‘The Revenant’ Leads Oscar Pack With 12 Noms

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant” led the pack with 12 Oscar nominations Jan. 14, including picture and director, while star Leonardo DiCaprio earned his fifth acting Oscar nomination as lead actor and Tom Hardy received his first bid in supporting for the survival epic.

“The Revenant” faces off against last summer’s blockbuster “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which scored 10 nominations, including picture and director for George Miller.

Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” picked up seven nominations, including picture. Lead actor Matt Damon racked up the third acting nomination of his career for the sci-fi adventure film.

Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”), and last year’s Oscar winner for “The Theory of Everything” Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”), joined DiCaprio and Damon in the lead actor line-up. Fassbender and Redmayne return for the second time, while Cranston is a first-time nominee.

Veteran director Scott misses the directing line-up, which includes the aforementioned Iñárritu and Miller, as well as first-time nominees Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”), Adam McKay (“The Big Short”), and Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”). Also absent is “Carol” director Todd Haynes and Steven Spielberg (“Bridge of Spies”).

Five other feature films complete the Best Picture line-up, including the financial crisis comedy-drama “The Big Short,” Cold War-era drama “Bridge of Spies,” coming-of-age tale “Brooklyn,” harrowing drama “Room,” and journalism docu-drama “Spotlight.”

Five-time nominee “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” missed out on a picture nomination, along with the PGA- and SAG-nominated “Straight Outta Compton,” which did earn a nomination for original screenplay.

Todd Haynes’ lesbian 1950s romantic drama is the most nominated film not nominated for picture with six bids, including lead actress Cate Blanchett (seventh nomination) and supporting actress Rooney Mara (second nomination).

Newly minted Golden Globe winners Brie Larson (“Room”) and Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”) are nominated alongside Blanchett in lead actress with Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”), and Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”). Jennifer Lawrence becomes the youngest actress in Oscar history to receive four acting nominations, defeating Jennifer Jones’ almost 70-year-old record.

This is the first nomination for both Larson and Rampling, while Ronan received her first in almost a decade since her breakout performance in 2007’s “Atonement.”

Kate Winslet received her seventh career nomination for “Steve Jobs.” First-time nominees Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”), Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight”), and Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) rounded out the category.

McAdams’ “Spotlight” co-star Mark Ruffalo earned his second consecutive nomination and third career nod for the Boston-based drama. Three-time nominee and one-time winner Christian Bale (“The Big Short”) and first-time nominee Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”) will have to take out Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone, to win the Oscar. Stallone receives his first Oscar nomination in 39 years for portraying the iconic boxer in “Creed.”

Several SAG-nominated actors missed out, including Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”), Idris Elba (“Beasts of No Nation”), Helen Mirren (“Woman in Gold,” “Trumbo”), Michael Shannon (“99 Homes”), Sarah Silverman (“I Smile Back”), and Jacob Tremblay (“Room”).

The 88th Annual Academy Awards will announce its winners on Feb. 28.

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

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

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

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 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 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”

Visual Effects
“Ex Machina”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

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

Best Documentary Short Subject
“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”

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

Production Design
“Bridge of Spies”
“The Danish Girl”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”

Best Original Score
“Bridge of Spies”
“Carol”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Sicario”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Embrace of the Serpent,” Colombia
“Mustang,” France
“Son of Saul,” Hungary
“Theeb,” Jordan
“A War,” Denmark

Best Original Screenplay
“Bridge of Spies”
“Ex Machina”
“Inside Out”
“Spotlight”
“Straight Outta Compton”

Best Adapted Screenplay
“The Big Short”
“Brooklyn”
“Carol”
“The Martian”
“Room”

Best Original Song
“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”
“Simple Song No. 3” from “Youth”
“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”
“Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre”

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared”
“The Revenant”

Best Animated Feature
“Anomalisa”
“Boy and the World”
“Inside Out”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”
“When Marnie Was There”

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

Best Live Action Short Film
“Ave Maria”
“Day One”
“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)”
“Shok”
“Stutterer”

Best Cinematography
“Carol”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”
“Sicario”

Achievement in Sound Mixing
“Bridge of Spies”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Achievement in Sound Editing
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Sicario”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Costume Design
“Carol”
“Cinderella”
“The Danish Girl”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”

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