And the 2016 Oscar Nominees Are…

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The 2016 Academy Award nominations are in and it looks like things have played out largely as anticipated with The Revenant sitting at the front of the pack with a total of 12. Mad Max: Fury Road wasn’t far behind, however, picking up 10 nominations including a Best Director nod for George Miller. Some of the bigger surprises include Sylvester Stallone following up his Golden Globe win with an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor and both Adam McKay and Lenny Abrahamson getting recognition in the Best Director category for The Big Short and Room respectively. Supposed snubs include Carol not getting a Best Picture nomination as well as Aaron Sorkin being left out of the Adapted Screenplay category. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump and let us know what you think.

BEST PICTURE

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

BEST ACTOR

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

BEST ACTRESS

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
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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

DIRECTING

Adam McKay – The Big Short
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

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

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Body Team
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

ORIGINAL 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

ANIMATED SHORT

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

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Martian
The Revenant

FILM EDITING

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
Son of Saul
Theeb
A War

ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PRODUCTION DESIGN

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

VISUAL EFFECTS

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

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

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  • Nick Poliskey

    What is “Brooklyn”, I have never even heard of it until now? I hate the Academy pulls these tiny movies out of nowhere and gives to a place Star Wars or something could have had. I wonder if it is one of the Acadamy awarders nieces film school entry?

  • Guzo

    Has it ever happened before in Oscar history that a director gets two best picture oscars back to back ? Could happen this year, I guess…

  • Sean

    It’s been talked about as a possible awards contender for quite a few months now.

  • Sean

    John Ford won Best Director back to back for both The Grapes of Wrath and How Green Was My Valley but The Grapes of Wrath did not win Best Picture.

  • Kurt

    And How Green Was My Valley totally stole the Oscar from Citizen Kane.

  • Dale

    I’m not surprise Stallone got a nom, if anything, he’s the front runner to win. Although, out of the nominees, I would say Tom Hardy should win.

  • Sean

    Not that I’m an expert on this stuff but Stallone did not get nominated for the Screen Actors’ Guild awards, which many people thought would put him out of contention. Mark Rylance seems to be generally considered the frontrunner right now.

  • DrewNugent

    Yes, but the winner of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar has been the same as the winner of the Golden Globe for like 7 years straight. I suppose anything could happen though.

  • Stinker

    Bobcat´s Call me Lucky got no nomination for Best Doc.

    That sucks.

  • devolutionary

    The most egregious, but definitely not the last time the Oscars would screw Orson Welles.

  • Bandit Manatee

    Maybe it is just me but mad max getting a nomination for best picture is surprising. Did people predict it?

  • Sean

    It was expected but not necessarily a lock.

  • Sam

    Yeah…and it didn’t take a spot from Star Wars either. They had 2 more spots avialable, simply chose to not nominate Star Wars.

  • LordAwesome

    HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY is a masterpiece by cinema’s greatest director. It is hardly egregious that it won.

  • devolutionary

    I’ve seen it. It’s quite good but far from my favourite John Ford film.

  • Flo Lieb

    My highlight: no Oscar nomination for QT this year.

  • devolutionary

    http://1813463037.rsc.cdn77.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/quentin-tarantino-250×150.jpg

    Heh, he should give himself the “NICE TRY” award this time.

  • Sam

    Achievement in cinematography
    • “Carol,” Ed Lachman
    • “The Hateful Eight,” Robert Richardson
    • “Mad Max: Fury Road,” John Seale
    • “The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki
    • “Sicario,” Roger Deakins

    Who will Deakins lose to this time? Lubezki threepeat?

  • Pig

    I hope Leo wins just so everyone on the internet will shut the fuck up.

  • Mark Stevens

    The real snubs are in the director category with no nomination going to Ridley Scott for THE MARTIAN or Todd Haynes for CAROL.

  • Beat_C

    tom hardy is seriously one of the most overrated actors. like sean says: he likes to mumble and ooze “manliness”, and that’s basically it.

  • Beat_C

    what a movie nerd and eager FJ podcast listener you must be if you’ve never heard of “brooklyn”.

  • Nick Poliskey

    Please point me to which episode FJ discusses Brooklyn. I will happily change my tune if I just missed it.

  • Sean