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The Revenant” and the studio behind the gritty drama, 20th Century Fox, dominated the 2016 Oscar nominations on Thursday morning. The film nabbed 12 noms for best picture, best director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and best supporting actor (Tom Hardy).

Action-adventure “Mad Max: Fury Road,” another Hardy-starrer, was runner-up with 10 nods, including best picture and best director (George Miller). Meanwhile, “Spotlight,” “Carol” and “Bridge of Spies” tied with six nominations apiece.

Fox ruled the 88th Annual Academy Awards nominations with 26 nods, including seven for “The Martian,” three for its specialty label Fox Searchlight’s “Brooklyn,” one for “Joy,” one for “Youth” and six for “Bridge of Spies” — shared with Disney. Disney came in second with 15 tallies — the six aforementioned nominations for Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies,” five for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and two for Pixar’s “Inside Out.”

Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max” notched 10 of the studio’s 11 total noms. The Weinstein Company landed 10 nods thanks to “Carol” and “The Hateful Eight.” This marks the first time Harvey Weinstein hasn’t had a top nominee since 2007. Indie distributor A24 made a strong showing with seven Oscars nominations for “Room,” “Ex Machina” and the Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy.”

Nominations by film:

“The Revenant”: 12
“Mad Max: Fury Road”: 10
“The Martian”: 7
“Spotlight”: 6
“Bridge of Spies”: 6
“Carol”: 6
“The Big Short”: 5
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: 5
“Room”: 4
“Brooklyn”: 3
“Sicario”: 3
“The Hateful Eight”: 2
“Steve Jobs“: 2
“Ex Machina”: 2
“Inside Out”: 2
“Trumbo”: 1
“Creed”: 1
“Straight Outta Compton”: 1
“Cinderella”: 1
“45 Years”: 1
“When Marnie Was There”: 1
“Fifty Shades of Grey”: 1
“Racing Extinction”: 1
“Youth”: 1
“The Hunting Ground”: 1
“Spectre”: 1
“Boy and the World”:
“Amy”: 1
“Cartel Land”: 1
“The Look of Silence”: 1
“What Happened, Miss Simone?”: 1
“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom: 1
“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared”: 1
“Embrace of the Serpent”: 1
“Mustang”: 1
“Son of Saul”: 1
“Theeb”: 1
“A War”: 1

Nominations by studio/distributors:
Twentieth Century Fox: 26 (6 shared with Disney)
Disney: 15
Warner Bros.: 11
The Weinstein Company: 10
A24: 7
Paramount: 6
Open Road Films: 6
Lionsgate: 4
Focus Features: 4
Fox Searchlight: 4
Universal: 4
MGM: 2
Netflix: 2
Gkids: 2
Bleecker Street Media: 1
Oscilloscope Pictures: 1
The Orchard: 1
Film Movement: 1
Sundance Selects: 1
Magnolia Pictures: 1
Cohen Media Group: 1
Music Box Films: 1
Sony Pictures Classics: 1
Sony: 1
Drafthouse Films: 1

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