com

Source: Oscar.com

On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards.

Alejandro Inarritu’s frontier epic, “The Revenant,” led all films with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Innarritu, and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio.


Inarritu could win Best Picture two years in a row should “The Revenant” come out on top, after winning for “Birdman” last year.

George Miller’s dystopian masterpiece “Mad Max: Fury Road” landed the second most nominations with 10, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Ridley Scott’s critically-acclaimed “The Martian,” landed seven nominations, though the director was once again left out of the Best Director category.

The early favorite for the highest honors, “Spotlight,” received six nominations.

While there were no major surprises from the list, early reactions from the nominations have focused on the Best Actor category, after only white actors were nominated for a second year in a row. Actor Idris Elba was thought a shoe-in for a nomination for his role in “Beasts of No Nation,” but was snubbed. Along with DiCaprio, the nominees for Best Actor include Matt Damon (“The Martian”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”), and Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”).

One other note from Thursday’s reveal was Jennifer Lawrence, 25, became the youngest four-time nominee after earning another Best Actress nomination for “Joy.” She’ll be up against Cate Blanchett (“Carol”), Brie Larson (“Room”), Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”), and Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”).

See the full list below:

Best Picture

“The Big Short”

“Bridge of Spies”


“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”



Best Director

Lenny Abrahamson, “Room”

Adam McKay, “The Big Short”

George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

Brie Larson, “Room”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”

Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”

Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, “The Big Short”

Nick Hornby, “Brooklyn”

Phyllis Nagy, “Carol”

Drew Goddard, “The Martian”

Emma Donoghue, “Room”

Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “Bridge of Spies”

Alex Garland, “Ex Machina”

Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LaFeuve, “Inside Out”

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”

Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff, “Straight Outta Compton”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Embrace of the Serpant”


“Son of Saul”


“A War”

Best Documentary Feature


“Cartel Land”

“The Look of Silence”

“What Happened, Miss Simone?”

“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

Best Animated Feature


“Boy and the World”

“Inside Out”

“Shaun the Sheep Movie”

“When Marnie Was There”

Best Film Editing

“The Big Short”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Revenant”


“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Original Song

“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”

“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”

“Simple Song #3” from “Youth”

“Till It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”

“Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre”

Best Original Score

Thomas Newman, “Bridge of Spies”

Carer Burwell, “Carol”

Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”

Jóhann Jóhannson, “Sicario”

John Williams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Cinematography


“The Hateful Eight”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Revenant”


Best Costume Design



“The Danish Girl”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Revenant”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

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

“The Revenant”

Best Production Design

“Bridge of Spies”

“The Danish Girl”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

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”

Best Visual Effects

“Ex Machina”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Short Film, Live Action

“Ave Maria”


“Day One”


“Everything Will Be Okay”

Best Short Film, Animated

“Bear Story”


“Sanjay’s Super Team”

“We Can’t Live Without Cosmos”

“World of Tomorrow”

Best Documentary, Short Subject

“Body Team 12”

“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”

“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”

“Chau, Beyond the Lines”

“Last Day of Freedom”


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