The Oscar List is Out

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I know some fans will be disappointed that the highest grossing film in the US, Star Wars The Force Awakens, was only nominated for technical awards but it’s to be expecting from the Academy. There are a few surprises, to me anyone, that made the list.

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Rufalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Achievement in Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

Achievement in Film Editing

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

Achievement in Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury oad

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Achievement in Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Achievement in Production Design

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant 

Achievement in Costume Design

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant 

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

Achievement in Cinematography 

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario

Best Animated Film

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun The Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There 

Best Animated Film Short

“Bear Story”

“Prologue”

“Sanjay’s Super Team”

“We Can’t Live without Cosmos”

“World of Tomorrow”

Adapted Screenplay

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short 

Nick Hornby, Brooklyn 

Phyllis Nagy, Carol 

Drew Goddard, The Martian 

Emma Donaghue, Room 

Original Screenplay 

Matt Charman and Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Bridge of Spies 

Alex Garland, Ex Machina 

Pete Docter, Meg Leauve, Josh Cooley, and Ronnie Del Carmen, Inside Out 

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight 

Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, and Alan Wenkus, Straight Outta Compton 

Original Score

Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies

Carter Burwell, Carol 

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Johann Johannsson, Sicario

John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

Best Foreign Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia

Mustang, France

Son of Saul, Hungary

Theeb, Jordan

A War, Denmark

Best Documentary Feature

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone

Winter On Fire: Ukraine 

Best Documentary Short

“Body Team 12”

“Chau, Bbeyond the Lines”

“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”

“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”

“Last Day of Freedom”

Live Action Short Film

“Ave Maria”

“Day One”

“Everything Will Be OK”

“Shock”

“Sutter”

Achievement in Directing

Adam McKay, The Big Short 

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road 

Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant 

Lenny Abrahamson, Room 

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Peformance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett, Carol 

Brie Larson, Room 

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy 

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years 

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn 

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian 

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs 

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl 

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

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