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The Revenant
The Revenant

Full list of Oscar nominees, snubs, surprises!

Oscar nominees for the 88th Academy Awards have been announced and it’s a big morning for The Revenant, The Big Short and Mad Max: Fury Road

By Joshua Rothkopf

In a fairly surprise-free flurry of announcements, Oscar nominees for the complete 24 categories were revealed January 14 in Los Angeles. We’ve got some takeaway analysis of the picks, but first, here’s the complete list of nominees jostling for awards come February 28 when the ceremony airs on ABC at 7pm ET.

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

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 Director
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
The Embrace of the Serpent
Son of Saul
A War

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

Best Original Screenplay
Matt Charman, Joel and Ethan Coen, Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Peter Docter, Josh Cooley, and Meg LeFauve, Inside Out
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus, Straight Outta Compton

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

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

Best Editing
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
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

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

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

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

Best Documentary Feature
Cartel Land
The Look Of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

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

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

Best Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
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 Short Film, Live Action
“Ave Maria”
“Day One”
“Everything Will Be Okay”

Best Short Film, Animated
“Bear Story”
“Sanjay's Super Team”
“We Can't Live Without Cosmos”
“World of Tomorrow”

Best Documentary Short Subject
“Body Team 12”
“Chau, Beyond the Lines”
“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”
“A Girl in the River”
“Last Day of Freedom”

Best Original Song
“Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey
“Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction
“Simple Song #3” from Youth
“Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground
“Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre

Some quick points of interest:

* The Revenant nabbed a stunning 12 nominations, competing broadly in all the major categories including expected ones (Best Actor nominee Leonardo DiCaprio) and unexpected ones (Best Supporting Actor nominee Tom Hardy). Only 11 other movies in history have scored more nominations than this one, notably All About Eve and Titanic with 14 nominations a piece.

* Carol did well by its two central performers, scoring nominations for Cate Blanchett (Best Actress) and Rooney Mara (Best Supporting Actress), along with four other nods for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Cinematography. But it failed to break into the brackets for Best Picture or Best Director, a disappointment to many critics and fans.

* Lenny Abrahamson scored a Best Director nomination for Room, shutting out the more anticipated Ridley Scott for The Martian. Despite directing a Best Picture winner (Gladiator), Scott has never won this award, even though he’s been nominated three times.

* The surfeit of excellent performances in Spotlight resulting in some vote-splitting: While Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams both made the supporting-acting brackets, Michael Keaton was shut out, a surprise to many prognosticators.

* Notably, all 20 of the nominated actors are white, a problematic circumstance. And Straight Outta Compton, the well-received movie about the rise of hip hop’s N.W.A., only scored a single nomination for its team of screenwriters—all of whom happen to be white.


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