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01.14.2016

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The nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were unveiled this morning, and, as many predicted, THE REVENANT has come out on top with a total of 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. George Miller's MAD MAX: FURY ROAD isn't far behind though with 10 Oscar nods, followed by Ridley Scott's THE MARTIAN with 7, and Todd Haynes' CAROL, Steven Spielberg's BRIDGE OF SPIES and Tom McCarthy's SPOTLIGHT each received 6 nominations.

You can check out the full list of nominees below, and be sure to let us know who you think will take hope trophies at the 2016 Oscars. The 88th Academy Awards will air on ABC on February 28, 2016.

BEST PICTURE
THE BIG SHORT
BRIDGE OF SPIES
BROOKLYN
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE MARTIAN
THE REVENANT
ROOM
SPOTLIGHT

The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio

BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, TRUMBO
Matt Damon, THE MARTIAN
Leonardo DiCaprio, THE REVENANT
Michael Fassbender, STEVE JOBS
Eddie Redmayne, THE DANISH GIRL

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, CAROL
Brie Larson, ROOM
Jennifer Lawrence, JOY
Charlotte Rampling, 45 YEARS
Saoirse Ronan, BROOKLYN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, THE BIG SHORT
Tom Hardy, THE REVENANT
Mark Ruffalo, SPOTLIGHT
Mark Rylance, BRIDGE OF SPIES
Sylvester Stallone, CREED

The Hateful Eight Jennifer Jason Leigh

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Jason Leigh, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Rooney Mara, CAROL
Rachel McAdams, SPOTLIGHT
Alicia Vikander, THE DANISH GIRL
Kate Winslet, STEVE JOBS

BEST DIRECTOR
Adam McKay, THE BIG SHORT
George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Alejandro González Iñárritu, THE REVENANT
Lenny Abrahamson, ROOM
Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
THE BIG SHORT
BROOKLYN
CAROL
THE MARTIAN
ROOM

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BRIDGE OF SPIES
EX MACHINA
INSIDE OUT
SPOTLIGHT
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Inside Out

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
ANOMALISA
BOY AND THE WORLD
INSIDE OUT
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
CAROL
THE HATEFUL EIGHT
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE REVENANT
SICARIO

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
AMY
CARTEL LAND
THE LOOK OF SILENCE
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?
WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
BODY TEAM 12
CHAU, BEYOND THE LINES
CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH
A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS
LAST DAY OF FREEDOM

Mad Max: Fury Road Tom Hardy

BEST FILM EDITING
THE BIG SHORT
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE REVENANT
SPOTLIGHT
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
MUSTANG
SON OF SAUL
THEEB
A WAR

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE 100-YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT A WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED
THE REVENANT

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
BRIDGE OF SPIES
CAROL
THE HATEFUL EIGHT
SICARIO
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Spectre Sam Smith

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Earned It" - FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
"Manta Ray" - RACING EXTINCTION
"Simple Song No. 3" - YOUTH
"Till It Happens to You" - THE HUNTING GROUND
"Writing's on the Wall" - SPECTRE

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
BRIDGE OF SPIES
THE DANISH GIRL
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE MARTIAN
THE REVENANT

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
CAROL
CINDERELLA
THE DANISH GIRL
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE REVENANT

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
AVE MARIA
DAY ONE
EVERYTHING WILL BE OK (ALLES WIRD GUT)
SHOK
STUTTERER

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
BEAR STORY
PROLOGUE
SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM
WERE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS
WORLD OF TOMORROW

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
EX MACHINA
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE MARTIAN
THE REVENANT
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

BEST SOUND EDITING
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE MARTIAN
THE REVENANT
SICARIO
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

BEST SOUND MIXING
BRIDGE OF SPIES
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE MARTIAN
THE REVENANT
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

