2016 Oscar Nominees and Snubs

Published On January 15, 2016 | By Keri | Entertainment News

The Academy announced this year’s Oscar nominees yesterday, and LEONARDO DICAPRIO’S frontier movie“The Revenant” leads the way with 12 nominations.  “Mad Max: Fury Road” is second with 10.

Both of them are up for Best Picture, along with “Spotlight”, “The Martian”, “Brooklyn”, “Room”, “The Big Short”, and “Bridge of Spies”.

Leonardo scored a Best Actor nomination too.  It’s his fifth one . . . and although he’s never won, a lot of people think this is his year.  He’s up against Matt Damon for “The Martian”, Michael Fassbender for “Steve Jobs”, Bryan Cranston for “Trumbo”, and Eddie Redmayne for “The Danish Girl”.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE got a Best Actress nomination for “Joy”.  It’s her third nomination in the category, and she won for “Silver Linings Playbook” three years ago.  She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for “American Hustle” two years ago.

Her competition this time is Cate Blanchett for “Carol”, Brie Larson for “Room”, Saoirse Ronan for “Brooklyn”, and Charlotte Rampling for “45 Years”.

 

 

Major Nomination Snubs

 

The biggest snub in this year’s Oscar nominations was arguably MINORITIES, but there were a few others who were overlooked.  Here’s a rundown of the ones people are talking about.

Best Picture:  “Ex Machina”, “The Hateful Eight”, and “Anomalisa”, although it was nominated in the animated category.  And by the way, some people think “The Peanuts Movie” or “The Good Dinosaur” should’ve got some animated love.

Best Director:  Ryan Coogler for “Creed”, Ridley Scott for “The Martian”, Todd Haynes for “Carol”, and Quentin Tarantino for“The Hateful Eight”.

Best Actor:  Idris Elba for “Beasts of No Nation”, Samuel L. Jackson for “The Hateful Eight”, and Johnny Depp for “Black Mass”.

Best Actress:  Emily Blunt for “Sicario” and Meryl Streep.  She wasn’t really expected to be nominated . . . but she usually is whether she deserves it or not.  She was in two movies this year:  “Suffragette” and “Rikki and the Flash”.

Best Supporting Actor:  Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell for “The Big Short”, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin for “Sicario”, andOscar Isaac for “Ex Machina”

Best Supporting Actress:  Rose Byrne for “Spy”, Alicia Vikander for “Ex Machina”, and Helen Mirren for “Trumbo”.

Best Screenplay:  “Anomalisa”, Tarantino for “The Hateful Eight”, and Aaron Sorkin for “Steve Jobs”.  He took home the Golden Globe last weekend.

Best Original Song:  The “Furious 7” song “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.  At this point, it’s actually OVERRATED . . . but some people don’t like how it didn’t get a spot, but the “Fifty Shades of Grey” song “Earned It” by The Weeknd got in.

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One surprise was Sylvester Stallone’s Best Supporting Actor nomination for playing Rocky Balboa in “Creed”.  It’s 39 years after his Lead Actor nomination for the same character in “Rocky”.

That’s a new record for most years between nominations for playing the same character.  Paul Newman held that record before.  He got love for playing “Fast Eddie” Felson in “The Hustler” and “The Color of Money”, 25 years apart.

Composer John Williams got his 50th Oscar nomination for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.  Or, I guess you could say he SCORED his 50th nomination.  (Hi-Yo!)  That’s a record for any living person.  He’s won five times.

Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is nominated for “The Revenant”, and he’s actually won the past two years, so he’d set a new record for most consecutive wins in that category if he gets another one.  (You can find more trivia, here.)

“The 88th Academy Awards” will air Sunday, February 28th on ABC, and CHRIS ROCK is hosting for the second time.  He also did it back in 2005.

 

 

 

The 88th Academy Awards nominations:

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

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

DIRECTING

Adam McKay – The Big Short
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Body Team
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

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

ANIMATED SHORT

Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Martian
The Revenant

FILM EDITING

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
Son of Saul
Theeb
A War

ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

 

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