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The Academy reveals 2016 Oscar nominations

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sylvester Stallone among leading nominees

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Oscar nominations 2016

    The nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards have been revealed. Now in its 88th year, the annual award honors cinematic achievements in the film industry. This year’s gala is set for February 28th, 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California and will be hosted by Chris Rock.

    Nominees for Best Picture include Spotlight, The Revenant, The Big Short, Mad Max: Fury Road, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, The Martian, and Room.

    After taking the Golden Globes, Leonardo DiCaprio has a chance to finally win his first Academy Award as his enduring role in The Revenant earned him a nomination for Best Actor. He’s up against Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), and Matt Damon (The Martian).

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    Best Actress nominees include Cate Blanchett (Carol), Brie Larson (Room), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn).

    Like Leo, Sylvester Stallone can capture his first Academy Award. Rocky Balboa earned himself a nod for Best Supporting thanks to his role in Creed. His competition includes Christian Bale (The Big Short), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), and Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies).

    Meanwhile, nominees for Best Supporting Actress include Rooney Mara (Carol), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl).

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    While a congratulation is certainly in order for all the nominees, as The Hollywood Reporter points out, for the second year in a row there are no black actors nominated in the four acting categories.

    Among those up for Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant), Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Lenny Abrahamson (Room), and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).

    The category for Best Original Song includes several familiar faces. The Weeknd’s 50 Shades of Grey track “Earned It”, Sam Smith’s Spectre track “Writing’s On the Wall”, and Lady Gaga’s The Hunting Ground track “Til It Happens to You” all earned nominations. Antony, too, earned a nomination for “Manta Ray”.

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    Legendary composers Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight) and John Williams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) both picked up nominations for Best Original Score.

    Meanwhile, documentaries about Amy Winehouse (Amy) and Nina Simone (What Happened, Miss Simone?) are nominated for Best Documentary. The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

    The full list of nominees be found below. Stay tuned to Consequence of Sound for more coverage of the 2016 Academy Awards, including our full reaction to this year’s nominees.

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

    Best Actor:
    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
    Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
    Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
    Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
    Matt Damon, The Martian

    Best Actress:
    Cate Blanchett, Carol
    Brie Larson, Room
    Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
    Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
    Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

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    Best Supporting Actor:
    Sylvester Stallone, Creed
    Christian Bale, The Big Short
    Tom Hardy, The Revenant
    Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
    Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

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

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

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    Best Original Screenplay:
    Bridge of Spies
    Ex Machina
    Inside Out
    Spotlight
    Straight Outta Compton

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    Room
    The Big Short
    Brooklyn
    Carol
    The Martian

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

    Best Original Song:
    Sam Smith – “Writing’s on the Wall”
    The Weeknd – “Earned It”
    Lady Gaga and Diane Warren – “Til It Happens to You”
    David Lang – “Simple Sound #3”
    J. Ralph & Antony – “Manta Ray”

    Best Original Score:
    Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
    Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
    John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Carter Burwell, Carol
    Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario

    Best Animated Feature Film:
    Inside Out
    Anomalisa
    Boy and the World
    Shaun the Sheep Movie
    When Marnie Was There

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    Best Animated Short Film:
    Bear Story
    Prologue
    Sanjay’s Super Team
    We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
    World of Tomorrow

    Best Documentary Feature Film:
    Amy
    Cartel Land
    The Look of Silence
    What Happened, Miss Simone?
    Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

    Best Documentary Short Film:
    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

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    Best Foreign Language Film:
    Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia
    Mustang, France
    Son of Saul, Hungary
    Theeb, Jordan
    A War, Denmark

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

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

    Best Costume Design:
    Carol
    Cinderella
    The Danish Girl
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Revenant

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Revenant

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    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: Fury Road
    The Martian
    The Revenant
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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