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11:03PM on 01/14/2016
Happy to see Mad Max get all of it's noms. It's nice to see a good action movie get the recognition it deserves. Haven't seen The Revenant, but not surprised by all of it's noms. Despite the fact that most critics have called it lacking in emotion and character development, I have a feeling it will be the critical darling. Only surprises for me are the lack of QT for writing, as I thought Hateful Eight would be a shoe in for that category and so many noms, including best picture, for Bridge of
Happy to see Mad Max get all of it's noms. It's nice to see a good action movie get the recognition it deserves. Haven't seen The Revenant, but not surprised by all of it's noms. Despite the fact that most critics have called it lacking in emotion and character development, I have a feeling it will be the critical darling. Only surprises for me are the lack of QT for writing, as I thought Hateful Eight would be a shoe in for that category and so many noms, including best picture, for Bridge of Spies. I get that Spielberg has a lot of pull in Hollywood, but it still surprises me to see it receiving such noms.
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7:32PM on 01/14/2016
Decent list of nominees, except for Jennifer Lawrence, her performance in Joy was average at best.
Decent list of nominees, except for Jennifer Lawrence, her performance in Joy was average at best.
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10:52PM on 01/14/2016
Agreed. The problem is their arent enough strong female leads in movies to make the female acting categories a tight race. The same reason Meryl Streep is always nominated, Jennifer Lawrence will always pop up now. Next year we can expect Lawrence to get nominated for "Passengers".
Agreed. The problem is their arent enough strong female leads in movies to make the female acting categories a tight race. The same reason Meryl Streep is always nominated, Jennifer Lawrence will always pop up now. Next year we can expect Lawrence to get nominated for "Passengers".
1:23AM on 01/15/2016
Jennifer Lawrence is the new Meryl Streep, as in no matter how good or bad her performance was, she will get nominated.
Jennifer Lawrence is the new Meryl Streep, as in no matter how good or bad her performance was, she will get nominated.
6:02PM on 01/14/2016
The Revenant for everything. The bear was animated, why isn't it in the animated film categories too?
The Revenant for everything. The bear was animated, why isn't it in the animated film categories too?
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5:12PM on 01/14/2016
If Eddie Redmayne wins he is going to be public enemy number one for all fanboys after he edged out Keaton last year and possibly takes away Leo's hopes.
If Eddie Redmayne wins he is going to be public enemy number one for all fanboys after he edged out Keaton last year and possibly takes away Leo's hopes.
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8:27AM on 01/15/2016
It would be fun if he wins an Oscar AND a Razzie the same year !
It would be fun if he wins an Oscar AND a Razzie the same year !
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3:03PM on 01/14/2016

Same old faces

Same old awful movies that Hollywood wants to thrust down gullible people's throats.
Not taken the Oscar's seriously for years now.
Same old awful movies that Hollywood wants to thrust down gullible people's throats.
Not taken the Oscar's seriously for years now.
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6:03PM on 01/14/2016
I have trouble taking you seriously.
I have trouble taking you seriously.
2:47PM on 01/14/2016
I have a Feeling that Mad Max is going to take most of what they were nominated for.

Also, as much as Dicaprio deserves an Oscar I kinda don't want him to win because I wanna see a movie in the future that has a young actor play as Dicaprio about his film career and how he never got an Oscar and that young Actor wins an Oscar. Kinda F'ed up, but funny.
I have a Feeling that Mad Max is going to take most of what they were nominated for.

Also, as much as Dicaprio deserves an Oscar I kinda don't want him to win because I wanna see a movie in the future that has a young actor play as Dicaprio about his film career and how he never got an Oscar and that young Actor wins an Oscar. Kinda F'ed up, but funny.
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4:19PM on 01/14/2016
Sounds hilarious, good reason for not winning an Oscar, Dumbass.
Sounds hilarious, good reason for not winning an Oscar, Dumbass.
5:49PM on 01/14/2016
@ edroxxx325

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@ edroxxx325

Oh look someone with no balls in real life has to slander someone on the internet. Why don't you go tell your mother to make you a hotpocket since you are being a badass on the internet.
8:36PM on 01/14/2016
edroxxx - LOL
edroxxx - LOL
10:56PM on 01/14/2016
movie idea: Leonardo DiCaprio plays an average man who starts having vivid dreams. In these dreams he is a french king, a southern plantation owner, a con man, a fbi mole, a fur trapper, a banker, etc etc. These dreams start to become more and more vivid and he starts losing touch with reality. This seemingly average man use to be many extraordinary people in past live, and they are all starting to haunt him
movie idea: Leonardo DiCaprio plays an average man who starts having vivid dreams. In these dreams he is a french king, a southern plantation owner, a con man, a fbi mole, a fur trapper, a banker, etc etc. These dreams start to become more and more vivid and he starts losing touch with reality. This seemingly average man use to be many extraordinary people in past live, and they are all starting to haunt him
1:43PM on 01/14/2016
Anybody have a theory as to why Mad Max Fury Road didn't get nominated for best score? It got a nom for damn near everything else except music. But the music was soepic and such a huge part of the film.
Anybody have a theory as to why Mad Max Fury Road didn't get nominated for best score? It got a nom for damn near everything else except music. But the music was soepic and such a huge part of the film.
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2:33PM on 01/14/2016
Theory? Maybe they just didn't like it.
Theory? Maybe they just didn't like it.
1:07PM on 01/14/2016

