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Here Are the 2016 Academy Award Nominations, I Guess


Despite today’s terrible news for anyone who would care about the Oscars anyway, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards, and it sure is … a list of nominees. The awards will be presented on February 28th, 2016, with the show hosted by Chris Rock.

Here’s the full list of nominees, which will do nothing to alleviate the Academy’s fears of another #OscarsSoWhite:

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

Brie Larson, “Room”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Michael Fassbender, “Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Kate Winslet, “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 Picture

“Big Short”

“Bridge of Spies”


“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”



Best Directing

Adam McKay, “The Big Short”

George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

Lenny Abramson, “Room”

Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

Best Original Screenplay

“Bridge of Spies” (Matt Charman, Joel & Ethan Coen)

“Ex Machina” (Alex Garland)

“Inside Out” (Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley)

“Spotlight” (Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer)

“Straight Outta Compton” (Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff)

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Big Short” (Adam McKay and Charles Randolph)

“Brooklyn” (Nick Hornby)

“Carol” (Phyllis Nagy)

“The Martian” (Drew Goddard)

“Room” (Emma Donoghue)

Best Foreign Film

“Embrace the Serpent” (Colombia)

“Mustang” (France)

“Son of Saul” (Hungary)

“Theeb” (Jordan)

“A War” (Denmark)

Best Animated Feature


“Boy and the World””Inside Out”

“Shaun and the Sheep Movie”

“When Marnie Was There”

Best Documentary Feature


“Cartel Land”

“The Look of Silence”

“What Happened, Miss Simone?”

“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

Best Visual Effects

“Ex Machina”

“Mad Max”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Score

“Bridge of Spies”


“The Hateful Eight”


“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Song

“Earned It” (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)

“Manta Ray” (“Racing Extinction”)

“Simple Song #3” (“Youth”)

“Til It Happens to You” (“The Hunting Ground”)

“Writing’s on the wall” (“Spectre”)

Best Cinematography


“The Hateful Eight”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”


“The Revenant”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The 100-Year Old Man”

“The Revenant”

Best Costume Design



“The Danish Girl”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Revenant”

Best Production Design

“Bridge of Spies”

“The Danish Girl”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

Best Film Editing

“The Big Short”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Revenant”


“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Sound Editing

“Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”


“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Sound Mixing

“Bridge of Spies”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Short Film, Animated

“Bear Story”


“Sanjay’s Super Team”

“We Can’t Live Without Cosmos”

“World Of Tomorrow”

Best Short Film, Live Action

“Ave Maria”

“Day One”

“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)”



Best Documentary Short Subject

“Body Team 12”

“Chan, Beyond the Lines”

“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoab”

“A Girl the River: The Price of Forgiveness”

“Last Day of Freedom”

(image via Cliff on Flickr)

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