Oscars 2016: ‘The Revenant’ leads the pack, ‘Mad Max’ racing close behind [See Full List of Nominations here!]


It’s the Awards season again and the most prestigious of them all has just announced its nominations for the 88th Annual Academy awards!

Last  year’s Oscar winning Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant garnered the most number of nominations this year with an impressive 12, while Mad Max: Fury Road was not far behind with whopping 10 nominations!

Here’s the full list of Oscar nominees

Best Picture

The Big Short
The Revenant
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian


Best Actor


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


Best Actress


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


Best Supporting Actor


Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight


Best Supporting Actress


Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Rooney Mara, Carol
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight


Best Director


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


Best Original Screenplay


Spotlight by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Straight Outta Compton by Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus
Bridge of Spies by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Ex Machina by Alex Garland
Inside Out by Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, & Peter Docter


Best Adapted Screenplay


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


Best Cinematography


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


Best Animated Feature


Inside Out
Boy and the World
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There


Best Documentary Feature

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


Best Costume Design

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


Best 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)


Best 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)


Best Original Song

‘Earned It’ from Fifty Shades of Grey
‘Manta Ray’ from Racing Extinction
‘Simple Song #3’ from Youth
‘Til It Happens to You’ from The Hunting Ground
‘Writings on the Wall’ from Spectre


Best Foreign Language Film

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


Best Animated Short

World of Tomorrow
Bear Story
We Can’t Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow
Sanjay’s Super Team


Best Live-Action Short

Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)


Best Documentary Short

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


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 Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant


Best Visual Effects

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


Best Production Design

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


The 88th Annual Academy Awards will unveil its winners on 28 February 2016 and will be hosted by Chris Rock.

And if you want to watch the Announcement of Oscar Nominations, featuring directors Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee, actor  John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, watch it here!

Shout It Out!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s