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Oscar nominations 2016: the complete list

The 88th annual Academy Award nominations were announced this morning from Los Angeles. You can watch the announcement above.

The Revenant led all films with 12 nominations, followed closely by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10. The Martian landed in third with seven nominations. The Academy chose to nominate eight films for Best Picture this year, as it did last year, and they ranged from small, quiet stories like Brooklyn to the action movie bombast of Mad Max. It's a much better lineup than 2015's.

The Oscars recognize filmmaking achievements in 24 categories, ranging from Best Picture to best short films. In contrast to many other awards ceremonies that hand out their "smaller" awards outside of their main event, the Oscars present all 24 trophies during their televised broadcast.

Actor John Krasinski (of the upcoming 13 Hours), as well as directors Ang Lee (a two-time winner for Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi) and Guillermo del Toro (whose Pan's Labyrinth saw much Oscar success and whose most recent film is Crimson Peak), announced the nominations, along with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

To see how we did with our predictions, go here, and for a full explanation of how the Oscars' voting process works, go here.

The full list of nominees is below.

Best Picture




Supporting Actor

Supporting Actress

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
  • Brooklyn, Nick Hornby
  • Carol, Phyllis Nagy
  • The Martian, Drew Goddard
  • Room, Emma Donaghue

Original Screenplay

  • Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • Ex Machina, Alex Garland
  • Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; story by Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
  • Spotlight, Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
  • Straight Outta Compton, Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Berloff

Foreign Language Film

Animated Feature

Documentary Feature


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

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

Production Design

  • Bridge of Spies, Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Heinrich
  • 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

Costume Design

  • Carol, Sandy Powell
  • Cinderella, Sandy Powell
  • The Danish Girl, Paco Delgado
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beaven
  • The Revenant, Jacqueline West

Makeup & 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, Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

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

Original Song

Sound Editing

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

Sound Mixing

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Visual Effects

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

Documentary Short Subject

Live Action Short Subject

Animated Short Film

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