‘The Revenant’ & ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Top 2016 Academy Award Nominations

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Intense films took the most 2016 Academy Award nominations this morning as “The Revenant” and George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” took the most Oscar slots. “Revenant” director Alejandro Inarritu is following up his 2015 Oscar win with another nomination, and George Miller’s long road to make his film has proven a worthy one.

One documentary that was a pleasure to see up for nomination was “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which easily deserves the win.

The brutal frontier saga “The Revenant” leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.

The strong showing for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his best-picture winning “Birdman.”

George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” followed with 10 nominations, including best picture. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic “The Martian” landed 7 nominations, including best picture, but no best director nod for Scott.

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'The Revenant' & 'Mad Max Fury Road' Top 2016 Academy Award movie imagesBest Picture

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

Performance an actor in a leading role

Performance an actor in a supporting role

Performance an actress in a leading role

Performance 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

Adapted screenplay

  • The Big Short Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
  • Brooklyn Nick Hornby
  • Carol Phyllis Nagy
  • The Martian Drew Goddard
  • Room Emma Donoghue

Original screenplay

  • Bridge of Spies Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • Ex Machina Alex Garland
  • Inside Out Screenplay Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
  • Spotlight Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
  • Straight Outta Compton Screenplay Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Best animated feature

  • 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
  • Room Lenny Abrahamson
  • Spotlight Tom McCarthy

Best documentary

  • Amy Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
  • Cartel Land Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
  • The Look of Silence Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe rge Sørensen
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? Liz Garbus, Amy Hob and Justin Wilkes
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Best documentary short

  • 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

  • Embrace of the Serpent Colombia
  • Mustang France
  • Son of Saul Hungary
  • Theeb Jordan
  • A War Denmark

Achievement in makeup and hair

  • 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

Best 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

Best original song

  • Earned It from Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Music and Lyric Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
  • Manta Ray from Racing Extinction Music J. Ralph and Lyric Antony Hegarty
  • Simple Song #3 from Youth Music and Lyric David Lang
  • Til It Happens To You from The Hunting Ground Music and Lyric Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
  • Writing’s On The Wall from Spectre Music and Lyric 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

  • 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

  • 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
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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

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

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