The Revenant Tops 2016 Oscar Nominations List

The Revenant Tops 2016 Oscar Nominations List

The Revenant is in the lead with 12 nominations for the 2016 Oscars Awards.

Following closely is Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 nominations. The two movies in the lead nominations were selected for best picture, along with The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, The Martian, Room and Spotlight.

In the best actor category is Eddie Redmayne, who is competing with actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Redmayne, nominated this year for his role as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, won the 2015 Academy Award for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. DiCaprio on the other hand is the star of survival epic The Revenant which has been nominated four times but has yet to win an Academy Award.

The best actor category also sees nominations for Michael Fassbender for biopic Steve Jobs, Matt Damon for space saga The Martian and Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, in which he portrays real-life Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

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Actress Charlotte Rampling is running for best actress slot while Kate Winslet is up for best supporting actress.Veteran British actress Rampling, who receives a nod for marital drama 45 Years, faces competition in the best actress category from Cate Blanchett for Carol, Brie Larson for Room, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy and Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn.

Other films that received nominations at this year’s Oscars aside the Revenant and Mad Max are The Martian, Bridge of Spies, Carol and Spotlight with 7,6, 6 and 6 nominations respectively.

Other British hopefuls include best supporting actor nominees Christian Bale, for The Big Short, Mark Rylance, for Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, and Tom Hardy for The Revenant.

In the best documentary feature category, Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy secures a nomination for London-born filmmaker Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees.

Room, based on the novel by Irish writer Emma Donoghue about a mother and son living in confinement, picked up four nominations, including best adapted screenplay. The film's Irish director Lenny Abrahamson was also nominated.

Sylvester Stallone has also been nominated for the best supporting actor award for his comeback performance as Rocky Balboa in Creed, having won a Golden Globe for the film last weekend.

The 88th Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock will be held at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on 28 February.


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