Oscars 2016 nominations announced

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The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced early Thursday morning with The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road leading the pack with the most nominations.

The Leonardo DiCaprio epic western film The Revenant scored a total of 12 nominations, including Best Actor, Best Directing, and Best Picture. Not far behind, George Miller’s Mad Max raked in 10 nominations largely due to a strong presence in the technical award categories.

Other big contenders prove to be The Martian starring Matt Damon (7 nominations), the true story Spotlight (6 nominations), Bridge of Spies with Tom Hanks (6 nominatins), Carol (6 nominations), and star-studded The Big Short (5 nominations).

Leonardo DiCaprio, who just won Best Actor at last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards, is nominated for his sixth Academy Award, but has yet to win the coveted statue.

Full the complete list of nominees, head to Oscars.org.

Oscars 2016 major nominations:

Best Picture

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

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

Best Directing

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

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Colombia, Embrace of the Serpent
  • France, Mustang
  • Hungary, Son of Saul
  • Jordan, Theeb
  • Denmark, A War

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
  • Brooklyn, Nick Hornby
  • Carol, Phyllis Nagy
  • The Martian, Drew Goddard
  • Room, Emma Donoghue

Best Original Screenplay

  • Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • Ex Machina, Alex Garland
  • Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
  • Spotlight, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
  • Straight Outta Compton, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran
  • Boy and the World, Alê Abreu
  • Inside Out, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie, Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
  • When Marnie Was There, Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Best Documentary

  • Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
  • Cartel Land, Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
  • The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?, Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Best Original Song

  • “Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey, Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
  • “Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction, J. Ralph and Antony Hegarty
  • “Simple Song #3,” Youth, David Lang
  • “‘Til It Happens to You,” The Haunting Ground, Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
  • “Writings on the Wall,” Spectre, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

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