1. Oscar Awards nominations 2016: ‘The Revenant’ leads among films, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence among actors

Oscar Awards nominations 2016: ‘The Revenant’ leads among films, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence among actors

Oscar Awards nominations 2016 are out and Alejandro Inarritu will play a leading role at the Academy Awards with his 1820s Leonardo DiCaprio starrer 'The Revenant', which landed a leading 12 nominations Thursday.

By: | Updated: January 15, 2016 1:47 PM
oscar-statues L A year after coming under withering criticism over a lack of diversity, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences again fielded an all-white group of 20 acting nominees, restoring the trending hashtag ‘OscarsSoWhite’ to prominence. (Reuters photo)

Oscar Awards nominations 2016 are out and Alejandro Inarritu will play a leading role at the Academy Awards with his 1820s Leonardo DiCaprio starrer ‘The Revenant’, which landed a leading 12 nominations Thursday.

Other familiar faces are returning, as well, like last year’s best actor winner, Eddie Redmayne (‘The Danish Girl’), Jennifer Lawrence (a record fourth nomination for the 25 year-old for ‘Joy’) and mainstay composer John Williams, who notched, staggeringly, his 50th nomination. But absences were also stuck on repeat.

A year after coming under withering criticism over a lack of diversity, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences again fielded an all-white group of 20 acting nominees, restoring the trending hashtag ‘OscarsSoWhite’ to prominence. That story line should have a new twist this time, though, when Chris Rock – who famously labeled Hollywood ‘a white industry’ – hosts the Feb. 28 ceremony. In a tumultuous and unpredictable awards season, ‘The Revenant’ – which also landed nominations for best-actor favorite Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Inarritu’s long-take maverick cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki – has emerged as a heavyweight, taking top honors at the Golden Globes and scoring a $38 million debut. Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, were announced on Thursday.

Following is a list of nominations in The Best Picture category for the awards, also known as the Oscars. The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by comedian Chris Rock in Hollywood on Feb. 28:

BEST PICTURE

‘The Big Short’: You don’t have to look too closely to realize that Adam McKay’s work has always been at least a little bit political. But the director, writer and producer, best known for broad comedies like “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” ”Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” and “Step Brothers,” turned some heads when he raised his hand to direct an adaptation of Michael Lewis’s financial crisis book “The Big Short.” His film, which expands nationwide on Christmas, is a bristling look at the real finance guys who realized before the rest of us that the housing bubble would burst — and profited when it did. It boasts an all-star cast including Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell and has been garnering some serious Oscar buzz. (Text by AP)

‘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. Inarritu, ‘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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

‘Anomalisa’

‘Boy and the World’

‘Inside Out’

‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’

‘When Marnie Was There’

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

‘Amy’

‘Cartel Land’

‘The Look of Silence’

‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Colombia

‘Mustang’ France

‘Son of Saul’ Hungary

‘Theeb’ Jordan

‘A War’ Denmark

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

‘Bridge of Spies’ Thomas Newman

‘Carol’ Carter Burwell

‘The Hateful Eight’ Ennio Morricone

‘Sicario’ Ju00f3hann Ju00f3hannsson

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ John Williams

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’

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