Best actor and actress category question

I've always wondered why there's a separate category for actors and actresses. Why is this? Why for acting and no other category? Genuinely curious.
I've always wondered why there's a separate category for actors and actresses. Why is this? Why for acting and no other category? Genuinely curious.
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2:12PM on 01/14/2016
I've wondered that myself. Personally, I don't see the point in separating them by gender nor by leading or supporting role. A good performance is a good performance.
I've wondered that myself. Personally, I don't see the point in separating them by gender nor by leading or supporting role. A good performance is a good performance.
2:37PM on 01/14/2016
@Vits precisely. Seems like there should just be an award for acting in a leading role and acting in a supporting. Gender shouldn't factor into it like the other categories unless there's a compelling reason I'm unaware of.
@Vits precisely. Seems like there should just be an award for acting in a leading role and acting in a supporting. Gender shouldn't factor into it like the other categories unless there's a compelling reason I'm unaware of.
8:32AM on 01/15/2016
Well, because, considering how Hollywood is, no woman would ever win an Oscar, otherwise !
Sad truth, but truth nonetheless.
Well, because, considering how Hollywood is, no woman would ever win an Oscar, otherwise !
Sad truth, but truth nonetheless.
12:39PM on 01/14/2016

The Oscar are just a popularity contest

im hearing this complaint more and more every year.

But thats the point...

The oscars are a popularity contest. the movie that the most people like, wins. Art is subjective and you cant judge them like you judge a race. There are no right or wrong answers. No one is truly better than others. We all agree that certain films are good and certain films are bad, but even then we individually have opposite opinions on a lot of films. That doesnt make us wrong, that just means we see films
im hearing this complaint more and more every year.

But thats the point...

The oscars are a popularity contest. the movie that the most people like, wins. Art is subjective and you cant judge them like you judge a race. There are no right or wrong answers. No one is truly better than others. We all agree that certain films are good and certain films are bad, but even then we individually have opposite opinions on a lot of films. That doesnt make us wrong, that just means we see films and judge them differently. different things stand out to different people. We value different elements of a film differently. All art does that to people. Obviously there are gripes i have with this years nominations, but on the whole, most i would agree are Oscar worthy (most but not all). Its a popularity contest among academy voters. Whichever films was most popular among them, wins. Its 100% subjective, as are all award shows. The Golden Schmo Awards are the exact same way. You dont agree, oh well, i doubt anyone agrees with these nominations 100%, even the individual academy voters.

to me. these are the only awards that matter. And they only matter because they are the biggest. This award show gives us a conversation about what was this years best film. We see who wins this year and compare it to our personal favorites to see how similar our taste in movies are to mainstream film enthusiasts. Its completely arbitrary. Does winning an oscar validate a career of crap? No. Do a 100 Oscar worthy people get passed over every year? Yes.

To me, this is my favorite part of the year as a movie fan. I can now discuss some of the biggest and best movies with my friends and compare, debate, and learn these movies. Disagree and cry foul all you want, but dont degrade people for their valid opinions just because they differ from yours. They are not dumb, they are subjective. These awards are just pieces of metal a group of people give to one artist they voted for.
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1:25PM on 01/14/2016
Remember when Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars? 'nough said.
Remember when Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars? 'nough said.
6:00PM on 01/14/2016
Well put, and I definitely see where you're coming from. Over the years, there has been a lot of speculation of buying votes and what what types of people make up the majority of Academy voters. Enough, I think, to at least lend a little creedence that the Oscars aren't 100% as fair and opinion subjective as you may believe. I think that every so often, theres an Oscar pick, or you see a chain of wins like Meryl Streeps, and it does make you wonder. But I'm not a conspiracy theorist, and
Well put, and I definitely see where you're coming from. Over the years, there has been a lot of speculation of buying votes and what what types of people make up the majority of Academy voters. Enough, I think, to at least lend a little creedence that the Oscars aren't 100% as fair and opinion subjective as you may believe. I think that every so often, theres an Oscar pick, or you see a chain of wins like Meryl Streeps, and it does make you wonder. But I'm not a conspiracy theorist, and these things will always be there. Government elections, I can guarantee, are far more rigged!
10:57PM on 01/14/2016
I know the studios push films they want nominated and have campaign programs. But i like to think the academy draws the line at actually buying nominations. I know the Golden Globes have been buying nominations, so im sure the studio tries.
I know the studios push films they want nominated and have campaign programs. But i like to think the academy draws the line at actually buying nominations. I know the Golden Globes have been buying nominations, so im sure the studio tries.
12:24PM on 01/14/2016

