We made it! Oscar nominations day has finally arrived, putting to rest all of your endless predictions about the most ambiguous awards season in decades, until, of course, we start prognosticating about the nominees.

So how do the 2016 Oscars look? Alejandro G. Iñarritu has stolen the hearts of the Academy once again with The Revenant taking the lead with 12 nominations. That was followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 nominations, The Martian with seven, Carol with six and The Big Short and Star Wars: The Force Awakens tied at five.

Looking at those numbers, the nominations aren’t all that surprising, but there were some major snubs. For one, Todd Haynes’ Carol failed to get much recognition in the major categories, not getting nominated for Best Picture or Best Director. It still ended up with six nominations, two in the acting categories, Adapted Screenplay and the rest in the technical categories. Still, this year is Cate Blanchett’s seventh Oscar nomination, while her costar Rooney Mara can add to her resume that she got an Oscar and a Razzie nom in the same year. The biggest surprise top nominee is Room, which snuck its way to Best Picture and Director for Lenny Abrahamson, a name few anticipated to be included in the latter list. On top of Haynes, the other director shut out of the race was Ridley Scott, who many pundits believed a shoe in. Other snubs include no screenplay nominations for Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

This year also marks a few significant things, both good and bad. For one, this is John Williams 50th Oscar nomination (congrats!). Sadly though, 2016 looks to be the Second Whitest Oscars Ever with zero nominations for actors of color – some of us were predicting Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) or Michael B. Jordan (Creed) would sneak in. As far as age, the median age of actors nominated this year is 43.4, while the women’s median is 37.4.

Chris Rock will host the 2016 Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 28 at 7 p.m. ET.

See the list of 2016 Oscar nominees below:

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
  • Alejandro G. Ińarritu, The Revenant
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Lenny Abrahamson, Room
  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • 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

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 Original Screenplay

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Cinematography

  • Robert Richardson, The Hateful Eight
  • Edward Lachman, Carol
  • Roger Deakins, Sicario
  • Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
  • John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Animated Feature

  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Inside Out
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • When Marnie Was there

Best Documentary Feature

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • The Look of Silence
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Winter of Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

Best Film Editing

  • The Big Short
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Visual Effects

  • Ex Machina
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Production Design

  • Adam Stockhausen, Bridge of Spies
  • Eve Stewart, The Danish Girl
  • Colin Gibson, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Arthur Max, The Martian
  • Jack Fisk, The Revenant

Best Original Score

  • Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
  • Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
  • Carter Burwell, Carol
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario
  • John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Mustang (France)
  • Son of Saul (Hungary)
  • Theeb (Jordan)
  • A War (Denmark)
  • Embrace the Serpent (Columbia)

Best Costume Design

  • Carol
  • Cinderella
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out A Window and Disappeared
  • The Revenant

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 On the Wall," Spectre

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

Best Live Action Short

  • Ave Maria
  • Day One
  • Everything Will Be Okay
  • Shok
  • Stutterer

Best Animated Short

  • Bear Story
  • Prologue
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
  • World of Tomorrow

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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