Academy Award nominations announced – Jan 14 2016

oscar_statuetteThe nominees for the 88th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning by actor John Krasinski, directors Ang Lee and Guillermo del Toro, and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio leads the pack with 12 nominations, including Best Actor for Leonardo, Best Director and Best Picture. The indie drama Room received several big nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress for Brie Larson.

The ceremony will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock. This will be his second time hosting the awards – he previously hosted in 2005. The 88th Academy Awards will be televised live from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

Full list of Oscar nominees:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Animated Feature Film
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There
Boy and the World

Best Cinematography
Carol, Edward Lachman
The Hateful Eight, Robert Richardson
Mad Max: Fury Road, John Seale
The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario, Roger Deakins

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 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
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor
What Happened, Miss Simone?Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes

Best Documentary Short Subject
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
Body Team 12David Darg and Bryn Mooser
Chau, Beyond the LinesCourtney Marsh and Jerry Franck

Best Visual Effects
Mad Max: Fury Road, Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams
The Martian, Richard Stammers, Chris Lawrence, Anders Langlands and Steven Warner
The Revenant, Rich McBridge, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould
Ex Machina, Andrew Whitehurst

Best Music (Original Score)
The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone
Carol, Carter Burwell
Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman
Sicario, Jóhann Jóhannsson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

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

Best Animated Short Film
Bear Story (Historia de un Oso), Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
Prologue, Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
Sanjay’s Super Team, Sanjay Patel and Nicole Drindle
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, Konstantin Bronzit
World of TomorrowDon Hertzfeldt

Best 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

Best Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road, Scott Hecker, Mark Mangini, David White
The Martian, Oliver Tarney
The Revenant, Martin Hernandez, Randy Thom, Lon Bender
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, David Accord, Matthew Wood
Sicario Alan Robert Murray

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

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Room, Emma Donoghue
The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Brooklyn, Nick Hornby
Carol, Phyllis Nagy
The Martian, Drew Goddard

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Ex Machina, Alex Garland
Inside Out, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve
Spotlight, Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Straight Outta Compton, Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus
Bridge of SpiesMatt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

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

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Mustang, France
Son of Saul, Hungary
Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia
Theeb, Jordan
A WarDenmark

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin and Elka Wardega
The Revenant, Graham Johnston, Adrien Morot and Robert Pandini
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Eva Kozma and Erzsebet Racz

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Comments & Discussion

  1. MightyMad • January 14, 2016 @ 10:27 AM

    Except for Tarantino’s kinda surprising (and fair?) omission from Best Original Screenplay… these nominations are pretty vanilla.

    By that, I mean they were highly predictable… and whatever else meaning you may find from that term. Which would also be quite accurate.

  2. debbie • January 14, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

    so happy for Sylvester Stallone!! Love the movie, he was GREAT!

  3. ken • January 14, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

    How come Star Wars The Force Awakens isn’t up for best picture? It was way better than Mad Max: Fury Road.

  4. De'Anna • January 14, 2016 @ 12:07 PM

    LEO FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!

  5. airdave • January 14, 2016 @ 1:13 PM

    [Quote] How come Star Wars The Force Awakens isn’t up for best picture? It was way better than Mad Max: Fury Road.

    Sooooooomany movies were better than Fury Road!

  6. Big Shooter • January 14, 2016 @ 1:59 PM

    Will Smith and “Concussion” snubbed…. I can hear the outcry already!!

  7. Michael • January 14, 2016 @ 2:11 PM

    Star wars was bland and fury road was original and spectacular!!!

  8. Snepts • January 14, 2016 @ 5:22 PM

    Don’t see too many sci-fi musical comedies in the running for Best Picture, so good on The Martian!

  9. Shirl • January 14, 2016 @ 7:44 PM

    Everyone loves to see their favorite movie(s) win. Sad when one gets
    overlooked – not a good example to be followed.
    Sometimes there is just TOO much action in a movie. This should be
    toned down. Action and special effects are great within reason……………..
    Those based on ‘true events’ are the best……………. Too much ‘reality’
    can be a downer…..(simply because it’s NOT true)…………….
    People work hard on all movies – some go overboard and others can stepit up a bit. Overall – it’s a hard task.
    I enjoy most movies – and will certainly be watching the Academies.

  10. Jenny • January 14, 2016 @ 9:31 PM

    Just about any movie is better than Mad Max

  11. Snepts • January 14, 2016 @ 10:01 PM

    Relieved they managed to nominate Jennifer Lawrence again.

  12. Snepts • January 14, 2016 @ 10:05 PM

    Ironic for Stallone to win an Oscar playing the role he created yet for the first time was written by someone else. Yep, that’s Academy voting in a nutshell right there…

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