Let's see how predictable this year is

Best Picture and Director will most likely go to The Revenant, but if DiCaprio doesn't win Best Actor then he will most likely never win an Oscar. If Kate Winslet continues to receive praise for her overrated performance in Steve Jobs I'll lose my mind. Inside Out and Sam Smith have their awards in the bag, and Best Supporting Actor will probably go to Stallone for some reason.
Best Picture and Director will most likely go to The Revenant, but if DiCaprio doesn't win Best Actor then he will most likely never win an Oscar. If Kate Winslet continues to receive praise for her overrated performance in Steve Jobs I'll lose my mind. Inside Out and Sam Smith have their awards in the bag, and Best Supporting Actor will probably go to Stallone for some reason.
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2:12PM on 01/14/2016
If the Academy has balls they will award Jennifer Jason Leigh. I loved her in that movie. She was so animalistic
If the Academy has balls they will award Jennifer Jason Leigh. I loved her in that movie. She was so animalistic
12:19PM on 01/14/2016

Hey look, Lady Gaga has just been nominated for an Oscar

and after just listening to the songs nominated, she's actually my favorite to win. Very weak year for that category. Charlie Pluth shouldve been nominated and win

Brad Pitt gets another nomination for producer. Coen Brothers get one for writing. Adam McKay (Anchorman and Step Brothers) earns a directing nomination. Netflix scores 2 in the documentary section. And Don Hertzfeld earns his second nomination for best animated short. You remember him from the previously nominated short film
and after just listening to the songs nominated, she's actually my favorite to win. Very weak year for that category. Charlie Pluth shouldve been nominated and win

Brad Pitt gets another nomination for producer. Coen Brothers get one for writing. Adam McKay (Anchorman and Step Brothers) earns a directing nomination. Netflix scores 2 in the documentary section. And Don Hertzfeld earns his second nomination for best animated short. You remember him from the previously nominated short film "Rejected" (my spoon is too big!)
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12:06PM on 01/14/2016
All I care about is Sylvester Stallone and Leonardo DiCaprio winning in their respective categories.
All I care about is Sylvester Stallone and Leonardo DiCaprio winning in their respective categories.
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11:57AM on 01/14/2016
I cannot imagine The Revenant non taking all of the technical awards it is nominated for. Cinematography, direction, production design, editing, sound and even special effects. It was a flawless piece of advanced moviemaking. There were flashier films, but none on that level of technical sophistication .
I cannot imagine The Revenant non taking all of the technical awards it is nominated for. Cinematography, direction, production design, editing, sound and even special effects. It was a flawless piece of advanced moviemaking. There were flashier films, but none on that level of technical sophistication .
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2:15PM on 01/14/2016
It is going to be Mad Max vs The Revenant, as far as technical awards. Both movies had flawless qualities in that respect. Personally, the two I am most passionate about are Revenant getting cinematography and Mad Max getting editing. I strongly feel that the latter is going to happen
It is going to be Mad Max vs The Revenant, as far as technical awards. Both movies had flawless qualities in that respect. Personally, the two I am most passionate about are Revenant getting cinematography and Mad Max getting editing. I strongly feel that the latter is going to happen
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11:49AM on 01/14/2016

Breakdown in 3 groups:

1) Shocking snubs: 50 SHADES OF GREY for Song (LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO); CAROL for Picture and Director; THE FENCER for Foreign Film; FURIOUS PART 7 for Song; GOING CLEAR for Documentary; THE GOOD DINOSAUR for Animated Film; GOODNIGHT, MOMMY for Foreign Film; HE NAMED ME MALALA for Documentary; THE HUNTING GROUND for Documentary; INSIDE OUT for Picture; JURASSIC WORLD for Visual Effects; LAVA for Animated Short; LOVE AND MERCY for Leading Actor and Song; THE MARTIAN for Director and Cinematography;
1) Shocking snubs: 50 SHADES OF GREY for Song (LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO); CAROL for Picture and Director; THE FENCER for Foreign Film; FURIOUS PART 7 for Song; GOING CLEAR for Documentary; THE GOOD DINOSAUR for Animated Film; GOODNIGHT, MOMMY for Foreign Film; HE NAMED ME MALALA for Documentary; THE HUNTING GROUND for Documentary; INSIDE OUT for Picture; JURASSIC WORLD for Visual Effects; LAVA for Animated Short; LOVE AND MERCY for Leading Actor and Song; THE MARTIAN for Director and Cinematography; THE PEANUTS MOVIE for Animated Film; STAR WARS EPISODE VII for Picture; STEVE JOBS for Picture and Screenplay.

