88th Academy Awards Nominations – THE REVENANT, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Lead The Oscars 2016 Field
The 2016 Oscar nominations are in. “We All Dream In Gold” was the phrase of the morning when Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards nominations.
WAMG was at the live news conference inside the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater along with 400 international media representatives.
THE REVENANT received the most nominations Thursday morning with twelve, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD saw eleven, followed by THE MARTIAN with seven.
Seeing six nominations apiece were BRIDGE OF SPIES, CAROL and SPOTLIGHT. Rounding out the multiple nods were THE BIG SHORT and STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with five bids.
The buzz heard throughout the theater went to the much deserved nod for Sylvester Stallone (CREED) who is nominated for playing Rocky Balboa 40 years after his first nomination in 1976 for playing the same character, Charlotte Rampling with her Best Actress Nomination (45 YEARS) and every time MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was mentioned.
Vying for the big prize for Best Picture are:
- “The Big Short” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
- “Bridge of Spies” Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
- “Brooklyn” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers
- “The Martian” Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers
- “The Revenant” Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers
- “Room” Ed Guiney, Producer
- “Spotlight” Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers
Del Toro and Lee announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT, followed by Boone Isaacs and Krasinski for the remaining 13 categories at 5:38 a.m. PT.
Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees.
All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.
Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 23, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Screenings also will be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories.
Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards:
Performance by an actor in a leading role
- Bryan Cranston in “Trumbo”
- Matt Damon in “The Martian”
- Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant”
- Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs”
- Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl”
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
- Christian Bale in “The Big Short”
- Tom Hardy in “The Revenant”
- Mark Ruffalo in “Spotlight”
- Mark Rylance in “Bridge of Spies”
- Sylvester Stallone in “Creed”
Performance by an actress in a leading role
- Cate Blanchett in “Carol”
- Brie Larson in “Room”
- Jennifer Lawrence in “Joy”
- Charlotte Rampling in “45 Years”
- Saoirse Ronan in “Brooklyn”
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
- Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Hateful Eight”
- Rooney Mara in “Carol”
- Rachel McAdams in “Spotlight”
- Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl”
- Kate Winslet in “Steve Jobs”
Best animated feature film of the year
- “Anomalisa” Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran
- “Boy and the World” Alê Abreu
- “Inside Out” Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
- “Shaun the Sheep Movie” Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
- “When Marnie Was There” Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura
Achievement in cinematography
- “Carol” Ed Lachman
- “The Hateful Eight” Robert Richardson
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” John Seale
- “The Revenant” Emmanuel Lubezki
- “Sicario” Roger Deakins
Achievement in costume design
- “Carol” Sandy Powell
- “Cinderella” Sandy Powell
- “The Danish Girl” Paco Delgado
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” Jenny Beavan
- “The Revenant” Jacqueline West
Achievement in directing
- “The Big Short” Adam McKay
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” George Miller
- “The Revenant” Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Won last year for BIRDMAN. The last back-to-back Oscar win for director was in 1950.)
