Oscar Nominations: Complete List

Oscar Nominations 2016
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Oscar nominees for the 88th annual awards were announced on Thursday morning live from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences headquarters in Beverly Hills.

The ceremony, hosted by Chris Rock for the second time, will be held on Feb. 28 and air live on ABC.

Here is the full list of nominees for the 2016 Oscars:

Best motion picture of the year:
“The Big Short”
“Bridge of Spies”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”

Performance by an actor in a leading role:
Bryan Cranston in “Trumbo”
Matt Damon in “The Martian”
Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl”

Performance by an actress in a leading role:
Cate Blanchett in “Carol”
Brie Larson in “Room”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Joy”
Charlotte Rampling in “45 Years”
Saoirse Ronan in “Brooklyn”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role:
Christian Bale in “The Big Short”
Tom Hardy in “The Revenant”
Mark Ruffalo in “Spotlight”
Mark Rylance in “Bridge of Spies”
Sylvester Stallone in “Creed”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role:
Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Hateful Eight”
Rooney Mara in “Carol”
Rachel McAdams in “Spotlight”
Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl”
Kate Winslet in “Steve Jobs”

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

Adapted screenplay:
“The Big Short” Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
“Brooklyn” Screenplay by Nick Hornby
“Carol” Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
“The Martian” Screenplay by Drew Goddard
“Room” Screenplay by Emma Donoghue

Original screenplay:
“Bridge of Spies” Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
“Ex Machina” Written by Alex Garland
“Inside Out” Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
“Spotlight” Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
“Straight Outta Compton” Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Best animated feature film of the year:
“Anomalisa” Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran
“Boy and the World” Alê Abreu
“Inside Out” Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
“Shaun the Sheep Movie” Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
“When Marnie Was There” Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Best documentary feature:
“Amy” Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
“Cartel Land” Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
“The Look of Silence” Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Best foreign language film of the year:
“Embrace of the Serpent” Colombia
“Mustang” France
“Son of Saul” Hungary
“Theeb” Jordan
“A War” Denmark

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

Achievement in costume design:
“Carol” Sandy Powell
“Cinderella” Sandy Powell
“The Danish Girl” Paco Delgado
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Jenny Beavan
“The Revenant” Jacqueline West

Best documentary short subject:
“Body Team 12” David Darg and Bryn Mooser
“Chau, beyond the Lines” Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” Adam Benzine
“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
“Last Day of Freedom” Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

Achievement in film editing:
“The Big Short” Hank Corwin
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Margaret Sixel
“The Revenant” Stephen Mirrione
“Spotlight” Tom McArdle
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling:
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared” Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
“The Revenant” Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score):
“Bridge of Spies” Thomas Newman
“Carol” Carter Burwell
“The Hateful Eight” Ennio Morricone
“Sicario” Jóhann Jóhannsson
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” John Williams

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song):
“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”
Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty
“Simple Song #3” from “Youth”
Music and Lyric by David Lang
“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
“Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre”
Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Achievement in production design:
“Bridge of Spies” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich
“The Danish Girl” Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
“The Martian” Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
“The Revenant” Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy

Best animated short film:
“Bear Story” Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
“Prologue” Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
“Sanjay’s Super Team” Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
“We Can’t Live without Cosmos” Konstantin Bronzit
“World of Tomorrow” Don Hertzfeldt

Best live action short film:
“Ave Maria” Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont
“Day One” Henry Hughes
“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)” Patrick Vollrath
“Shok” Jamie Donoughue
“Stutterer” Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Achievement in sound editing:
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Mark Mangini and David White
“The Martian” Oliver Tarney
“The Revenant” Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
“Sicario” Alan Robert Murray
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Matthew Wood and David Acord

Achievement in sound mixing:
“Bridge of Spies” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
“The Martian” Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth
“The Revenant” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in visual effects:
“Ex Machina” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams
“The Martian” Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner
“The Revenant” Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould

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  1. Patricia C. Whitehead says:

    It is only an award. There is so much wrong with the world. Maybe we SHOULD ALL work at fixing what is wrong. “Hollywood” is generally so liberal that I am surprised that a black actor was not nominated just because he/she is black. WHO are these people, making so much money that they cannot share. Oh, there are not a lot of roles for old ladies with wrinkles either. Come on Hollywood, share with the rest of us, not just the blacks.

  2. Joe says:

    There go the blacks crying again. Don’t they realize that white people want to see good talent who speak like US. Sometimes I cannot even understand what they are saying. Speak enhlish African American not the stuff you talk.

  3. Sal U. Lloyd says:

    Oh, and of course, they must squeeze in a Speilberg pix. Does the Academy realize that it tanked???

    • swarze says:

      The Oscars are not a popularity contest. It is about the quality of the project. CRASH hardly found an audience when it came out, and it went on to win a well deserved Oscar.

      • Sal U. Lloyd says:

        Nor did a realize BRIDGE OF SPIES was a “good” movie! Another rah rah movie from the blowhard Thanks. Let’s see . . . how many noms did it bet beside Pix??? Either way, I don’t go see Dreamworks movies. Sorry.

      • swarze says:

        Don’t be sorry. I try not to limit my options, so I tend not to exclude a whole production team for their past artistic transgressions. I prefer to keep an open mind. I don’t wish to miss out on something that might be worthy of my attention. That said, my comment was neither a rave review of the movie, nor a condemnation. I was merely trying to point out that the Oscars are not meant to acknowledge a healthy box office, but are obliged to call out a film of some artistic value.

