2016 Oscar Nominations Announced: Here's Who's Up for the Biggest Awards


The big day is here! The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards have been announced, thanks to our pals Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski, Ang Lee, and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Are you ready to see the biggest categories (and start your betting pools)?


The Revenant is the clear leader of the Oscar pack this year, with 12 nominations. No word yet on how the bear feels about any of this!

More exciting news: Chris Rock will host the Oscars telecast! Seriously can't wait for that -- remember when he hosted back in 2005? 

All right, enough chatter -- here are the big categories, with the two we're most excited about right up top!


Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight   

Rooney Mara, Carol   

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight   

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl   

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

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Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

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Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Motion Picture

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



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