- “Room” Lenny Abrahamson
- “Spotlight” Tom McCarthy
Best documentary feature
- “Amy” Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
- “Cartel Land” Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
- “The Look of Silence” Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
- “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
- “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor
Best documentary short subject
- “Body Team 12” David Darg and Bryn Mooser
- “Chau, beyond the Lines” Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
- “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” Adam Benzine
- “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
- “Last Day of Freedom” Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman
Achievement in film editing
- “The Big Short” Hank Corwin
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” Margaret Sixel
- “The Revenant” Stephen Mirrione
- “Spotlight” Tom McArdle
- “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey
Best foreign language film of the year
- “Embrace of the Serpent” Colombia
- “Mustang” France
- “Son of Saul” Hungary
- “Theeb” Jordan
- “A War” Denmark
Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
- “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared” Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
- “The Revenant” Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
- “Bridge of Spies” Thomas Newman
- “Carol” Carter Burwell
- “The Hateful Eight” Ennio Morricone
- “Sicario” Jóhann Jóhannsson
- “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” John Williams
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
- “Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
- “Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”
Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty
- “Simple Song #3” from “Youth”
Music and Lyric by David Lang
- “Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
- “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre”
Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
Achievement in production design
- “Bridge of Spies” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich
- “The Danish Girl” Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
- “The Martian” Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
- “The Revenant” Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy
Best animated short film
- “Bear Story” Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
- “Prologue” Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
- “Sanjay’s Super Team” Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
- “We Can’t Live without Cosmos” Konstantin Bronzit
- “World of Tomorrow” Don Hertzfeldt
Best live action short film
- “Ave Maria” Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont
- “Day One” Henry Hughes
- “Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)” Patrick Vollrath
- “Shok” Jamie Donoughue
- “Stutterer” Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage
Achievement in sound editing
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” Mark Mangini and David White
- “The Martian” Oliver Tarney
- “The Revenant” Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
- “Sicario” Alan Robert Murray
- “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Matthew Wood and David Acord
Achievement in sound mixing
- “Bridge of Spies” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
- “The Martian” Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth
- “The Revenant” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
- “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson
Achievement in visual effects
- “Ex Machina” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams
- “The Martian” Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner
- “The Revenant” Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer
- “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould
- “The Big Short” Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
- “Brooklyn” Screenplay by Nick Hornby
- “Carol” Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
- “The Martian” Screenplay by Drew Goddard
- “Room” Screenplay by Emma Donoghue
- “Bridge of Spies” Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
- “Ex Machina” Written by Alex Garland
- “Inside Out” Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
- “Spotlight” Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
- “Straight Outta Compton” Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff
Facts provided by AMPAS:
In 2011, the balloting rules first allowed for the possibility of between five and ten nominees for Best Picture. For the first three years, there were nine nominees. For the past two years, there have been eight.
Steven Spielberg has set the record for the most Best Picture nominations for an individual producer with nine.
In the Acting categories, eight individuals are first-time nominees (Bryan Cranston, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Charlotte Rampling, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rachel McAdams and Alicia Vikander). Five of the nominees are previous Acting winners (Eddie Redmayne, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Winslet). At age 25, Jennifer Lawrence is the youngest four-time Acting nominee.
Sylvester Stallone, who received his first Acting nomination in 1976 for Rocky, is the sixth person nominated for playing the same role in two different films. He follows Bing Crosby as Father O’Malley in Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945); Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) and The Color of Money (1986); Peter O’Toole as Henry II in Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968); Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974); and Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I in Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). Of these, only Bing Crosby and Paul Newman won Oscars (in 1944 and 1986, respectively).
Roger Deakins has the most nominations for Cinematography of any living person with 13. Charles B. Lang, Jr. and Leon Shamroy share the all-time record with 18 nominations each.
Sandy Powell now has the most nominations for Costume Design of any living person with 12. The overall record in the category belongs to Edith Head with 35 nominations.
John Williams extends his record number of music scoring nominations with 45. His overall total of 50 nominations (including five for Original Song) increases his record for the most Academy Award nominations of any living person (the only person with more is Walt Disney at 59). Thomas Newman’s nomination for Original Score for Bridge of Spies is his 13th and brings the total for members of the Newman family (Alfred, Lionel, Emil, Thomas, David and Randy) to 89, more than any other family.
The Original Song nomination for “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction is the fifth for a song from a documentary. Previous nominations were for “More” from Mondo Cane (1963); “I Need To Wake Up” from An Inconvenient Truth, which won an Oscar in 2006; “Before My Time” from Chasing Ice (2012), also written by this year’s nominee J. Ralph; and “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me (2014).
With his two nominations for Sound Mixing (for Bridge of Spies and Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Andy Nelson has tied Kevin O’Connell’s record for the most individual nominations in the category with 20.
Inside Out is the ninth animated feature to receive a Writing nomination. To date, none has won. With his fourth Writing nomination this year, Pete Docter has tied Andrew Stanton for the most writing nominations for animated films.
Watch the 88th Academy Awards LIVE on Sunday, Feb. 28 on ABC with host Chris Rock.
Visit oscar.go.com/nominees for more on today’s nominees.
Contributed by Michelle McCue and Melissa Thompson