We made it! Oscar nominations day has finally arrived, putting to rest all of your endless predictions about the most ambiguous awards season in decades, until, of course, we start prognosticating about the nominees.

So how do the 2016 Oscars look? Alejandro G. Iñarritu has stolen the hearts of the Academy once again with The Revenant taking the lead with 12 nominations. That was followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 nominations, The Martian with seven, Carol with six and The Big Short and Star Wars: The Force Awakens tied at five.

Looking at those numbers, the nominations aren’t all that surprising, but there were some major snubs. For one, Todd Haynes’ Carol failed to get much recognition in the major categories, not getting nominated for Best Picture or Best Director. It still ended up with six nominations, two in the acting categories, Adapted Screenplay and the rest in the technical categories. Still, this year is Cate Blanchett’s seventh Oscar nomination, while her costar Rooney Mara can add to her resume that she got an Oscar and a Razzie nom in the same year. The biggest surprise top nominee is Room, which snuck its way to Best Picture and Director for Lenny Abrahamson, a name few anticipated to be included in the latter list. On top of Haynes, the other director shut out of the race was Ridley Scott, who many pundits believed a shoe in. Other snubs include no screenplay nominations for Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

This year also marks a few significant things, both good and bad. For one, this is John Williams 50th Oscar nomination (congrats!). Sadly though, 2016 looks to be the Second Whitest Oscars Ever with zero nominations for actors of color – some of us were predicting Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) or Michael B. Jordan (Creed) would sneak in. As far as age, the median age of actors nominated this year is 43.4, while the women’s median is 37.4.

Chris Rock will host the 2016 Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 28 at 7 p.m. ET.

See the list of 2016 Oscar nominees below:

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant



Best Director

Adam McKay, The Big Short

Alejandro G. Ińarritu, The Revenant

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Tom McCarthy, 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

Brie Larson, Room

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

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

Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Bridge of Spies

Alex Garland, Ex Machina

Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight

Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, Josh Cooley, Meg LeFauve, Inside Out

Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus, Straight Outta Compton

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adam McKay, Charles Randolph, The Big Short

Nick Hornby, Brooklyn

Phyllis Nagy, Carol

Drew Goddard, The Martian

Emma Donoghue, Room

Best Cinematography

Robert Richardson, The Hateful Eight

Edward Lachman, Carol

Roger Deakins, Sicario

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Animated Feature


Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was there

Best Documentary Feature


Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter of Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

Best Film Editing

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Production Design

Adam Stockhausen, Bridge of Spies

Eve Stewart, The Danish Girl

Colin Gibson, Mad Max: Fury Road

Arthur Max, The Martian

Jack Fisk, The Revenant

Best Original Score

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies

Carter Burwell, Carol

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario

John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Foreign Language Film

Mustang (France)

Son of Saul (Hungary)

Theeb (Jordan)

A War (Denmark)

Embrace the Serpent (Columbia)

Best Costume Design



The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out A Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

Best Original Song

"Earned It," Fifty Shades of Grey

"Manta Ray," Racing Extinction

"Simple Song #3," Youth

"Til It Happens to You," The Hunting Ground

"Writing On the Wall," Spectre

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

Best Live Action Short

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay



Best Animated Short

Bear Story


Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


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