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Oscars 2016: Full list of nominations - Saoirse Ronan gets the nod for best actress and Sam Smith's Spectre in running for original song

Ellen Degeneres gives Saoirse Ronan a sandwich board to wear with the phonetic spelling of her name
Ellen Degeneres gives Saoirse Ronan a sandwich board to wear with the phonetic spelling of her name

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has secured a best actress nod for her role in Brooklyn, as did Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years, at the 2016 Oscars nominations.

They will compete against former Oscar winners Cate Blanchett, who is nominated for Carol, and Jennifer Lawrence, for Joy, as well as Golden Globe winner Brie Larson, who is nominated for Room.

Kate Winslet landed a nomination for best supporting actress for her role as Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs. The British star was the surprise winner in the category at the Golden Globes and will be up against Blanchett's co-star Rooney Mara for Carol, as well as Redmayne's co-star in The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander.

Spotlight actress Rachel McAdams and Jennifer Jason Leigh also landed nominations in the category.

British talent dominated the best supporting actor category, with nods for Christian Bale in The Big Short, Tom Hardy in The Revenant and Mark Rylance in Bridge Of Spies. They will compete with Sylvester Stallone for Creed and Mark Ruffalo for Spotlight.

Sam Smith was nominated for the best original song Oscar for Writing's On The Wall, the theme to James Bond film Spectre.

The Grammy-winning singer recently won a Golden Globe for the track alongside his writing partner Jimmy Napes.

They will compete with singles including Lady Gaga's track Til It Happens To You from The Hunting Ground and The Weeknd's Earned It from Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Financial drama The Big Short, espionage thriller Bridge Of Spies and revenge epic The Revenant will compete with Spotlight, Room, The Martian, Brooklyn and Mad Max: Fury Road for best picture.

Irish director Lenny Abrahamson secured a nomination for best director for Room, about a young woman and her son living in confinement.

The Big Short's director Adam McKay also received a nod, alongside George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road, Spotlight director Tom McCarthy and Alejandro G Inarritu for The Revenant.

Eddie Redmayne wsa nominated for his second consecutive best actor Oscar for The Danish Girl.

The British star will compete with Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, Matt Damon for The Martian and Bryan Cranston for Trumbo.

Redmayne took home the Academy Award last year for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

The star-studded ceremony will be held on February 28.

British stars Eddie Redmayne, Charlotte Rampling, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Sam Smith are among the nominees for this year's Oscars.

Full list of nominees of 2016 Oscars

Best actor in a supporting role

Christian Bale (The Big Short)

Tom Hardy (The Revenant)

Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)

Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies)

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best actress in a supporting role

Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)

Rooney Mara (Carol)

Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)

Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best actor in a leading role

Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)

Matt Damon (The Martian)

Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Best actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett (Carol)

Brie Larson (Room)

Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)

Best picture

The Big Short

Bridge Of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant



Best director

Adam McKay (The Big Short)

George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Alejandro G Inarritu (The Revenant)

Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

Lenny Abrahamson (Room)

Best original score

Bridge Of Spies


The Hateful Eight


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best original screenplay

Bridge Of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out


Straight Outta Compton

Best adapted screenplay

The Big Short



The Martian


Best animated feature


Boy And The World

Inside Out

Shaun The Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

Best documentary feature


Cartel Land

The Look Of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter On Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

:: 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)

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