2) Non-shocking snubs: 45 YEARS for Picture and Screenplay; ANOMALISA for Picture, Supporting Actress and Score; ANT-MAN for Visual Effects; THE ASSASSIN for Foreign Film and Cinematography; AVENGERS PART 2 for Visual Effects; BEASTS OF NO NATION for Picture, Leading Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Screenplay and Cinematography; THE BIG SHORT for Supporting Actor (Steve Carell); BLACK MASS for Leading Actor; BONE TOMAHAWK for Screenplay; BRIDGE OF SPIES for Leading Actor and Director; CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA for Supporting Actress; EL CLUB for Foreign Film; CONCUSSION for Leading Actor; CREED for Picture; THE DANISH GIRL for Score and Cinematography; DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL for Screenplay; THE END OF THE TOUR for Leading Actor and Screenplay; EVEREST for Cinematography and Sound; EX MACHINA for Picture, Supporting Actress and Screenplay; GRANDMA for Leading Actress; THE HATEFUL 8 for Picture, Director and Screenplay; INSIDE OUT for Score; IT FOLLOWS for Score and Cinematography; THE LADY IN THE VAN for Leading Actress; LEGEND for Leading Actor; LOVE AND MERCY for Picture, Supporting Actress and Screenplay; MAD MAX PART 4 for Screenplay and Score; ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL for Screenplay; MR. HOLMES for Leading Actor; PHOENIX for Leading Actress; THE REVENANT for Screenplay and Score; SICARIO for Picture, Leading Actress, Supporting Actor, Director and Screenplay; SON OF SAUL for Cinematography; SPOTLIGHT for Leading Actor and Score; STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON for Picture; SUFFRAGETTE for Leading Actress; TRUMBO for Picture, Supporting Actress and Screenplay; THE WALK for Cinematography and Visual Effects; YOUTH for Supporting Actress and Cinematography.

3) Surprises: 50 SHADES OF GREY for Song (EARNED IT); BRIDGE OF SPIES for Score; EX MACHINA for Screenplay; RACING EXTINCTION for Song; ROOM for Directing; STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON for Screenplay; WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? for Documentary; WINTER ON FIRE for Documentary.
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12:02PM on 01/14/2016
Goodnight Mommy came out in 2014.
Goodnight Mommy came out in 2014.
12:19PM on 01/14/2016
This is a joke list, right? The Good Dinosaur wasn't up to snuff. Inside Out was a horrible movie, it shouldn't be nominated for best picture or even best animated picture. He Named Me Malala was actually very poorly done. The book was good, the girl is amazing but as a documentary it wasn't great. Jurassic World had SHIT effects. Love me like you do as best song? You sir have horrible tastes.
This is a joke list, right? The Good Dinosaur wasn't up to snuff. Inside Out was a horrible movie, it shouldn't be nominated for best picture or even best animated picture. He Named Me Malala was actually very poorly done. The book was good, the girl is amazing but as a documentary it wasn't great. Jurassic World had SHIT effects. Love me like you do as best song? You sir have horrible tastes.
12:24PM on 01/14/2016
@MechaKacho - I agree that the Good Dinosaur wasnt Oscar worthy (i still enjoyed it). Inside Out surely deserves the win. Ive seen all 5 animated films already, it was the best. Anomalisa was very good also, but it focused on one simple theme and drove that home for 90 minutes. Inside Out was more original, complex, and entertaining
@MechaKacho - I agree that the Good Dinosaur wasnt Oscar worthy (i still enjoyed it). Inside Out surely deserves the win. Ive seen all 5 animated films already, it was the best. Anomalisa was very good also, but it focused on one simple theme and drove that home for 90 minutes. Inside Out was more original, complex, and entertaining
12:55PM on 01/14/2016
Vanity Ruins: GOODNIGHT MOMMY was submitted this year.

MechaKacho: That breakdown is based on general opinions and other award ceremonies, not what I wanted to be nominated. 50 SHADES OF GREY, THE GOOD DINOSAUR, HE NAMED ME MALALA, INSIDE OUT and JURASSIC WORLD have been getting a lot of nominations in the categories I mentioned.
Vanity Ruins: GOODNIGHT MOMMY was submitted this year.

MechaKacho: That breakdown is based on general opinions and other award ceremonies, not what I wanted to be nominated. 50 SHADES OF GREY, THE GOOD DINOSAUR, HE NAMED ME MALALA, INSIDE OUT and JURASSIC WORLD have been getting a lot of nominations in the categories I mentioned.
1:12PM on 01/14/2016
I'd say the biggest snub was Idris Elba for Beast of no Nation
I'd say the biggest snub was Idris Elba for Beast of no Nation
2:21PM on 01/14/2016
Leadhard83: I put BEASTS OF NO NATION under non-surprising snubs because I didn't see it in that many award ceremonies. Not to mention that being a Netflix movie probably lowered its odds.
Leadhard83: I put BEASTS OF NO NATION under non-surprising snubs because I didn't see it in that many award ceremonies. Not to mention that being a Netflix movie probably lowered its odds.
11:47AM on 01/14/2016
Happy to see most of these films, directors, actors, actress', etc nominated for their respected categories, but I'm really disappointed that Sicario didn't get nominated for any of the BIG awards. Would have loved to have seen it nominated for best film, director, screenplay, and especially best supporting actor for Del Toro since he was brilliant in it (and despite not being nominated, I still think he gave the best performance within that field).

