‘Revenant’ leads Oscar nominations

Posted at 9:17 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 09:17:54-05

“The Revenant” led all films with 12 nominations for the 88th Academy Awards, announced Thursday morning.

The film, about a 19th-century frontiersman, earned nominations for best picture, best director and actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance, among many others.

In addition to “The Revenant,” the nominees for best picture are “Spotlight,” “The Big Short,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “Brooklyn,” “Bridge of Spies” and “Room.”

The nominees for best director are Alejandro González Iñárritu (“The Revenant”), Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”), George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Adam McKay (“The Big Short”) and Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”).

The nominees for best actor are DiCaprio (“The Revenant”), Matt Damon (“The Martian”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”), Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”).

The nominees for best actress are Cate Blanchett (“Carol”), Brie Larson (“Room”), Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”), Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”) and Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”).

The nominees for best supporting actor are Christian Bale (“The Big Short”), Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”), Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”) and Tom Hardy (“The Revenant”).

The nominees for best supporting actress are Rooney Mara (“Carol”), Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”), Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”), Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight”) and Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”).

The nominees for best original screenplay are “Spotlight,” “Ex Machina,” “Inside Out,” “Bridge of Spies” and “Straight Outta Compton.”

The nominees for best adapted screenplay are “Carol,” “The Big Short,” “The Martian,” “Room” and “Brooklyn.”

The Oscars are scheduled for February 28 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Chris Rock will host.