Announcing the 2016 Oscar Nominations!
Posted On Jan 14, 2016
The 2016 Oscar nominations are in and we are not shocked at the list of impressive films and performances. “The Revenant”, “The Martian”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “Room” and “Spotlight” all lead the pack in nominations across several categories.
“The Revenant” takes the cake with 12 nominations. “Mad Max: Fury Road” is right behind them with 10 nods.
I am most excited about Leonardo DiCaprio for his first win (we all know it’ll happen). He has been at this for 20 years when he received his first oscar nomination in 1993, at the age of 19 for his role in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” He followed with four nominations throughout his life with the surprising omission of his Titanic performance in 1997.
Also, some love for “Straight Outta Compton” and their Original Screen Play nod which was dissed at the Golden Globes this year. Good job boys.
Will Smith was left out for “Concussion” and Johnny Depp was left out for “Black Mass”.
The 88th Annual Academy Award ceremony will air on February 28th at 8:30 PM EST on ABC and will be hosted by actor/comedian Chris Rock. It’s been a decade since Rock hosted the sparkling awards ceremony but he is no stranger to the stage. We are excited to have him back!
Here are a few of the top categories and their nominees:
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Lenny Abramson, Room
Adam McKay, The Big Short
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Saiorse Ronan, Brooklyn
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Matt Damon, The Martian
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara, Carol
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bridge of Spies
Straight Outta Compton
To see a full list of nominations, visit the Oscars official page.
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