Overall though, most of the nominations
Happy to see most of these films, directors, actors, actress', etc nominated for their respected categories, but I'm really disappointed that Sicario didn't get nominated for any of the BIG awards. Would have loved to have seen it nominated for best film, director, screenplay, and especially best supporting actor for Del Toro since he was brilliant in it (and despite not being nominated, I still think he gave the best performance within that field).

Overall though, most of the nominations aren't surprising (maybe for Mad Max getting best picture over something like Sicario or Steve Jobs, best supporting for Bale and/or Stallone for Big Short, and Creed). But I am happy to see Spotlight grab as many nominations as it did (especially for Ruffalo and McAdams).
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6:11PM on 01/14/2016
Yea, Sicario was really fantastic and I wish it was on this list too. And don't sell Mad Max short. Sure, it was a franchise summer CGI popcorn movie, but it still stands tall in all respective film judging criteria. Who cares though, we all know that the Golden Shmoes are the true, best measure of a films greatness ;)
Yea, Sicario was really fantastic and I wish it was on this list too. And don't sell Mad Max short. Sure, it was a franchise summer CGI popcorn movie, but it still stands tall in all respective film judging criteria. Who cares though, we all know that the Golden Shmoes are the true, best measure of a films greatness ;)
11:47AM on 01/14/2016

Win Rocky Win

Surprised The Danish Girl hasn't made the Best Picture list, not that I think it should be there, but it had Oscar bait written all over it.

Stallone for Best Supporting Actor - please let this happen!
Surprised The Danish Girl hasn't made the Best Picture list, not that I think it should be there, but it had Oscar bait written all over it.

Stallone for Best Supporting Actor - please let this happen!
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2:17PM on 01/14/2016
The Danish girl is Oscar bait but the movie is incredible average. They thought that making a movie just about that was enough to get something...WRONG!
The Danish girl is Oscar bait but the movie is incredible average. They thought that making a movie just about that was enough to get something...WRONG!
7:26PM on 01/14/2016
Rock is truly an underdog fighter (pun intended) at the Academy this year. I do hope he wins though.
Rock is truly an underdog fighter (pun intended) at the Academy this year. I do hope he wins though.
11:42AM on 01/14/2016
I really wish Sicario and Ex Machina would have gotten more love.
I really wish Sicario and Ex Machina would have gotten more love.
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11:36AM on 01/14/2016
I am very impressed with the work on The Revenant. Amazingly sophisticated filmmaking,
Watching it I could not even begin to guess how this film was planned or how the scenes were set up. I could not even imagine how the story boards were put together. Very organic, and very un-hollywood. It's a movie that could not have been put together by anyone else, and even then without first having made films who's elements would later culminate into something like this.
I would say that without the
I am very impressed with the work on The Revenant. Amazingly sophisticated filmmaking,
Watching it I could not even begin to guess how this film was planned or how the scenes were set up. I could not even imagine how the story boards were put together. Very organic, and very un-hollywood. It's a movie that could not have been put together by anyone else, and even then without first having made films who's elements would later culminate into something like this.
I would say that without the work on Bird Man or Children of Men, no director could not have pulled this off.

For purely technical and artistic sophistication, The Revenant is a film that will be studied in film school for years and years to come.
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11:32AM on 01/14/2016

My Predictions

The Revenant or Spotlight will win best picture. Brie Larson is a lock for Supporting actress. Stallone and Leo will win and Leigh will probably win best supporting actress (though I would love for it to be Winslet.

Visual effects will go to Star Wars or Mad Max.
The Revenant or Spotlight will win best picture. Brie Larson is a lock for Supporting actress. Stallone and Leo will win and Leigh will probably win best supporting actress (though I would love for it to be Winslet.

