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2016 Oscar Nominations Led By ‘The Revenant’ & ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

2016 Oscar Nominations Led By 'The Revenant' & 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Here we are. After months and months of build up, the nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards arrived this morning, albeit sadly following the announcement of the death of Alan Rickman (who, let’s not forget, if we start to take the awards too seriously, was never nominated for an Oscar). It’s been an unpredictable season without a clear front-runner, but as we all know, the Oscars have a capacity to surprise. 

The nominations are being announced in two batches: the first, with mostly below-the-line categories, by Ang Lee and Guillermo Del Toro, the second by John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. 

We’ll be going into more depth with our analysis shortly, but as you’ll have seen, “The Revenant” leads the way with twelve nominations, with “Mad Max: Fury Road” close behind with ten. “The Martian” has picked up seven, but missed Best Director for Ridley Scott, while “Carol” got six, but has failed to win a Best Picture nomination. “Spotlight” also has managed six, as has “Bridge Of Spies,” while “The Big Short” has culled five nominations, along with “Star Wars” (though those are in entirely below-the-line categories). Finally, the Best Picture line-up, which like year, is eight-strong, also includes “Brooklyn” and “Room,” while the director of the latter, Lenny Abrahamson, is a surprise Best Director nominee.

Who’s probably not happy today? Harvey Weinstein, whose films “Carol” and “The Hateful Eight” missed out on Best Picture; Quentin Tarantino, who failed to get a Screenplay nod for the latter; David O. Russell, whose “Joy” got a single nomination, and plenty of others. Take a look at the full list of nominees below, and we’ll be back with more analysis later in the day. 

Best Animated Feature
“Boy And The World” 
“Inside Out” 
“Shaun The Sheep Movie” 
“When Marnie Was There”

Best Sound Editing
“Mad Max: Fury Road” 
“The Martian” 
“The Revenant” 
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Sound Mixing
“Bride Of Spies” 
“Mad Max: Fury Road” 
“The Martian” 
“The Revenant” 
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

“Mad Max: Fury Road” 
“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared”
“The Revenant” 

Best Costume Design

“The Danish Girl”
“Mad Max: Fury Road” 
“The Revenant” 

Best Song
“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades Of Grey”
“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”
“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground” 
“Simple Song 3” from “Youth” 
“Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre”

Best Documentary Feature

“Cartel Land” 
“The Look Of Silence” 
“What Happened Miss Simone” 
“Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom” 

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

Best Live-Action Short Film
“Ave Maria” 
“Day One” 
“Everything Will Be Okay” 

Best Documentary Short Film

“Body Team 12” 
“Chau, Beyond The Lines” 
“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres OF The Shoah” 
“A Girl In The River” 
“Last Day Of Freedom

Best Animated Short Film
“Bear Story” 
“Sanjay’s Super Team” 
“We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” 
“World Of Tomorrow” 

Best Visual Effects

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

Best Production Design
“Bridge Of Spies” 
“The Danish Girl” 
“Mad Max: Fury Road” 
“The Martian” 
“The Revenant”

Best Foreign Language Feature
“Embrace Of The Serpent”
“Son Of Saul” 
“A War”

Best Score
Carter Burwell – “Carol” 
Ennio Morricone – “The Hateful Eight”
Thomas Newman – “Bridge Of Spies” 
Johann Johannson – “Sicario” 
John Williams – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Original Screenplay
Matt Charman, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen – “Bridge Of Spies” 
Alex Garland – “Ex Machina” 
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve – “Inside Out” 
Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer – “Spotlight” 
Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savage, Alan Wenkus – “Straight Outta COmpton” 

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh – “The Hateful Eight” 
Rooney Mara – “Carol” 
Rachel McAdams – “Spotlight”  
Alicia Vikander – “The Danish Girl” 
Kate Winslet – “Steve Jobs”

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale – “The Big Short”  
Tom Hardy – “The Revenant” 
Mark Ruffalo – “Spotlight” 
Mark Rylance – “Bridge Of Spies” 
Sylvester Stallone – “Creed” 

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 Director

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – “The Revenant” 
Adam McKay – “The Big Short” 
George Miller – “Mad Max Fury Road” 
Lenny Abrahamson – “Room” 
Tom McCarthy – “Spotlight” 

Best Picture
“The Big Short”
“Bridge Of Spies”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”

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