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‘The Revenant’ Leads 2016 Oscar Nominations

‘The Revenant’ Leads 2016 Oscar Nominations

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The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there weren’t too many surprises. Leonardo DiCaprio could be on course for Oscars success at last as he leads the way in the best actor category for the 88th Academy Awards.

The star has been nominated for the accolade four times previously, but 2016 looks quite promising to be his year with movie The Revenant following his Golden Globes win on Sunday. The triumph won’t be an easy one though as he faces stiff competition from Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, Trumbo‘s Bryan Cranston and Matt Damon in The Martian. (Our money is on DiCaprio for this year – despite the strong competition)

The Revenant will also be battling it out for the best picture award, while Alejandro González Iñárritu is in the running for best director and supporting actor Tom Hardy has scooped a nod (Hardy didn’t get any love at the Golden Globes, so we’re thrilled to see he was nominated). It also received mentions in the cinematography, costume design, production design, make-up and hair styling, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects categories.

The Revenant - Leonardo DiCaprio

The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Room and Spotlight are the other best picture nominations.

Directors Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Lenny Abrahamson (Room) and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) are Iñárritu’s competition for the prize.

The Golden Globes generally act as a precursor to the Academy Awards results, so hopes are high that best actress winner Brie Larson (Room) will scoop the golden statue at the February 28th ceremony. She’s up against Cate Blanchett for Carol, Brooklyn‘s Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy and Charlotte Rumpling in 45 Years.

In a surprise move Carol co-lead Rooney Mara landed a supporting role nod, as opposed to lead actress. Rachel McAdams in Spotlight, Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl, Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs and Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight make up the category.

The male equivalent is between Christian Bale for The Big Short, Tom Hardy in The Revenant, Mark Ruffalo for Spotlight, Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies and Sylvester Stallone for Creed.

Mad Mad: Fury Road may have missed out at the Golden Globes, but the adventure sci-fi flick picked up a total of 10 nominations at the Oscars. The film also won Best Picture along with a slew of additional accolades from the Georgia Film Critics Association.

Mad Max

The first 11 categories were announced by celebrated directors Ang Lee and Guillermo del Toro. Actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs then read out the remaining 13 groups.

The 88th Academy Awards will be hosted by Chris Rock and take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

Full Oscars 2016 Oscar Nominations:

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Director
Adam McKay – The Big Short
George Miller: Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
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 Actor
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Roony Mara – Carol
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

Best Original Song
Earned It – Fifty Shades of Grey
Manta Ray – Racing Extinction
Simple Song #3 – Youth
Til It Happens To You – The Hunting Ground
Writing’s On The Wall – Spectre

Best Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
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 Make-up and Hair Styling
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed
The Revenant

Best Live Action Short
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything will be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Shok
Stutterer

Best Animated Short Film
Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Leave Without Cosmo
World of Tomorrow

Best Animated Film
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun The Sheen Movie
When Marnie was There

Best Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Film Editing
The Big Short
Mad Max
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Production Design
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Original Score
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars

Best Foreign Language
Embrace of Serpent
Mustang
Son of Saul
Theeb
A War

Best Cinematography
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant

Best Costume Design
Carol
Cinderella
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Danish Girl
The Revenant

Best Documentary Feature
Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Best Documentary Short
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Last Day of Freedom

Let us know your thought on the 2016 Oscar nominations in our comment section below. Did your favorites get snubbed? Who do you think will win? Will this finally be the year Leonardo DiCaprio gets his Oscar?

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!

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