2016 Oscar Nominations

The 88th Annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday 28th February and today we found out who had been nominated.

 

It is a close race this year between The Revenant with a total of 12 nominations and Mad Max: Fury Road with a total of 10 nominations.

 

Tom Hardy was a surprise choice (but deserving I think) as best supporting actor for his role in The Revenant. That category certainly is a tough one.

 

It was a good event for The Martian too - with a total of seven nominations including best picture and best leading actor (Matt Damon).

 

A round of applause greeted the news that Sylvester Stallone had been nominated as best supporting actor. There is a good feeling about his performance in Creed - particularly as he has just won the Golden Globe.

 

I was so pleased to see Charlotte Rampling nominated (BAFTA what were you thinking?) for her superb part in 45 Years. However, I'm still thinking that this award will go to Brie Larson for her phenomenal performance in Room.

 

I was also glad to see Lenny Abrahamson nominated in the best director category for Room. They say that you can only inspire a stunning performance from a child actor if you have a top notch director. 

 

I would have also liked to see Jacob Tremblay get a nomination for Room. However, he's got time I guess. 

 

 

The Oscar nominations were not without controversy. Once again, the awards will be dominated by white people. This has not gone down well... understandably.

 

Idris Elba was not nominated for his powerful performance in Beasts Of No Nation. Will Smith, thought to be a strong contender for his role in Concussion, also failed to get a nomination. 

 

Meanwhile, Carol did well in terms of nomination numbers (six at my count) but missed out in the coveted best picture and best director categories. Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful 8 was also absent from many categories.

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have missed out on a best picture nomination but it still came away with five other nominations.

The Oscar Nominations - In Full

Best Picture

The Big Short

 

Bridge of Spies

 

Brooklyn

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

 

The Martian

 

The Revenant

 

Room

 

Spotlight

 

Best Director

Alejandro G Iñárritu – The Revenant

 

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

 

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Adam McKay – The Big Short

 

Lenny Abrahamson - Room

 

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – Carol

 

Brie Larson – Room

 

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

 

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

 

Jennifer Lawrence - Joy

 

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

 

Matt Damon – The Martian

 

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

 

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

 

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl 

 

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

 

Rooney Mara – Carol

 

Rachel McAdams - Spotlight

 

Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

 

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 Animation

Anomalisa

 

Boy And The World

 

Inside Out

 

Shaun The Sheep

 

When Marnie Was There

 

Best Cinematography

Carol

 

The Revenant

 

The Hateful Eight

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Sicario

 

Best Documentary Feature

Cartel Land

 

The Look Of Silence

 

Amy

 

What Happened, Miss Simone?

 

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

 

Best Original Screenplay

Bridge Of Spies

 

Inside Out

 

Spotlight

 

Straight Outta Compton

 

Ex Machina

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short

 

Brooklyn

 

Carol

 

Room

 

The Martian

 

Best Film Editing

The Big Short

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

 

The Revenant

 

Spotlight

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

 

The Martian

 

The Revenant

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Best Production Design

Bridge Of Spies

 

The Danish Girl

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

 

The Martian

 

The Revenant

 

Best Costume Design

Carol

 

The Danish Girl

 

Cinderella

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

 

The Revenant

 

Best Original Song

Earned It - 50 Shades of Grey

 

Til It Happens To You - The Hunting Ground

 

Writings On The Wall - Spectre

 

Manta Ray - Racing Extinction

 

Simple Song 3 - Youth

 

Best Original Score

Bridge Of Spies

 

Carol

 

The Hateful 8

 

Sicario

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Best Foreign Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent

 

Mustang

 

Son of Saul

 

Theeb

 

A War

 

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max : Fury Road

 

The Martian

 

The Revenant

 

Sicario

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Best Animated Short Film

Bear Story

 

Prologue

 

Sanjay’s Superteam

 

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

 

World of Tomorrow

 

Best Live Action Short Film

Ava Maria

 

Day One

 

Everything Will Be Okay

 

Shok

 

Stutterer

 

Best Sound Mixing

Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Bridge Of Spies

 

The Martian

 

The Revenant

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Best Make-Up And Hair

Mad Max: Fury Road

 

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared

 

The Revenant

 

What do you think of these Oscar nominations? Let me know in the box below!

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