88th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Revealed

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88th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Revealed

The nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards have now been revealed and it is already shaping up to be a good night for ‘The Revenant‘ as it leads the pack with 12 nominations, including Best Picture.

Also up for the Best Picture Prize are ‘The Big Short’, ‘Bridge of Spies‘, ‘Brooklyn‘, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘, ‘The Martian‘, ‘Room‘ and ‘Spotlight

Leonardo DiCaprio has once again been nominated for Best Actor (as expected) and judging by expert predictions, this could finally be the year he receives his overdue Oscar!

Co-star Tom Hardy received a surprise nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in ‘The Revenant‘. Tom has had a fantastic year with roles in fellow Best Picture nominee ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ and the British crime biopic ‘Legend‘, so we can all agree that his nomination is well justified!

Kate Winslet makes a return to the Oscar nomination list (the first time since her win in 2009) for her supporting role in ‘Steve Jobs‘. Lead star Michael Fassbender also received as Best Actor nod for his performance as the Apple inventor. While the film may have disappointed at the box office, their performances have not gone unnoticed with the Academy.

The role of Rocky continues to be a blessing for Sylvester Stallone as he receives a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in ‘Creed‘. It marks his first nomination at the awards since his first performance in the Rocky franchise in 1977!

Despite outcries of category frauds and placements, the Academy has decided that both Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander’s performances in ‘Carol‘ and ‘The Danish Girl‘ respectively are both deemed as supporting performances. While the Hollywood Foreign Press at the Golden Globes had determined that their roles were in fact leading, it wasn’t enough to convince the Academy to change their minds also…

In what has been a long time coming Rachel McAdams has received her very first Oscar nomination for her supporting role in ‘Spotlight‘. Ever since her breakthrough role as Regina George in ‘Mean Girls‘ (2004), she has consistently starred in many successful movies and franchises. An Academy award nomination can only provide a further validation to her already lucrative career.

The Best Actress line-up consists of previous winners Cate Blanchett (Carol), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), veteran actress Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) and rising stars Brie Larson (Room) and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn).

The Best Original Song category features many of todays favourite contemporary artists including The Weeknd, Lady Gaga and Sam Smith! Proving that attaching your song (and writing skills) to big feature movies (and documentaries) is still a lucrative career choice for many musicians.

Of course with every Academy Award nomination day also comes the ”Who was snubbed?” question. Well from a quick observation we can see that the likes of Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Kristen Stewart, Michael B. Jordan, Sarah Silverman, Idris Elba, Carey Mulligan and the cast of ‘Straight Outta Compton‘ won’t exactly be in a rush to make arrangements for the big night!

The 88th Annual Academy Awards take place on February 28, 2016 and will be hosted once again by Chris Rock.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

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

Cinematography

  • Carol
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Sicario

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

Sound Editing

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Sicario
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Makeup & Hairstyling

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared
  • The Revenant

Animated Short Film

  • Bear Story
  • Prologue
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
  • World of Tomorrow

Animated Feature

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

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

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

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Big Short
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • The Martian
  • Room

Original Screenplay

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Ex Machina
  • Inside Out
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton

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

Directing

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

Actress

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

Actor

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

Best Picture

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

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Article By:  Grant Savage

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