The nominations for Oscars 2016 were announced by Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee, John Krasinski and Academy President Sheryl Boone Isaacs with Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant leading with 12 nods and Mad Max: Fury Road flying the geek flag high.
The strong showing for The Revenant, including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his best-picture winning Birdman last year.
George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road followed with 10 nominations, including best picture. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic The Martian landed 7 nominations, including best picture, but no best director nod for Scott.
Eight films were nominated for best picture. The other five were: Tom McCarthy’s investigative journalistic procedural Spotlight, Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, Adam McKay’s Michael Lewis adaptation The Big Short, the mother-son captive drama Room and the ‘50s Irish immigrant tale Brooklyn.
Left on the outside were Todd Haynes’ acclaimed lesbian romance Carol and the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.
The acting nominees, which notably omitted Idris Elba for Beasts of No Nation and Benicio Del Toro for Sicario, gave the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences an awkward repeat of the “OscarsSoWhite” backlash that followed last year’s acting nominees.
The following are the films nominated for the best picture Oscar
* The Revenant
* Bridge of Spies
* Mad Max: Fury Road
* The Big Short
* The Martian
Here are the nominees for Best Actor
* Matt Damon, The Martian
* Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
* Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
* Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
* Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
The nominees for Best Actress are
* Cate Blanchett, Carol
* Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
* Brie Larson, Room
* Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
* Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Best Supporting Actor nominees are
* Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
* Sylvester Stallone, Creed
* Christian Bale, The Big Short
* Tom Hardy, The Revenant
* Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
The Best Supporting Actress nominees are
* Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
* Rooney Mara, Carol
* Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
* Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
* Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
And the nominees for Best Director are
* Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
* George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
* Adam McKay: The Big Short
* Lenny Abrahamson, Room
* Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
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