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The 2016 Oscar Nominations: Irish Talent For The Win

Oscars Nominations 2016

Awards season is now in full swing, kicking off with the Golden Globes last Sunday. Now the nominations are here for Hollywood’s biggest night and the most important honor to own as an actor. Today is the day the 88th Academy Award nominees are announced ahead of the ceremony on February 28th at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

In Irish talent, Room is nominated in the Best Picture category, Lenny Abrahamson is up for Best Director for Room, Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for Best Actress in Brooklyn and Michael Fassbender is up for  Best Actor for Steve Jobs, and Brooklyn and Room are nominated for Adapted Screenplay.

As predicted, “The Danish Girl” features heavily, with Eddie Redmayne up for Best Actor, as well as nominations for Costume Design and Production Design. Elsewhere “The Revenant“, “Mad Max: Fury Road“, and “The Martian“, have all been honoured with nominations.

The Revenant leads with 12  nominations, Mad Max: Fury Road has 10,  The Martian was nominated for 7 awards, Spotlight, Bridge Of Spies and Carol were nominated for 6 and The Big Short and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are up for 5 awards.

Now a six-time Oscar nominee, Leonardo DiCaprio is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Revenant and this is his year. The Revenant‘s IMDb trivia tells us that during the making of The Revenant, Leo “had to devour a raw slab of bison’s liver, even though he is vegetarian. He also had to learn to shoot a musket, build a fire, speak two Native American languages (Pawnee and Arikara), and study with a doctor who specializes in ancient healing techniques. DiCaprio calls it the hardest performance of his career.”

See the full list of nominations below;

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge Of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

Actor In A Leading Role

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Leonardo DiCarprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Matt Damon, The Martian

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Actress In A Leading Role

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 Winslett, Steve Jobs

Directing

Adam McKay, The Big Short

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa

Boy and The World

Inside Out

Shaun The Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

Cinematography

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario

Costume Design

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Documentary Feature

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look Of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

The Revenant

Animated Short Film

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Leave Without Cosmos

World Of Tomorrow

Live Action Short Film

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shock

Stutterer

Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicaro

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing

Bridge Of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Film Editing

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Foreign Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul

Theeb

A War

Original Score

Bridge Of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Production Design

Bridge Of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

Best original song

“Simple Song 3,” Youth
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre
“Til it Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground
“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey

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