Oscars 2016: Nominations Announced For 88th Academy Awards

Film News - Oscars 2016 - Complete List of Nominations AnnouncedToday the Academy announced the nominees for the Oscar categories this year. Coming out on top with the most nominations is The Revenant, clocking up 12 while Mad Max: Fury Road is close behind with 10.

 

Here is the full list of the nominations below.

 

BEST PICTURE

Film News - Oscars 2016 - Nominations for Best Picture include The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room and SpotlightThe Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

 

BEST ACTOR

Film News - Oscars 2016 - Best Actor Nominations include Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender and Eddie RedmayneBryan Cranston (Trumbo)

Matt Damon (The Martian)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

 

BEST ACTRESS

Film News - Oscars 2016 - Best Actress Nominations include Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling and Saoirse RonanCate Blanchett (Carol)

Brie Larson (Room)

Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)

Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Film News - Oscars 2016 - Best Supporting Actor Nominations include Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Rylance and Sylvester StalloneChristian Bale (The Big Short)

Tom Hardy (The Revenant)

Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)

Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Film News - Oscars 2016 - Best Supporting Actress Nominations include Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Alicia Vikander and Kate WinsletJennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)

Rooney Mara (Carol)

Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)

Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Film News - Oscars 2016 - Best Director Nominations include Adam McKay, George Miller, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Lenny Abrahamson and Tom McCarthyAdam McKay (The Big Short)

George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant)

Lenny Abrahamson (Room)

Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Film News - Oscars 2016 - Best Animated Feature Film Nominations include Anomalisa, Boy And The World, Inside Out, Shaun The Sheep Movie and When Marnie Was ThereAnomalisa

Boy And The World

Inside Out

Shaun The Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter On Fire

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Body Team

Chau, Beyond The Lines

Claude Lanzmann

A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom

 

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

The Revenant

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Earned It (Fifty 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)

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

 

BEST SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Martian

The Revenant

 

BEST FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul

Theeb

A War

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

 

Well it’s nice to see Mad Max: Fury Road to get a good number of nominations under its belt. Once again the Academy decides to not go for the maximum of ten nominations for the Best Picture award, leaving the likes of Sicario, Creed and Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the so-called ‘snub’ bench if you will in that regard. For Best Actor nominations there’s no real surprises, which is unsurprising, though for me (without seeing Cranston’s performance to comment) I would not have Eddie Redmayne on the list and have Abraham Attah’s performance from Beasts of No Nation in that category instead (some are echoing these sentiments towards Jacob Tremblay’s performance in Room, which is a lead, though the film hasn’t been released here yet for me to comment on that). In the Best Actress category, it’s nice to see Saoirse Ronan and Charlie Dumpling nominated, Brie Larson though seems like a lock to win going by the way the award season has been going so far. Surprised that Lawrence is nominated (again), making it her 4th nomination in a short space of time. Personally I would’ve had even Charlize Theron from Mad Max: Fury Road in there over Lawrence but that’s just my opinion. Best Supporting Actor was a tough category this year as it comes down to preference for people here in regards to the nominations. Like while the performance by Mark Rylance was good, I would easily swap him for Benicio Del Toro for his role in Sicario at least. Some were hoping for a longshot nomination for Jason Mitchell and Idris Elba but that didn’t happen. Best Supporting Actress is weird for the inclusion of Alicia Vikander on this list as she was more of a lead in The Danish Girl. Rachel McAdams nomination seems to have raised a few eyebrows but again Spotlight ain’t out here till the end of the month so can’t comment on that. Best Director has caught the attention of many for the ‘snubs’ of Ryan Coogler for Creed and F. Gary Gray for Straight Outta Compton (Though it at least got some love for Best Original Screenplay). For me personally, I’m disappointed that Denis Villeneuve wasn’t nominated for Best Director. Thankfully Ex Machina got some nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Screenplay. Surprised in the Visual Effects category, there’s no Marvel films this year…it’s just odd to see after recent years.

 

Any real surprises this year? What ones do you consider to be snubs this year?

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