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Film News: ‘The Revenant’ Gets 12 Oscar Nominations for 2016

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CHICAGO – “The Revenant,” director Alejandro Iñárritu’s epic drama, got 12 nominations – including Best Picture – as all the categories for the 88th Academy Awards were announced on January 14th, 2016. Rounding out the Best Picture class is “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “Room” and “Spotlight.”

Chris Rock
Chris Rock will Host the 88th Academy Awards on February 28th, 2016
Photo credit: ABC-TVs

The rest of the major categories contained few surprises, except maybe for Rachel McAdams as Best Supporting Actress in “Spotlight.” The 88th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 28th, 2016, and will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock. The full list of the nominations are below…

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

DIRECTING
Lenny Abrahamson, “Room”
Alejandro Iñárritu, “The Revenant”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
Adam McKay, “The Big Short”

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: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“Body Team 12”
“Chau, beyond the Lines”
“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”
“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”
“Lasy Day of Freedom”

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a 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”

LIVE ACTION SHORT
“Ave Maria”
“Day One”
“Everything Will Be Okay”
“Shok”
“Stutterer”

SOUND EDITING
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Sicario”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

SOUND MIXING
“Bridge of Spies”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

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
“Spotlight”
“Bridge of Spies”
“Ex Machina”
“Inside Out”
“Straight Outta Compton”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Carol”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”
“Sicario”

The 88th Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, will take place on February 28th, 2016, at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, and will be broadcast on ABC-TV beginning at 7pm ET/6pm CT.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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