The Oscar nominations were announced today to somewhat muted excitement due to the tragic death of Alan Rickman and backlash from across the industry due to the lack of diversity in the nominations.
The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian led the pack in nominations.
Epic Western, The Revenant picked up nominations in 12 categories including Best Picture, Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio and a Best Supporting Actor nod for Tom Hardy.
Post-apocalyptic action hit Mad Max: Fury Road received 10 nominations, the same number as Matt Damon space adventure, The Martian.
In total, eight films were selected for Best Picture, with Room, The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Spotlight and Brooklyn rounding out the list.
The Directing category threw up a few surprises with no nods for Lenny Abrahamson and George Miller for Room and Mad Max: Fury Road respectively. Ridley Scott didn’t receive a nomination.
The nominations were announced at the Oscars’ headquarters in Beverly Hills by John Krasinski, Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in Hollywood on 28 February, hosted by Chris Rock.
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Matt Damon – The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
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
Sylvestor Stallone – Creed
Best Supporting Actress
Jenifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful
Eight Rooney Mara – Carol
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Adam McKay – The Big Short
George Miller – Mad Max:Fury Road
Alejandro G. Inaritu
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight