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Complete List of 88th Academy Award Nominees

The nominees for the 88th Academy Awards were announced this morning, confirming that recent Golden Globe-champion "The Revenant" has become a big contender for Oscar glory. That Alejandro G. Iñarritu film racked up 12 nominations across the board. However, don't underestimate the likes of "Room," "The Big Short" or even "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," as each earned a considerable amount of nominees. Somehow, a great past year for film just got even more competitive. 

Below is a complete list of nominees, with the winners to be announced next month, February 28 in a ceremony hosted by Chris Rock

Best Picture

"The Big Short"

"Bridge of Spies"


"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"



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"

Best Directing

Adam McKay, "The Big Short"

George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Alejandro González Iñárritu, "The Revenant"

Lenny Abrahamson, "Room"

Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

Best Film Editing 

"The Big Short"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"


"Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens"

Best Foreign Language Film

Colombia, "Embrace of the Serpent"

France, "Mustang"

Hungary, "Son of Saul"

Jordan, "Theeb"

Denmark, "A War"

Best Original Score

Thomas Newman, "Bridge of Spies"

Carter Burwell, "Carol"

Ennio Morricone, "The Hateful Eight"

Jóhann Jóhannsson, "Sicario"

John Williams, "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens"

Best Production Design

"Bridge of Spies"

"The Danish Girl"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

Best Visual Effects

"Ex Machina"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, "The Big Short"

Nick Hornby, "Brooklyn"

Phyllis Nagy, "Carol"

Drew Goddard, "The Martian"

Emma Donoghue, "Room"

Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman and Joel & Ethan Coen, "Bridge of Spies"

Alex Garland, "Ex Machina"

Pete Docter & Ronnie Del Carmen (original story by); Pete Docter & Meg LeFauve & Josh Cooley (screenplay) "Inside Out"

Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff, "Straight Outta Compton"

Best Animated Feature Film


"Boy and the World"

"Inside Out"

"Shaun the Sheep Movie"

"When Marnie Was There"

Best Cinematography 

Ed Lachman, "Carol"

Robert Richardson, "The Hateful Eight"

John Seale, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Emmanuel Lubezki, "The Revenant"

Roger Deakins, "Sicario"

Best Costume Design



"The Danish Girl"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"

Best Documentary – Feature


"Cartel Land"

"The Look of Silence"

"What Happened, Miss Simone?"

"Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom"

Best Documentary – Short Subject

"Body Team 12"

"Chau, Beyond the Lines"

"Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah"

"A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness"

"Last Day of Freedom"

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"

"The Revenant"

Best Original Song

"Earned It," "Fifty Shades of Grey"

"Manta Ray," "Racing Extinction"

"Simple Song No. 3," "Youth"

"'Til It Happens to You," "The Hunting Ground"

"Writings on the Wall," "Spectre"

Best Animated Short Film

"Bear Story"


"Sanjay's Super Team"

"We Can't Live Without Cosmos"

"World of Tomorrow"

Best Live Action Short Film

"Ave Maria"

"Day One"

"Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)"



Best Sound Editing

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"


"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Best Sound Mixing

"Bridge of Spies"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

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