  4. Sal U. Lloyd says:

    I am surprised by the MAD MAX and EX MACHINA noms although I was actaully hoping for an original screenplay nom for the latter. First sci-fi script nom in a very long time.

    One snub was Michael Keaton for SPOTLIGHT instead they give a supporting nom to the sniveling, over-acting Mark Rufalo. And did anyone catch Gonzalez I~narritu bringing the shame on Garcia Bernal and Keaton when he said at the Golden Globe Awards that working with Leo was his “best film experience”???

    The other significant snub was The Danish Guy–I mean–The Danish Girl–in the make-up category! I mean, come on, Academy, it must take beaucoup make-up to make Freddie Redmange into a girl!!!

  5. John Miller says:

    I just wanted John Williams to be nominated for his score for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

  6. Alex says:

    “The Revenant” sweeps, FOX dominates again. FOX has a piece of “4” flicks on the list

  7. Tom says:

    Mad Max? Seriously? I guess not. No wonder the rest of the lists look so feeble.

  8. BobD111 says:

    Steve Carrell was far better than Brian Cranston. Trumbo was a movie of cardboard characters, including his. Bridge of Spies — eh. Otherwise not bad picks.

  9. Ann says:

    Congratulations Lady Gaga! :)

  10. Dan says:

    SERIOUSLY?? Fury Road?? Just that being on the list negates everything else nominated if they are that stupid. SAD.

  11. Tom Major says:

    Haven’t seen a film at a theater in 10 years, don’t plan to ever again. Just don’t care.

  12. Tony Stark says:

    Too many pointless nominations (even though they are in tech category) for The Nostalgia Awakens.

  13. J says:

    Lady Gaga! Well deserved!

  14. Makia says:

    Okay who did Gaga paid for her golden globe and now oscar nom?

  15. Paully says:

    Hollywood as usual hates Star Wsrs 7 , soon to be the most popular film ever.. The Oscars are irrelevant .. Ha ha..

    • mypoorhoney says:

      What are you talking about? Star Wars got a few nominations. Dominating the Box Office is not enough for you? Now we are to give awards based on popularity? Get a life.

    • shaney says:

      Star Wars is only popular to the McDonald’s pop crowd and their kids. And also, Star Wars won’t reach 2.7billion of Avatar, so it’s just another blockbuster for the McDonald’s and Burger King crowd.

  16. Rex says:

    As with EVERY OTHER YEAR, no love for the stunt teams who were actually employed on MANY of the nominated films!

  17. John Trapp says:

    Mad max is nominated as best picture? LOL! That movie was utterly ridiculous, like watching a video game.

  18. jazz says:

    none of my picks will probably win, but i’m very happy to see that bryan cranston got nominated for ‘trumbo’ and charlotte rampling for ’45 years’…if either won…or both won…my respect may return for the academy, but doubtful…

    the best shot i have is in the documentary section, with the mesmerizing ‘amy’…but i have to admit, i am tremendously pleased to see ‘what happened miss simone’ in there as well…

    the saddest truth to all of this is, if you stay away from the multiplex theatres and check out independent art houses, you discover that all the truly deserving nominees never actually get mentioned…

  19. Hillary says:

    No Jacob Tremblay? Robbed! Age discrimination! Jacob was my favorite this year as well as Brie and Room! Love that movie, and so happy it is nominated!

  20. Edkargir says:

    Carol got screwed .
    I hope Spotlight wins best picture director original screenplay and editing .
    The Revernant is the weakest of the 8 films.

  21. Ken says:

    Congrats to Saoirse Ronan for BROOKLYN – the femme perf of the year!

    Condolences to tech crew for THE WALK – shut out for Visual Effects, Production Design, Cinematography.

  22. liberalmel says:

    If Leo doesn’t win, and Eddie wins for that awful Danish Girl, I will join the millions who don’t watch anymore.

  23. caligula says:

    liberals are already whining that there are no “non-white” nominees. do those idiots ever stop crying about stupid_shit?

  24. hb says:

    live on abc not nbc

  25. John W. says:

    No nom for Ridley?

  26. Andra says:

    There it is! Thank you.

  27. Angus says:

    The usual bigots will soon tell us how racist Hollywood is for having white nominees.

  28. Derek Screen says:

    Go John Williams! Well done for a 50th nomination. You won it for Star Wars in 77, good luck for Star Wars The Force Awakens this time.

  29. Jordan says:

    Surprised that Carol was left out for Best Picture! And where was See You Again for Best Song!?

  30. Andra says:

    So I gues there were no nominees for best actress?

  31. Harry Keramidas says:

    This is not a complete list. Why have you not included all nominees?

  32. Lori karas says:

    Foreign language noms?

  33. alex downey says:

    what a joke most of these noms are. typical garbage getting best pic noms. bridge of boredom, craplyn, the revebore. as for acting well thats just beyond a laugh. ronan whatever she is called is so dull her career is like dishwater. best gotten rid of straight away.

    • Rex says:

      “Quickly everyone! The inestimable Alex Downey says our nominations are a joke! We’d better retract everything and draft a completely new list based on his insight! What FOOLS we’ve been. Oh, the humanity!!”

      … said no one in Hollywood ever.

  34. IanRousseault says:

    Thank God Straight Outta Compton did not receive any major award nominations!

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