The Oscar nominations are out, and there are of course some surprises, although the whole year has been full of surprises without a whole lot of consistency among the preliminary group nominations. So, for instance, the amazing Lily Tomlin was overlooked for best actress in Grandma, while her contemporary, Charlotte Rampling, received her first nomination ever for 45 Years.
The big winner, though, was Mad Max: Fury Road, with 10 nominations, though The Revenant — also with Tom Hardy — has the most with 12. In the song category, Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground) is up against Sam Smith (Spectre), though I suspect both will lose to “Simple Song No. 3” from Youth.
I was disappointed that Carol was overlooked for picture and director, but did get six noms, including actress, supporting actress and screenplay. Both Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander from The Danish Girl are nominated, but the film didn’t score big otherwise.
Here’s the full list.
Picture: The Big Short; Bridge of Spies; Brooklyn; Mad Max: Fury Road; The Martian; The Revenant; Room; Spotlight.
Director: Adam McKay, The Big Short; Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant; George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road; Lenny Abrahamson, Room; Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight.
Actor: Bryan Cranston, Trumbo; Matt Damon, The Martian; Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant; Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs; Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl.
Actress: Cate Blanchett, Carol; Brie Larson, Room; Jennifer Lawrence, Joy; Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years; Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn.
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Big Short; Tom Hardy, The Revenant; Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight; Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies; Sylvester Stallone, Creed.
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight; Rooney Mara, Carol; Rachel McAdams, Spotlight; Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl; Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs.
Original Screenplay: Bridge of Spies; Ex Machina; Inside Out; Spotlight; Straight Outta Compton.
Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short; Brooklyn; Carol; The Martian; Room.
Cinematography: Carol; The Hateful 8; Mad Max: Fury Road; The Revenant; Sicario.
Film Editing: The Big Short; Mad Max: Fury Road; The Revenant; Spotlight; Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Score: Bridge of Spies; Carol; The Hateful 8; Sicario; Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Song: “Earned It,” 50 Shades of Grey; “Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction; “Simple Song No. 3,” Youth; “Til It Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground; “Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre.
Sound Mixing: Bridge of Spies; Mad Max: Fury Road; The Martian; The Revenant; Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road; The Martian; The Revenant; Sicario; Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Production Design: Bridge of Spies; The Danish Girl; Mad Max: Fury Road; The Martian; The Revenant.
Costumes: Carol; Cinderella; The Danish Girl; Mad Max: Fury Road; The Revenant.
Visual Effects: Ex Machina; The Martian; Mad Max: Fury Road; The Revenant; Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Makeup: Mad Max: Fury Road; The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out a Window and Disappeared; The Revenant
Foreign Language Film: Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia); Mustang (France); Son of Saul (Hungary); Theeb (Jordan); A War (Denmark).
Animated Feature: Anomalisa; Boy and the World; Inside Out; Shaun the Sheep Movie; When Marnie Was There.
Documentary Feature: Amy; Cartel Land; The Look of Silence; What Happened, Miss Simone; Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom.
Live Action Short: Ave Maria: Day One; Everything Will Be Okay; Shok; Stutterer.
Animated Short: Bear Story; Prologue; Sanjay’s Super Team; We Can’t Live without Cosmos; World of Tomorrow.
Documentary Short: Body Team 12; Chau, Beyond the Lines; Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah; A Girl in the River: The Price of Foregiveness; Last Day of Freedom.