The 88th Academy Award Nominations

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The 88th Academy Award Nominations were announced on January 14, 2016.  The top nominated film was were The Revenant with twelve nominations.  The Academy Awards were given out on February 28, 2016 by host Chris Rock surrounded by controversy due to the lack of racial diversity among the nominees which led to massive changes in the Academy make-up.

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Best Picture:

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The Big Short

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Bridge of Spies

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Brooklyn

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Mad Max:  Fury Road

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The Martian

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The Revenant

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Room

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WINNER:  Spotlight

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Best Director:

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Lenny Abrahamson—Room

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WINNER:  Alejandro González Iñárritu—The Revenant

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Tom McCarthy—Spotlight

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Adam McKay—The Big Short

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George Miller—Mad Max:  Fury Road

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Best Actor:

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Bryan Cranston—Trumbo

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Matt Damon—The Martian

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WINNER:  Leonardo DiCaprio—The Revenant

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Michael Fassbender—Steve Jobs

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Eddie Redmayne—The Danish Girl

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Best Actress:

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Cate Blanchett—Carol

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WINNER:  Brie Larson—Room

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Jennifer Lawrence—Joy

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Charlotte Rampling—45 Years

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Saoirse Ronan—Brooklyn

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Best Supporting Actor:

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Christian Bale—The Big Short

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Tom Hardy—The Revenant

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Mark Ruffalo—Spotlight

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WINNER:  Mark Rylance—Bridge of Spies

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Sylvester Stallone—Creed

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Best Supporting Actress:

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Jennifer Jason Leigh—The Hateful Eight

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Rooney Mara—Carol

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Rachel McAdams—Spotlight

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WINNER:  Alicia Vikander—The Danish Girl

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Kate Winslet—Steve Jobs

Best Writing—Original Screenplay:

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Bridge of Spies

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Ex Machina

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Inside Out

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WINNER:  Spotlight

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Straight Outta Compton

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Best Writing—Adapted Screenplay:

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WINNER:  The Big Short

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Brooklyn

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Carol

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The Martian

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Room

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Best Animated Feature:

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Anomalisa

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Boy & the World

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WINNER:  Inside Out

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Shaun the Sheep Movie

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When Marnie Was There

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Best Foreign Language Film:

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Embrace of the Serpent

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Mustang

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A War

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WINNER:  Son of Saul

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Theeb

Best Documentary—Feature:

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WINNER:  Amy

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Cartel Land

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The Look of Silence

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

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Winter on Fire

Best Documentary—Short Subject:

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Claude Lanzmann:  The Spectres of the Shoah

WINNER:  A Girl in the River:  The Price of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom

War Within the Walls

Best Live Action Short:

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Shok

WINNER:  Stutterer

Best Animated Short:

WINNER:  Bear Story

Prologue

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We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Best Original Score:

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Bridge of Spies

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Carol

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WINNER:  The Hateful Eight

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Sicario

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Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

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Best Original Song:

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“Earn It”—Fifty Shades of Grey

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“Manta Ray”—Racing Extinction

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“Simple Song #3”—Youth

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“Til It Happens to You”—The Hunting Ground

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WINNER:  “Writing’s on the Wall”—Spectre

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Best Sound Editing:

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WINNER:  Mad Max:  Fury Road

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The Martian

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The Revenant

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Sicario

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Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

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Best Sound Mixing:

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Bridge of Spies

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WINNER:  Mad Max:  Fury Road

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The Martian

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The Revenant

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Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

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Best Production Design:

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Bridge of Spies

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The Danish Girl

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WINNER:  Mad Max:  Fury Road

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The Martian

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The Revenant

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Best Cinematography:

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Carol

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The Hateful Eight

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Mad Max:  Fury Road

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WINNER:  The Revenant

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Sicario

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Best Make-Up and Hairstyling:

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WINNER:  Mad Max:  Fury Road

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

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The Revenant

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Best Costume Design:

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Carol

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Cinderella

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The Danish Girl

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WINNER:  Mad Max:  Fury Road

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The Revenant

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Best Film Editing:

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The Big Short

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WINNER:  Mad Max:  Fury Road

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The Revenant

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Spotlight

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Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

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Best Visual Effects:

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WINNER:  Ex Machina

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Mad Max:  Fury Road

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The Martian

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The Revenant

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Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

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Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
Follow me on Twitter @JPRoscoe76! Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. Plays video games (basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600), comic loving (for almost 30 years), and a true critic of movies. Enjoys the art house but also isn't afraid to let in one or two popular movies at the same time.

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