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'Revenant' Lands Leading 12 Oscar Nominations

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    The brutal frontier saga "The Revenant" leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers. 

    The strong showing for "The Revenant," including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his best-picture winning "Birdman" last year.

    George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" followed with 10 nominations, including best picture. Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic "The Martian" landed 7 nominations, including best picture, but no best director nod for Scott.

    Eight films were nominated for best picture. The other five were: Tom McCarthy's investigative journalistic procedural "Spotlight," Steven Spielberg's Cold War thriller "Bridge of Spies," Adam McKay's Michael Lewis adaptation "The Big Short," the mother-son captive drama "Room" and the '50s Irish immigrant tale "Brooklyn."

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    Left on the outside were Todd Haynes' acclaimed lesbian romance "Carol" and the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton."

    The acting nominees, which notably omitted Idris Elba for "Beasts of No Nation" and Benicio Del Toro for "Sicario," gave the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences an awkward repeat of the "OscarsSoWhite" backlash that followed last year's acting nominees.

    Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has since redoubled efforts to diversify the academy's membership, and slated Chris Rock to host this year's Feb. 28 ceremony.

    The list of nominees is here and is being updated:

    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 Director:

    Adam McKay, "The Big Short"

    George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

    Alejandro Inarritu, "The Revenant"

    Lenny Abrahamson, "Room"

    Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

     

    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"

     

    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 Foreign Film:

    "Embrace the Serpent" (Colombia)

    "Mustang" (France)

    "Son of Saul" (Hungary)

    "Theeb" (Jordan)

    "A War" (Denmark)

     

    Best Animated Feature:

    "Anomalisa"

    "Boy and the World"

    "Inside Out"

    "Shaun and the Sheep Movie"

    "When Marnie Was There"

     

    Best Documentary Feature:

    "Amy"

    "Cartel Land"

    "The Look of Silence"

    "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

    "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom"

     

    Best Visual Effects:

    "Ex Machina"

    "Mad Max: Fury Road"

    "The Martian"

    "The Revenant"

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

     

    Best Score:

    "Bridge of Spies"

    "Carol"

    "The Hateful Eight"

    "Sicario"

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

     

    Best 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")

     

    Best Cinematography:

    "Carol"

    "The Hateful Eight"

    "Mad Max: Fury Road"

    "The Revenant"

    "Sicario"

     

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

    "Mad Max: Fury Road"

    "The 100-Year Old Man"

    "The Revenant"

     

    Best Costume Design:

    "Carol"

    "Cinderella"

    "The Danish Girl"

    "Mad Max: Fury Road"

    "The Revenant"

     

    Best Production Design:

    "Bridge of Spies"

    "The Danish Girl"

    "Mad Max: Fury Road"

    "The Martian"

    The Revenant"

     

     Best Film Editing:

    "The Big Short"

    "Mad Max: Fury Road"

    "The Revenant"

    "Spotlight"

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

     

    Best Sound Editing:

    "Max: Fury Road"

    "The Martian"

    "The Revenant"

    "Sicario"

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

     

    Best Sound Mixing:

    "Bridge of Spies"

    "Mad Max: Fury Road"

    "The Martian"

    "The Revenant"

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

     

    Best Short Film, Animated:

    "Bear Story"

    "Prologue"

    "Sanjay's Super Team"

    "We Can't Live Without Cosmos"

    "World Of Tomorrow"

     

    Best Short Film, Live Action:

    "Ave Maria"

    "Day One"

    "Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)"

    "Shok"

    "Stutterer"

     

     Best Documentary Short Subject:

    "Body Team 12"

    "Chau, Beyond the Lines"

    "Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah"

    "A Girl the River: The Price of Forgiveness"

    "Last Day of Freedom"