The Revenant And Mad Max Lead 2016 Oscar Nominations

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The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced this morning by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and as usual features a few surprises alongside the expected nods. The Revenant earned a whopping 12 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor, while George Miller’s Mad Max reboot earned 10 nominations including Best Picture, and Best Director.

Some notable exclusions from this year’s list include Ridley Scott for directing The Martian which received nods for Best Picture and Best Actor by Matt Damon, as well as Steven Spielberg for Bridge of Spies which also earned a nomination for Best Picture. A hashtag is already making the rounds on social media, #OscarsSoWhite, after not one minority actor was recognized with nominations. There were plenty of outstanding performances this year by the likes of Ryan Coogler in Creed and Will Smith in Concussion, and F. Gary Gray’s directing of Straight Outta Compton was passed over as well.

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Check out the complete list of 2016 Oscar nominations for the awards show below and let us know what you think of the nominations and who you think shouldn’t have been snubbed this year in the comments, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook. The 88th Academy Awards ceremony airs on Sunday, February 28, 2016 on ABC and is set to be hosted by Chris Rock.

Best Picture

  • The Big Short
    Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
  • Bridge of Spies
    Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
  • Brooklyn
    Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers
  • The Martian
    Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers
  • The Revenant
    Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers
  • Room
    Ed Guiney, Producer
  • Spotlight
    Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers

Best Actor

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

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
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs


  • The Big Short, Adam McKay
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
  • The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Room, Lenny Abrahamson
  • Spotlight, Tom McCarthy

Film Editing

  • The Big Short
    Hank Corwin
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Margaret Sixel
  • The Revenant
    Stephen Mirrione
  • Spotlight
    Tom McArdle
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

Foreign Language Film

  • Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
  • Mustang (France)
  • Son of Saul (Hungary)
  • Theeb (Jordan)
  • A War (Denmark)

Original Score

  • Bridge of Spies
    Thomas Newman
  • Carol
    Carter Burwell
  • The Hateful Eight
    Ennio Morricone
  • Sicario
    Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    John Williams

Production Design

  • Bridge of Spies
    Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich
  • The Danish Girl
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
  • The Martian
    Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
  • The Revenant
    Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy

Visual Effects

  • Ex Machina
    Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams
  • The Martian
    Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner
  • The Revenant
    Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Big Short
    Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
  • Brooklyn
    Screenplay by Nick Hornby
  • Carol
    Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
  • The Martian
    Screenplay by Drew Goddard
  • Room
    Screenplay by Emma Donoghue

Original Screenplay

  • Bridge of Spies
    Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • Ex Machina
    Written by Alex Garland
  • Inside Out
    Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
  • Spotlight
    Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
  • Straight Outta Compton
    Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Animated Feature Film

  • Anomalisa
    Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran
  • Boy and the World
    Alê Abreu
  • Inside Out
    Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
    Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
  • When Marnie Was There
    Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura


  • Carol
    Ed Lachman
  • The Hateful Eight
    Robert Richardson
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    John Seale
  • The Revenant
    Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Sicario
    Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • Carol
    Sandy Powell
  • Cinderella
    Sandy Powell
  • The Danish Girl
    Paco Delgado
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Jenny Beavan
  • The Revenant
    Jacqueline West

Documentary Feature

  • Amy
    Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
  • Cartel Land
    Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
  • The Look of Silence
    Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
    Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
    Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Documentary Short Subject

  • Body Team 12
    David Darg and Bryn Mooser
  • Chau, Beyond the Lines
    Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
  • Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
    Adam Benzine
  • A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
    Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
  • Last Day of Freedom
    Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
    Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
  • The Revenant
    Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Original Song

  • “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey
    Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
  • “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction
    Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty
  • “Simple Song #3” from Youth
    Music and Lyric by David Lang
  • “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground
    Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
  • “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre
    Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Animated Short Film

  • Bear Story
    Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
  • Prologue
    Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
    Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
  • We Can’t Live without Cosmos
    Konstantin Bronzit
  • World of Tomorrow
    Don Hertzfeldt

Live Action Short Film

  • Ave Maria
    Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont
  • Day One
    Henry Hughes
  • Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
    Patrick Vollrath
  • Shok
    Jamie Donoughue
  • Stutterer
    Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Sound Editing

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Mark Mangini and David White
  • The Martian
    Oliver Tarney
  • The Revenant
    Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
  • Sicario
    Alan Robert Murray
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Matthew Wood and David Acord

Sound Mixing

  • Bridge of Spies
    Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
  • The Martian
    Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth
  • The Revenant
    Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson
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