Oscars 2016: Full Nominations List Revealed

Published: Thursday 14th Jan 2016 by Sam

It’s that time of year again. The Oscars 2016 air live from Los Angeles on February 22nd at Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

As is always, all eyes are on which movies are up for honors at the latest instalment of the historic ceremony.

Moments ago, it was revealed that Dr. Dre and Ice Cube‘s N.W.A biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ landed a nod. But without further ado…check out the full list of nominees at the 88th Annual Academy Awards below…

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

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

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

Best director
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max
Alejandro Inarritu The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson Room
Tom McCarthy Spotlight

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

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

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 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

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 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

Best motion picture of the year
“The Big Short” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
“Bridge of Spies” Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
“Brooklyn” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers
“The Martian” Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers
“The Revenant” Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers
“Room” Ed Guiney, Producer
“Spotlight” Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers

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

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

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  1. MsYonce January 14, 2016

    Black People in only two categories the Oscars are so white like I cant. 1. Gaga had no business being nominated for that boring ass flop song over See You Again. 2. Rihanna Home was completely snubbed. 3. Straight Outta Compton deserved more than one nomination
    4. Do y’all know half of these movies?

    • ras January 14, 2016

      Lls after Taraji cutting up at the Golden Globes they weren’t having it. J/k.

    • OhPippa January 15, 2016

      heeeeyy!!!!!! heeeeey! I thought Meek told the judge he was getting a oscar nomination hehehehehe

  2. JanStan January 14, 2016

    Yes yes yes!!! Seething ass hater bishes tried to call me out when I said Gaga could do a trifecta of Golden Globe, Grammy and Oscar in the same year. Let the seething commence!! Slay queen!!!!

  3. justme January 14, 2016

    Lady gaga is about to become an Oscar winner

    • Christina Aguilera January 14, 2016

      No way with Samantha

  4. 2bad2bme January 14, 2016

    This mess of a show! Who cares who wins what? It’s not like they are giving us anything from it but a speech!

  5. Barb-wire January 14, 2016

    These noms are shitt¥… Watch Leo walks away empty handed AGAIN. Poor thing can’t catch a break, even going as far as getting r**** by a bear… Chile!

    • Christina Aguilera January 14, 2016

      He merits these win.. he’s been allover the place these season

  6. Minajesty January 14, 2016

    If Kaka wins an Oscar before Leo ill scream

    • JOHNVIDAL January 14, 2016

      That´s an absurd comparison. She would do it for music.

  7. Regina George January 14, 2016

    This is BS! Will definitely deserves a nomination for Concussion… The whitest Oscars I’ve seen in a min… #menditmoses

  8. King Mark111 /.\ January 14, 2016

    Never cared for the Oscars. Every year, the same type of films get not, the same 10 actors get nom. It’s really just promotion for films that no one would watch outside of January and February. Because that’s the only time these films makes money. But I did like Mad Max tho. Tom Hardy…

    • Yessss girl January 14, 2016

      Oop, look at you getting WET for Tom Hardy “bottom tea’s” lol. Yes biitch, you better fly out of that closet!

  9. Lou January 14, 2016

    I’m not even American – I’m Black British – but I’m absolutely SICK TO DEATH of my African American cousins not getting the recognition they deserve in the film industry and don’t even get me started on Black English actors.

    Something tells me that the academy knew there would hardly be any Black nominees this year which is why they got Chris Rock to compensate as he token. SMFH.

    Isn’t the president of the academy Black? WTF is she doing? I know she might be feeling pressure from her middle aged white male peers but damn… NOT ONE non-white actor nominated at all. Outside of star wars, straight outta Compton was the biggest movie on this list and they just paid it dust!!! FUQ THE ACADEMY.

    • Christina Aguilera January 14, 2016

      Please shut up… they better move them selves and make great movies… 12 years a slave carried them nods none of u talk of no Asian havin a nod please!

  10. Shady81 January 14, 2016

    Now If Matt Damon gets an Oscar before Leo which I think but I’m not for sure that he has an Oscar already. Anywho like I said if Matt gets it, then Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp should reteam together for a Whatever happen to Gilbert Grape part 2 because this don’t make no damn sense. Leo might or might not get it, and Johnny Depp got completely snubb for Black Mass. Well we’ll just have to see when the Academy Awards come on. SMH

    • MUSICHEAD January 14, 2016

      “You prejis ma?” I loved Gilbert Grape lol.

  11. JOHNVIDAL January 14, 2016

    Great nominations overall. I´m just so glad the modern masterpiece that is Mad Max Fury Road ended being as recognized as it is being by the serious awards ahows and critics. Not to be expected months ago. But it made it! So deserving and refreshing for award season.

    The most random nominations are probably the Kate Winslet, the Jennifer Lawrence and the Matt Damon ones. Not that deserved. If they were willing to give these 3 a nomination then they should have also gone with Charlize Theron in Mad Max, who at least was in a better film and became the sta of it.

    Gaga is killing it critical acclaim wise. So deserving too.

  12. tld January 14, 2016

    Hate to say it BUT we can talk until we loose our breathe; ONE OF THOSE A LIST BLACK ACTORS WILL NEED TO BE THE MARTIN LUTHER KING OF THEIR CRAFT!!!!!!!!!!
    Stand up Black Hollywood; being quite hasn’t got you NO WHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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