2016 Oscars: Complete List of Oscar Nominees

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio as explorer Hugh Glass in ‘The Revenant’ (Photo © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 6,261 voting members threw their 2016 Oscars support behind The Revenant, awarding that film 12 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, followed by Mad Max: Fury Road which received 10 nominations. The Martian picked up seven nominations with Bridge of Spies, Carol, and Spotlight each snagging six nominations. The 88th Academy Awards winners will be announced on February 28, 2016.

The list of Oscar nominees is a curious one, generating attention online for who the Academy members left out as much as for who they included. Straight Outta Compton, The Martian helmer Ridley Scott, Carol, and The Hateful Eight didn’t receive the nominations that were expected. Aaron Sorkin won the screenplay award for Steve Jobs but didn’t pick up an Oscar nomination in that category. The late push for Star Wars: The Force Awakens paid off only in technical awards. Room star Jacob Tremblay’s breakthrough performance was ignored and, once again, not a single actor of color earned a nomination.

2016 Oscar Nominations:

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

Best 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

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 Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best 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 Animated Feature Film
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shawn the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Best Cinematography
Carol, Ed Lachman
The Hateful Eight, Robert Richardson
Mad Max: Fury Road, John Seale
The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario, Roger Deakins

Best Costume Design
Carol, Sandy Powell
Cinderella, Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl, Paco Delgado
Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan
The Revenant, Jacqueline West

Best Directing
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Documentary Feature
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Best Documentary Short
Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

Best 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
Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia
Mustang, France
Son of Saul, Hungary
Theeb, Jordan
A War, Denmark

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared – Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
The Revenant – Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Best Music – Original Song
“Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey
Music and lyrics by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio

“Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction
Music by J. Ralph and lyrics by Antony Hegarty

“Simple Song #3” from Youth
Music and lyrics 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 lyrics by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best Music – Original Score
Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman
Carol, Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone
Sicario, Johann Johannsson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

Best 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 Short Film – Live Action
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Best Short Film – Animated
Bear Story
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Best 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

Best 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. Montano, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Best 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

Best Writing – 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

Best Writing – Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies – Written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and 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 and Tom McCarthy

Straight Outta Compton – Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff