2016 Oscar Nominations Announced!

By January 14, 2016
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Well that time has come, hasn’t it? The time when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announces the nominees for the annual Academy Awards. And just like every year, no matter how many safe bets, pleasant surprises, or unfathomable snubs, someone will find something to Tweet angrily about. So let’s see how well they did this year, shall we?

Best Motion Picture of the Year
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Achievement in Directing
Adam McKay- The Big Short
George Miller- Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu- The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson- Room
Tom McCarthy- Spotlight

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston- Trumbo
Matt Damon- The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio- The Revenant
Michael Fassbender- Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne- The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett- Carol
Brie Larson- Room
Jennifer Lawrence- Joy
Charlotte Rampling- 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan- Brooklyn

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale- The Big Short
Tom Hardy- The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo- Spotlight
Mark Rylance- Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone- Creed

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Jason Leigh- The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara- Carol
Rachel McAdams- Spotlight
Alicia Vikander- The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet- Steve Jobs

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen- Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland- Ex Machina
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Ronnie Del Carmen- Inside Out
Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy- Spotlight
Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus- Straight Outta Compton

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Charlese Randolphy, Adam McKay- The Big Short
Nick Hornby- Brooklyn
Drew Goddard- The Martian
Emma Donoghue- Room
Phyllis Nagy- Carol

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Theeb (Jordan)
A War (Denmark)

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Anomalisa
The Boy and the Beast
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Best Achievement in Editing
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Thomas Newman- Bridge of Spies
Carter Burwell- Carol
Ennio Morricone- The Hateful Eight
Jóhann Jóhannsson- Sicario
John Williams- Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, 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

Best Achievement in Production Design
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force awakens

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Body Team 12
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom
War Within the Walls

Best Short Film, Live Action
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Shok
Stutterer

Best Short Film, Animated
Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Well that about does it.

Be sure to keep an eye out later for our more detailed thoughts on this year’s nominees. But in the meantime, what are your thoughts? Did your favorites get any love? Or were they left out in the cold? Sound off, let us know.

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