Visual effects will go to Star Wars or Mad Max.
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12:00PM on 01/14/2016
Brie is nominated for Leading Actress.
Brie is nominated for Leading Actress.
11:28AM on 01/14/2016
Looks like DiCaprio is finally going to win that Oscar.
Looks like DiCaprio is finally going to win that Oscar.
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11:22AM on 01/14/2016

45 Years and Charlotte Rampling

I know that it isn't playing in many cities yet, but I urge everyone who can to see 45 Years when it expands. Charlotte Rampling is absolutely phenomenal. I'm surprised she even got the nomination since the Oscars are such a popularity contest. I doubt she'll win, but she gave the best performance of the year IMO.
I know that it isn't playing in many cities yet, but I urge everyone who can to see 45 Years when it expands. Charlotte Rampling is absolutely phenomenal. I'm surprised she even got the nomination since the Oscars are such a popularity contest. I doubt she'll win, but she gave the best performance of the year IMO.
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11:01AM on 01/14/2016
Nice to see the Academy's track record of only a handful of films having the best of everything continues unabated. Seriously, fuck these awards.
Nice to see the Academy's track record of only a handful of films having the best of everything continues unabated. Seriously, fuck these awards.
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10:48AM on 01/14/2016

screw the oscars

It is always the same half a dozen films being nominated for most of the awards every year. Total BS
It is always the same half a dozen films being nominated for most of the awards every year. Total BS
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11:04AM on 01/14/2016
It's a preposterous idea that any single films could ort should win more than one category. AS if any single film would have the best male and female performance at the same time or that a film could have the best cinematography and the best music. It's a fucking popularity contest.
It's a preposterous idea that any single films could ort should win more than one category. AS if any single film would have the best male and female performance at the same time or that a film could have the best cinematography and the best music. It's a fucking popularity contest.
10:42AM on 01/14/2016
Question for you guys, since some of you really know your movies.
Has an actor or actress ever won a best actor award for two separate movies, in the same year?
Question for you guys, since some of you really know your movies.
Has an actor or actress ever won a best actor award for two separate movies, in the same year?
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11:15AM on 01/14/2016
Not sure if this would answer your question but according to Wikipedia, the latest nominations like that was the 80th Academy Awards where Cate Blanchett was nominated for both Best Actress (Elizabeth The Golden Age) and Best Supporting Actress (I'm Not There) though she didn't win.

However, there are some actors and actresses who did win in one of two categories they were nominated, i.e. Jessica Lange won Best Actress for Frances while she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for
Not sure if this would answer your question but according to Wikipedia, the latest nominations like that was the 80th Academy Awards where Cate Blanchett was nominated for both Best Actress (Elizabeth The Golden Age) and Best Supporting Actress (I'm Not There) though she didn't win.

However, there are some actors and actresses who did win in one of two categories they were nominated, i.e. Jessica Lange won Best Actress for Frances while she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Tootsie though she didn't win in that category. Even Al Pacino won Best Actor for Scent of A Woman while he was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Glengarry Glenn Ross (though he didn't win).

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11:27AM on 01/14/2016
Definitely answered my question, thanks!
Definitely answered my question, thanks!
12:01PM on 01/14/2016
You're welcome, man.
You're welcome, man.
12:05PM on 01/14/2016
@Netforce, you've got your Jessica Lange factoid backwards. She won Supporting for Tootsie that year and lost her Best Actress nomination for Frances to Meryl Streep for Sophie's Choice. Lange wouldn't win Best Actress for another 12 years, when she finally won for Blue Sky.
@Netforce, you've got your Jessica Lange factoid backwards. She won Supporting for Tootsie that year and lost her Best Actress nomination for Frances to Meryl Streep for Sophie's Choice. Lange wouldn't win Best Actress for another 12 years, when she finally won for Blue Sky.
1:01PM on 01/14/2016
If you expand your credentials beyond acting. Many people are nominated multiple times each year. This year George Miller and Alejandro González Iñárritu are nominated twice. The record is actually held by Walt Disney who was nominated for a record 6 Oscars and won a record 4 in 1954. John Williams has been nominated twice in the same category 6 times (more if current rules were followed when he started in movies).
If you expand your credentials beyond acting. Many people are nominated multiple times each year. This year George Miller and Alejandro González Iñárritu are nominated twice. The record is actually held by Walt Disney who was nominated for a record 6 Oscars and won a record 4 in 1954. John Williams has been nominated twice in the same category 6 times (more if current rules were followed when he started in movies).
6:33PM on 01/14/2016
Ah, my bad, MrScreenAddict. I should have checked with IMDB first. Thanks for pointing that out. Damn you, Wikipedia!
Ah, my bad, MrScreenAddict. I should have checked with IMDB first. Thanks for pointing that out. Damn you, Wikipedia!
10:41AM on 01/14/2016
Eddie redmayne and jennifer lawrence are supremely overrated performers, otherwise it's not a bad list
Eddie redmayne and jennifer lawrence are supremely overrated performers, otherwise it's not a bad list
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10:58AM on 01/14/2016
I agree with you about Redmayne, but not about Lawrence. She was great in Joy and proved why she's as terrific as she is.

