Oscar Nominations 2016 | Virgin Media
Oscars 2016

And the nominees are…



It’s Oscar nominations day!  Now begins several weeks of speculation as to who will take home a little gold statue.  Place your bets…

Best Picture

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

After sweeping the Golden Globes last week, we’re still sure Alejandro González Iñárritu will do the double for Best Picture after last year’s win with Birdman.

Best actor in a leading role

Best actor in a leading role

Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl

Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Matt Damon - The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

Many are saying it could finally be Leo’s year, but Eddie Redmayne is still favourite to win.  At least Leo could take home the award for ‘Best Beard’.

Best actress in a leading role

Best actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett in Carol

Cate Blanchett - Carol
Brie Larson - Room
Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

After being cruelly overlooked for Best Picture, here’s hoping Cate Blanchett can continue her current run of form, adding to her Blue Jasmine success in 2014.

Best actress in a supporting role

Best Supporting Actress

Another potential double for Carol with Rooney Mara

Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara - Carol
Rachel McAdams - Spotlight
Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

A surprising lack of Meryl Streep here, whose appearance in Suffragette was brief, yet stirring. Another potential double for Carol with Rooney Mara but Alicia Vikander is EVERYWHERE at the moment.

Best actor in a supporting role

Best supporting actor

Stallone & Michael B. Jordan in Creed

Christian Bale - The Big Short
Tom Hardy - The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone - Creed

He’s definitely a contender for ‘Best Beard’ but perhaps a surprise inclusion for Tom Hardy in The Revenant. Disappointingly, Kurt Russell doesn’t get a look-in for The Hateful Eight, nor does Idris Elba.

Best director

Best director

A still from Mad Max: Fury Road

Adam Mckay - The Big Short
George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu- The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson - Room
Tom McCarthy - Spotlight

The Revenant is leading the way with 12 nominations overall, followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 in total.  Nice to see Lenny Abrahamson up there, but why no Ryan Coogler (Creed) or Todd Haynes (Carol), Academy?

The 88th Academy Awards will take place on February 28th.

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