OSCARS 2016: The Nominations

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Chris Luckett

While the nominations this year were more predictable than in some years past, the movies that did rise to the top have produced a more interesting race from the outset than we’ve had in quite a while. When the field of Best Picture nominees includes eight incredibly varied films, each quite strong as their respective cinematic goals, it’s a good sign that anything can happen over the next six weeks.

The 88th Academy Award nominees are…


BEST PICTURE

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


BEST DIRECTOR

Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
Adam McKay (The Big Short)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)


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 SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL)

Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton


BEST SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED)

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

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


BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FEATURE

Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Theeb (Jordan)
A War (Denmark)


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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


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


BEST EDITING

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


BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Force Awakens
The Hateful Eight
Sicario


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 PRODUCTION DESIGN

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


BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Bear Story (Historia de Un Oso)
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow 


BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE-ACTION)

Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay
Shok
Stutterer 


BEST SOUND EDITING

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


BEST SOUND MIXING

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


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina
The Force Awakens
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant


The 88th Academy Awards will be take place on Sunday, February 28th.

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