'The Revenant' leads 88th annual Oscar nominations with 12, including Best Picture

- Director Alejandro Inarritu's grueling drama "The Revenant" scored a leading 12 Oscar nominations today, with George Miller's apocalyptic "Mad Max: Fury Road" on its heels with 10 nods, and both were well ahead of other contenders.

The other best-picture nominees are "The Big Short," "Bridge of Spies," "Brooklyn," "The Martian," "Room" and "Spotlight."

While eight films were nominated, there are only five slots for directors and that slate of Oscar hopefuls includes Inarritu and Miller, along with Adam McKay for his real estate-crash drama "The Big Short," Lenny Abrahamson for "Room," about a mother and young son held captive and Tom McCarthy for "Spotlight," the story of the Boston Globe's investigation into pedophilia by Catholic priests.

"The Martian," which trailed the top two films with seven nominations, picked up a best-actor nomination for Matt Damon, who was joined by Bryan Cranston ("Trumbo"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant"), Michael Fassbender ("Steve Jobs") and Eddie Redmayne ("The Danish Girl") in that coveted category.

Best-actress nominees include Cate Blanchett for "Carol," Brie Larson for "Room," Jennifer Lawrence for "Joy," Charlotte Rampling for "45 Years" and Saoirse Ronan for "Brooklyn."

Alicia Vikander picked up a supporting actress nomination for her role as the wife of a transgender pioneer in "The Danish Girl," though some viewed her as a lead in the film. Other actresses nominated in the supporting category
include Jennifer Jason Leigh ("The Hateful Eight"), Rooney Mara ("Carol"), Rachel McAdams ("Spotlight") and Kate Winslet for "Steve Jobs."

Actors vying for the golden statuette for supporting roles include Christian Bale ("The Big Short") Tom Hardy ("The Revenant"), Mark Ruffalo ("Spotlight"), Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies") and Sylvester Stallone

The nominations were announced by directors Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee, actor John Krasinski and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

Here is a complete list of nominations announced today for the 88th Academy Awards:

Best Picture

  • "Bridge of Spies''
  • "Brooklyn''
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road''
  • "Room''
  • "Spotlight''
  • "The Big Short''
  • "The Martian''
  • "The Revenant''

Best Actor

  • Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo''
  • Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl''
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant''
  • Matt Damon, "The Martian''
  • Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs''

Best Actress

  • Brie Larson, "Room''
  • Cate Blanchett, "Carol''
  • Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years''
  • Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy''
  • Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn''

Supporting Actor

  • Christian Bale, "The Big Short''
  • Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight''
  • Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies''
  • Sylvester Stallone, "Creed''
  • Tom Hardy, "The Revenant''

Supporting Actress

  • Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl''
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight''
  • Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs''
  • Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight''
  • Rooney Mara, "Carol''

Animated Feature Film

  • "Anomalisa''
  • "Boy and the World''
  • "Inside Out''
  • "Shaun the Sheep Movie''
  • "When Marnie Was There''


  • Ed Lachman, "Carol''
  • John Seale, "Mad Max: Fury Road''
  • Roger Deakins, "Sicario''
  • Robert Richardson, "The Hateful Eight''
  • Emmanuel Lubezki, "The Revenant''

Costume Design

  • Sandy Powell, "Carol''
  • Sandy Powell, "Cinderella''
  • Jenny Beavan, "Mad Max: Fury Road''
  • Paco Delgado, "The Danish Girl''
  • Jacqueline West, "The Revenant''


  • George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road''
  • Lenny Abrahamson, "Room''
  • Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight''
  • Adam McKay, "The Big Short''
  • Alejandro Inarritu, 'The Revenant''

Documentary Feature

  • "Amy''
  • "Cartel Land''
  • "The Look of Silence''
  • "What Happened, Miss Simone?''
  • "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom''

Documentary Short

  • "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness''
  • "Body Team 12''
  • "Chau, Beyond the Lines''
  • "Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah''
  • "Last Day of Freedom''

Film Editing

  • Margaret Sixel, "Mad Max: Fury Road''
  • Tom McArdle, "Spotlight''
  • Maryann Brandon, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens''
  • Hank Corwin, "The Big Short''
  • Stephen Mirrione, "The Revenant''

Foreign Language Film

  • "A War''
  • "Embrace of the Serpent''
  • "Mustang''
  • "Son of Saul''
  • "Theeb''

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin, "Mad Max: Fury Road''
  • Love Larson and Eva von Bahr, "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared''
  • Sian Grig, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini, "The Revenant''

Original Song

  • "Earned It'' from "Fifty Shades of Grey,'' music and lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
  • "Manta Ray'' from "Racing Extinction,'' music by J. Ralph; lyric by Antony Hegarty
  • "Simple Son #3'' from "Youth,'' music and lyric by David Lang
  • "Til It Happens to You'' from 'The Hunting Ground,'' music and lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
  • "Writing's on the Wall from "Spectre,'' music and lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Original Score

  • Thomas Newman, "Bridge of Spies''
  • Carter Burwell, "Carol''
  • Johann Johannsson, "Sicario''
  • John Williams, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens''
  • Ennio Morricone, "The Hateful Eight''

Production Design

  • "Bridge of Spies''
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road''
  • "The Danish Girl''
  • "The Martian''
  • "The Revenant''

Short Film (Animated)

  • "Bear Story''
  • "Prologue''
  • "Sanjay's Super Team''
  • "We Can't Live Without Cosmos''
  • 'World of Tomorrow''

Short Film (Live Action)

  • "Ave Maria''
  • "Day One''
  • "Everything Will Be Okay''
  • "Shok''
  • "Stutterer''

Sound Editing

  • Mark Mangini and David White, "Mad Max: Fury Road''
  • Alan Robert Murray, "Sicario''
  • Matthew Wood and David Acord, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens''
  • Oliver Tarney, "The Martian''
  • Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender, "The Revenant''

Sound Mixing

  • "Bridge of Spies''
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road''
  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens''
  • "The Martian''
  • "The Revenant''

Visual Effects

  • "Ex Machina''
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road''
  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens''
  • "The Martian''
  • "The Revenant''

Adapted Screenplay

  • Nick Hornby, "Brooklyn''
  • Phyllis Nagy, "Carol''
  • Emma Donoghue, "Room''
  • Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, "The Big Short''
  • Drew Goddard, "The Martian''

Original Screenplay

  • Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, "Bridge of Spies''
  • Alex Garland, "Ex Machina''
  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; original story by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carman, "Inside Out''
  • Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight''
  • Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff, "Straight Outta Compton''

The Oscars will be presented at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 28, with Chris Rock hosting for the second time, and aired on ABC.

The ceremony will be televised in more than 225 countries.

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