88th Academy Award Nominations Announced

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Nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning inside the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs along with directors Guillermo Del Toro and Ang Lee and actor John Krasinski took turns revealing the nominations.

Leading the pack with 12 nods in all was Alejandro González Iñárritu’s frontier revenge tale, The Revenant. It scored Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio to name a few. Nipping at its heels in second place was Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 nods, followed by The Martian and Carol with seven and six respectively.

I’m glad to see that sentimental favorite Sylvester Stallone got noticed for Creed. Having scored another nomination for playing Rocky Balboa is a great story. He could conceivably snag his first Oscar. The original Rocky won Best Picture, but Stallone wasn’t a producer. The categories he was nominated in, Best Actor and Best Screenplay, he didn’t win.

The awards will be handed out on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, beginning at 7pm EST on ABC. Check out all the nominees below.

88th Academy Award Nominations

Best Picture

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

Best Director

Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Innaritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, 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 Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

Best Cinematography

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

Best Costume Design

Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Film Editing

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man
The Revenant

Best Production Design

Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Score

Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Song

“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio

“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”
Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty

“Simple Song #3” from “Youth”
Music and Lyric by David Lang

“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga

“Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre”
Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best Sound Editing

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

Best Sound Mixing

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

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina
Mad Max
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa
Boy And The World
Inside Out
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Best Documentary Feature

Body Team 12
A Girl In The River
Last Day Of Freedom

Best Foreign-Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
Son of Saul
Theeb
A War

Best Animated Short

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

Best Documentary Short

Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

Best Live-Action Short

Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be OK
Shock
Sutter

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