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The Revenant leads 2016 Oscar nominations

Published 14/01/2016

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio and his film The Revenant look set for Oscars success following the nominations announcement on Thursday (14Jan16).

Leonardo DiCaprio could be on course for Oscars success at last as he leads the way in the best actor category for the 88th Academy Awards.

The American star has been nominated for the accolade four times previously, but 2016 looks set to be his year with movie The Revenant following his Golden Globes win on Sunday (10Jan16). The triumph won't be an easy one though as he faces stiff competition from Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, Trumbo's Bryan Cranston and Matt Damon in The Martian.

The Revenant will also be battling it out for the best picture award, while Alejandro González Iñárritu is in the running for best director and supporting actor Tom Hardy has scooped a nod. It also received mentions in the cinematography, costume design, production design, make-up and hair styling, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects categories.

The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Room and Spotlight are the other best picture nominations.

Directors Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Lenny Abrahamson (Room) and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) are Iñárritu's competition for the prize.

The Golden Globes generally act as a precursor to the Academy Awards results, so hopes are high that best actress winner Brie Larson (Room) will scoop the golden statue at the 28th February (16) ceremony. She's up against Cate Blanchett for Carol, Brooklyn's Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy and Charlotte Rumpling in 45 Years.

In a surprise move Carol co-lead Rooney Mara landed a supporting role nod, as opposed to lead actress. Rachel McAdams in Spotlight, Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl, Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs and Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight make up the category.

The male equivalent is between Christian Bale for The Big Short, Tom Hardy in The Revenant, Mark Ruffalo for Spotlight, Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies and Sylvester Stallone for Creed.

Mad Mad: Fury Road may have missed out at the Golden Globes, but the adventure sci-fi flick picked up a total of 10 nominations at the Oscars .

The first 11 categories were announced by celebrated directors Ang Lee and Guillermo del Toro. Actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs then read out the remaining 13 groups.

The 88th Academy Awards will be hosted by Chris Rock and take place at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

Full Oscars 2016 nominations:

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

Best Director

Adam McKay - The Big Short

George Miller: Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro González Iñárritu - The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson - Room

Tom McCarthy - Spotlight

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

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

Roony Mara - Carol

Rachel McAdams - Spotlight

Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

Best Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

Best 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 Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Make-up and Hair Styling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed

The Revenant

Best Live Action Short

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything will be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer

Best Animated Short Film

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay's Super Team

We Can't Leave Without Cosmo

World of Tomorrow

Best Animated Film

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun The Sheen Movie

When Marnie was There

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Film Editing

The Big Short

Mad Max

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Production Design

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Best Original Score

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars

Best Foreign Language

Embrace of Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul

Theeb

A War

Best Cinematography

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

Sicario

The Hateful Eight

The Revenant

Best Costume Design

Carol

Cinderella

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Danish Girl

The Revenant

Best Documentary Feature

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Best Documentary Short

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Body Team 12

Chau, Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

Last Day of Freedom

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