Oscar Nominations for 2016 are announced

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The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have finally been announced, igniting the final flame of anticipation for 2016’s awards season.

Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by actor, John Krasinski, and award-winning directors, Guillermo Del Toro and Ang Lee to announce this year’s Oscar nominees.

The Revenant leads this year’s Oscar-race with 12 nominations, while Mad Max: Fury Road follows close behind with 10 nods.

The nominees for this year’s main categories are as follows:

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 Di Caprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

BEST SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL)

Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

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 ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saorise Ronan (Brooklyn)

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 (ADAPTED)

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

Hosted by comedian Chris Rock, the 88th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday 28th February at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The ceremony will be televised in the UK on Sky Movies.

For the full list of this year’s Oscar nominees, click here.

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