Oscar Nominations and the Winners Are 2016

The 88th Academy Awards®

It’s time for Oscars to take place over in the US and so as we do every year, we’ve added the list of nominees here on Blazing Minds and I’m currently live tweeting and updating this Oscar Nominees post with the winners as the night progresses.

This year the Oscars may have been controversial but there are some great films in this year’s Oscar Nominees.

The nominees were announced live by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee. Best Picture nominees for the 88th Academy Awards include: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room and Spotlight.

The Revenant received 12 nominations and Mad Max: Fury Road has 10. The Actor in a Leading Role category brought in a talented mix of stars with Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl).

Actress in a Leading Role category is just as star-studded, with Cate Blanchett, Carol, Brie Larson, Room, Jennifer Lawrence, Joy, Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years and Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn.

Oscar Nominees and Winners for 2016

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight – Winner

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – Winner

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room – Winner

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies – Winner

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl – Winner

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out – Winner

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant – Winner

Sicario

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan – Winner

The Revenant

DIRECTING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant – Winner

Room

Spotlight

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Amy – Winner

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

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 – Winner

Last Day of Freedom

FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road – Winner

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul -Winner

Theeb

A War

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road – Winner

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out

the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight – Winner

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

MUSIC (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’s On The Wall,” Spectre – Winner

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road – Winner

The Martian

The Revenant

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Bear Story – Winner

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer – Winner

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road – Winner

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road – Winner

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina – Winner

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Big Short  – Winner

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight – Winner

Straight Outta Compton

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Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and bona fide journalist. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. She has recently become an Award Winning Blogger and is listed in the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
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  • Hi Karen

    Can’t believe it is already Oscar time again. Looking forward to see if the Danish movie (A War) win this year 🙂

  • They come around so quickly don’t they Thomas, It’ll certainly be a late night for me watching them live. Looking forward to seeing how “A War” does.

  • Hi Karen
    Thanks for the update. Glad to see that Leonardo finally got his Oscar 🙂

  • My pleasure Thomas, it was about time Leo got the Oscar, there was certainly a big applause for him here at Blazing Minds HQ at 4:30 this morning 😉