I still think Keaton should have won for Birdman last year, but whatever.
I agree with you about Redmayne, but not about Lawrence. She was great in Joy and proved why she's as terrific as she is.

I still think Keaton should have won for Birdman last year, but whatever.
12:47PM on 01/14/2016
Haven't seen Joy but heard it's not the greatest, I just remember seeing her in American Hustle and finding her performance pretty laughable but sure enough she was nominated anyways. I feel like her and Meryl Streep will continue to be nominated for sub par performance based on the goodwill of a few good ones.
Haven't seen Joy but heard it's not the greatest, I just remember seeing her in American Hustle and finding her performance pretty laughable but sure enough she was nominated anyways. I feel like her and Meryl Streep will continue to be nominated for sub par performance based on the goodwill of a few good ones.
2:39PM on 01/14/2016
Keaton was great in Birdman and maybe should've deserved the Oscar, but take nothing away from Redmayne in Theory of Everything. He knocked that performance out of the park.
Keaton was great in Birdman and maybe should've deserved the Oscar, but take nothing away from Redmayne in Theory of Everything. He knocked that performance out of the park.
7:30PM on 01/14/2016
I agree with adrian, Jennifer Lawrence is super overrated, Joy was an average movie and her performance was so-so at best. The soloist sounds like a fanboy, and I wouldn't be surprise if he has her posters up on the walls under his mom's basement.
I agree with adrian, Jennifer Lawrence is super overrated, Joy was an average movie and her performance was so-so at best. The soloist sounds like a fanboy, and I wouldn't be surprise if he has her posters up on the walls under his mom's basement.
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10:39AM on 01/14/2016

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne i'm guessing will win.
Eddie Redmayne i'm guessing will win.
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2:44PM on 01/14/2016
He's the only thing standing in Leo's way, but I think this is Leo's year.
He's the only thing standing in Leo's way, but I think this is Leo's year.
10:31AM on 01/14/2016
I'm pretty sure Leo would win for The Revenant. But I do hope Sly would win Best Supporting Actor. I haven't seen Brooklyn yet but I heard Saorise Ronan was superb so she can easily win this year. As for Best Picture, I really want Mad Max Fury Road to win but I'm sure The Revenant would win as well.
I'm pretty sure Leo would win for The Revenant. But I do hope Sly would win Best Supporting Actor. I haven't seen Brooklyn yet but I heard Saorise Ronan was superb so she can easily win this year. As for Best Picture, I really want Mad Max Fury Road to win but I'm sure The Revenant would win as well.
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10:28AM on 01/14/2016
There's really no surprises here except big snubs for Depp for Best Actor, and Sicario for Best Picture, and Best Supporting Actor (Del Toro); who despite not being nominated still have the best peformance of that category (for me at least).
There's really no surprises here except big snubs for Depp for Best Actor, and Sicario for Best Picture, and Best Supporting Actor (Del Toro); who despite not being nominated still have the best peformance of that category (for me at least).
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10:28AM on 01/14/2016
2 big snubs that im sure no one is gonna talk about:

Best Original Song: Furious 7 - When I See You Again (Charlie Pluth and Wiz Khalifa)
Best Animated Short - Lava (Pixar)
2 big snubs that im sure no one is gonna talk about:

Best Original Song: Furious 7 - When I See You Again (Charlie Pluth and Wiz Khalifa)
Best Animated Short - Lava (Pixar)
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10:25AM on 01/14/2016

THE BIG SHORT was 2015 best movie IMHO

...even if I watched it in 2016... I do not understand C. Bale nomination, I love him, but his performance in The Big Short was just Ok for the character, why not nominate S. Carrell who stole the show in this movie ?
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON should ave been nominated, second best movie IMHO.
LEO will win (I hope), his long overdue Oscar...
SON OF SAUL is a very very good movie, my favorite for best foreign movie
...even if I watched it in 2016... I do not understand C. Bale nomination, I love him, but his performance in The Big Short was just Ok for the character, why not nominate S. Carrell who stole the show in this movie ?
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON should ave been nominated, second best movie IMHO.
LEO will win (I hope), his long overdue Oscar...
SON OF SAUL is a very very good movie, my favorite for best foreign movie
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10:29AM on 01/14/2016
Replace Bale with Benecio Del Toro.
Replace Bale with Benecio Del Toro.
10:22AM on 01/14/2016
Let the debates begin...
Let the debates begin...
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