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Oscars 2016: The nominations

By inSing EditorMovies - 14 January 2016 10:36 PM | Updated 11:39 AM

Oscars 2016: The nominations

It's that time of the year again where the best in cinema are recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with the announcement of the contenders vying for the golden statuettes.

Dominating the Oscars race this year is Alejandro G. Inarritu primal thriller 'The Revenant' garnering 12 nominations including Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor and Director. If Inarritu wins this year, it will be his second directing honours in a row.

Coming in a close second is the very suprising 'Mad Max: Fury Road' with 10 nominations while Ridley Scott's space "comedy" 'The Martian' received seven nominations.

“Wowie Zowie! So many talented people labored mightily to bring this movie to the screen. It's lovely that the Academy has acknowledged our work in this way," said George Miller.

Eight films were nominated for best picture, with 'Spotlight', 'Bridge of Spies', 'The Big Short', 'Room' and 'Brooklyn' completing the list.

Steven Spielberg, the man behind 'Bridge of Spies', was not included on the best director shortlist, while George Miller for scored a surprise nod for 'Mad Max: Fury Road', as did Lenny Abrahamson for 'Room'.

Quentin Taratino's much-touted Western 'The Hateful Eight' did not fare well, receiving only three nominations including Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Jason Leigh and Best Original Score.

"I am thrilled. I didn’t think the experience of working with Quentin and this cast could get any more rewarding… to get this recognition for this role is such a joy," said Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Even JJ Abrams' space epic 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' received five nominations, mostly for technical categories including Visual Effects, Sound Editing and Mixing. 

The nominations were announced at the Oscars’ headquarters in Beverley Hills by John Krasinski, Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. 

The Academy Awards will take place on 28 February 2016 at the Dolby Theatre. 

The full list of nominations is below:


Best Picture

‘The Big Short’

‘Bridge of Spies’

‘Brooklyn’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Martian’

‘The Revenant’

‘Room’ 

‘Spotlight’

Actor

Bryan Cranston, ‘Trumbo' 

Matt Damon, ‘The Martian’

Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘The Revenant’

Michael Fassbender, ‘Steve Jobs’

Eddie Redmayne, ‘The Danish Girl’

Actress

Cate Blanchett, ‘Carol’

Brie Larson, ‘Room’

Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Joy’

Charlotte Rampling, ‘45 Years’

Saoirse Ronan, ‘Brooklyn’

 

Directing

Adam McKay, ‘The Big Short’

George Miller, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Alejandro G. Inarritu, ‘The Revenant’

Lenny Abrahamson, ‘Room’

Tom McCarthy, ‘Spotlight’

 

Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, ‘The Big Short’

Tom Hardy, ‘The Revenant’

Mark Ruffalo, ‘Spotlight’

Mark Rylance, ‘Bridge of Spies’

Sylvester Stallone, ‘Creed’

 

Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, ‘The Hateful Eight’

Rooney Mara, ‘Carol’

Rachel McAdams, ‘Spotlight’

Alicia Vikander, ‘The Danish Girl’

Kate Winslet, ‘Steve Jobs’ 

 

Original Screenplay

‘Bridge of Spies’

‘Ex Machina’

‘Inside Out’

‘Spotlight’

‘Straight Outta Compton’

 

Adapted Screenplay

‘The Big Short' 

‘Brooklyn’

‘Carol’

‘The Martian’

‘Room’

Cinematography

‘Carol’

‘The Hateful Eight’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Revenant’

‘Sicario’

 

Film Editing

‘The Big Short’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Revenant’

‘Spotlight’

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 

 

Production Design

‘Bridge of Spies’

‘The Danish Girl’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Martian’

‘The Revenant’



Original Song

‘Earned It’, ‘50 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’

 

Animated Feature

‘Anomalisa’

‘Boy and the World’

‘Inside Out’

‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’

‘When Marnie Was There’

 

Original Score

‘Bridge of Spies’

‘Carol’

‘The Hateful Eight' 

‘Sicario’

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

 

Foreign Language Film

‘Embrace of the Serpent’

‘Mustang’

‘Son of Saul’

‘Theeb’

‘A War’

Documentary Short Subject

‘Body Team 12’

‘Chau Behind the Lines’

‘Claude Lanzmann’

‘A Girl in the River’

‘Last Day of Freedom’

 

Documentary Feature

‘Amy’

‘Cartel Land’

‘The Look of Silence’

‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom’

 

Costume Design

‘Carol’

‘Cinderella’

‘The Danish Girl’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Revenant’