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The Revenant leads 2016 Oscar nominations

Leonardo DiCaprio could be on course for Oscars success at last as he leads the way in the best actor category for the 88th Academy Awards.

The American star has been nominated for the accolade four times previously, but 2016 looks set to be his year with movie The Revenant following his Golden Globes win on Sunday (10Jan16). The triumph won't be an easy one though as he faces stiff competition from Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, Trumbo's Bryan Cranston and Matt Damon in The Martian.


The Revenant will also be battling it out for the best picture award, while Alejandro González Iñárritu is in the running for best director and supporting actor Tom Hardy has scooped a nod. It also received mentions in the cinematography, costume design, production design, make-up and hair styling, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects categories.


The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Room and Spotlight are the other best picture nominations.


Directors Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Lenny Abrahamson (Room) and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) are Iñárritu's competition for the prize.


The Golden Globes generally act as a precursor to the Academy Awards results, so hopes are high that best actress winner Brie Larson (Room) will scoop the golden statue at the 28th February (16) ceremony. She's up against Cate Blanchett for Carol, Brooklyn's Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy and Charlotte Rumpling in 45 Years.


In a surprise move Carol co-lead Rooney Mara landed a supporting role nod, as opposed to lead actress. Rachel McAdams in Spotlight, Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl, Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs and Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight make up the category.


The male equivalent is between Christian Bale for The Big Short, Tom Hardy in The Revenant, Mark Ruffalo for Spotlight, Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies and Sylvester Stallone for Creed.


Mad Mad: Fury Road may have missed out at the Golden Globes, but the adventure sci-fi flick picked up a total of 10 nominations at the Oscars .


The first 11 categories were announced by celebrated directors Ang Lee and Guillermo del Toro. Actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs then read out the remaining 13 groups.


The 88th Academy Awards will be hosted by Chris Rock and take place at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

Full Oscars 2016 nominations:

Best Picture


The Big Short


Bridge of Spies


Brooklyn


Mad Max: Fury Road


The Martian


The Revenant


Room


Spotlight

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 Actress


Cate Blanchett, Carol


Brie Larson, Room


Jennifer Lawrence, Joy


Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years


Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actor


Bryan Cranston, Trumbo


Matt Damon, The Martian


Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant


Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs


Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Supporting Actor


Christian Bale - The Big Short


Tom Hardy - The Revenant


Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight


Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies


Sylvester Stallone - Creed

Best Supporting Actress


Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight


Roony Mara - Carol


Rachel McAdams - Spotlight


Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl


Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

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

Best Original Song


Earned It - Fifty Shades of Grey


Manta Ray - Racing Extinction


Simple Song #3 - Youth


Til It Happens To You - The Hunting Ground


Writing's On The Wall - Spectre

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

Best Make-up and Hair Styling


Mad Max: Fury Road


The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed


The Revenant

Best Live Action Short


Ave Maria


Day One


Everything will be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)


Shok


Stutterer

Best Animated Short Film


Bear Story


Prologue


Sanjay's Super Team


We Can't Leave Without Cosmo


World of Tomorrow

Best Animated Film


Anomalisa


Boy and the World


Inside Out


Shaun The Sheen Movie


When Marnie was There

Best Visual Effects


Ex Machina


Mad Max: Fury Road


The Martian


The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Film Editing


The Big Short


Mad Max


The Revenant


Spotlight


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Production Design


Bridge of Spies


The Danish Girl


Mad Max: Fury Road


The Martian


The Revenant

Best Original Score


Bridge of Spies


Carol


The Hateful Eight


Sicario


Star Wars

Best Foreign Language


Embrace of Serpent


Mustang


Son of Saul


Theeb


A War

Best Cinematography


Carol


Mad Max: Fury Road


Sicario


The Hateful Eight


The Revenant

Best Costume Design


Carol


Cinderella


Mad Max: Fury Road


The Danish Girl


The Revenant

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


A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness


Body Team 12


Chau, Beyond the Lines


Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah


Last Day of Freedom