88th Academy Awards Nominations Announced - Full List for 2015

January 14, 2016

Academy Awards Nominations

The complete list of nominees for the 88th Academy Awards, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, have been announced today (via The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees this morning live via online/television broadcast. They've nominated many outstanding films, and most of the standout performances of 2015, though there are always more. There's no need to spend any more time introducing this, so let's get right down to it! This year, The Academy selected a total of eight Best Picture nominee films, including: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight. So without further ado, here is the full list of 2016 Oscar noms.

The 88th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 28th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 7PM (EST) / 4PM (PST). The upcoming 2016 ceremony is being hosted by comedian/filmmaker Chris Rock. Here's the full list of 2015 Academy Awards nominees:

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu - The Revenant
Adam McKay - The Big Short
Tom McCarthy - Spotlight
Lenny Abrahamson - Room

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

Brie Larson - Room
Cate Blanchett - Carol
Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn
Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years

Christian Bale - The Big Short
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Tom Hardy - The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
Sylvester Stallone - Creed

Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara - Carol
Rachel McAdams - Spotlight
Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Bridge of Spies - Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Ex Machina - Alex Garland
Inside Out -
Spotlight - Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton -

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

Boy & The World
Inside Out
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

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

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

Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

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

Bear Story
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

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

Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

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

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

Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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

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

"Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey
"Manta Ray" from Racing Extinction
"Til It Happens To You" from The Hunting Ground
"Simple Song #3" from Youth
"Writing's On The Wall" from Spectre

Congratulations to all of this year's nominees. Very interesting selections! Much love for The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Carol. I am very excited to see two solid sci-fi movies as Best Picture nominees - The Martian and Mad Max: Fury Road. I'm also happy to see Cartel Land and The Look of Silence nominated for Best Documentary, both are outstanding docs. As I have been predicting, it's a battle between Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki and Roger Deakins for the Best Cinematography award. The two going head-to-head again. There's quite a few films missing from various categories, but that's always expected. I'm also surprised and relieved to see Brooklyn earning so many nominations, such an adorable film. Best of all - Mad Max: Fury Road is everywhere! There's going to be plenty of discussion about these picks this year. What do you think?

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  • gjbender1
    Fell sort of my goal by only seeing seven of the eight Best Picture nominees before they were announced. Stupid Brooklyn messed it up as I was expecting Carol to get a nomination instead.
    • bat0u
      Was expecting Carol too tbh, but Brooklyn was so much better imo. =)
      • Agreed.
        • gjbender1
          I'm at the theater now with a showing starting in 10 minutes. I thought Carol was just ok so hopefully Brooklyn is better like you both think.
      • gjbender1
        It was very good. Much better than Carol. I do want to point out that saying "stupid" in the context that I did was referring to the fact that it messed up what I thought would be a perfect record of seeing all of the Best Picture nominees.
    • Well hey, now you've got a "stupid Brooklyn" film to catch up with and watch. :)
  • Fury Road is a sci-fi?
    • bat0u
      Where does is say that? Regardless, it's still a futuristic post apocalypse, so I can go with that.
      • in the bottom paragraph Alex wrote a comment how pleased he was that two sci fi's are nominated for best pic. I would ADORE if Fury Road took home the grand prize on Feb 28th
        • bat0u
          ah yes missed that, sry. but like i said, think it still makes sense. =) It would be incredible if it won!
    • jay
      In general I think if it can be qualified as "post-apocalyptic" it qualifies as sci-fi. Fury road definitely floats in a weird genre though.
    • I generally count "post-apocalyptic" as sci-fi in the broader sense. What other genre would it be in? Is PA a genre of its own at this point? I feel like sci-fi encompasses it, as jay says.
      • jay
        I agree. I wouldnt really count the walking dead as sci-fi, but I think zombie movies are their own genre also, lol.
  • jay
    I was hoping Ex Machina would get more love, but I totally understand why it didn't. Also Im gonna be that guy, I'm really pulling for Roger Deakins to get the best Cinematography nod over Lubezki this year.
    • bat0u
      Same. Was hoping for more love for Sicario, so definitely hoping for one for Deakins now.
      • jay
        Definitely on the same page with Sicario. It was my favorite picture of 2015. I get that its not the type of movie to get a picture of the year nom but damn it was good.
  • Butchy Butch
    As much as I love John Williams, I think nomination for TFA score is just silly...
  • Mxyzptlk
    Not enough love for Steve Carell in The Big Short, thought he was better than Bale.
  • Best sound mix for TFA? Are they kidding? The mix has zero umph. Saw it twice at the arclight here in Hollywood and they have a good sound system. It just wasn't impressive to my ears. The pod race in EP1 was mixed better.
    • TK
      Yeah Creed sounded better at the cinema that I went to lol. The sound mixing in that was phenomenal.
  • kitano0
    I haven't seen all the nominated pictures, but I think TFA is one of the best movies I've ever seen. I enjoyed it much more than Mad Max, which to me is a well done chase western with great stunts. I do agree with Sascha about the sound mix, though. I'm happy with Cranston's nom. My ex-wife discovered him on a JC Penny commercial back in the 90's! He's come a long way...
    Hell yeah, if Stallone gets the win, it will be so gratifying.
    • TK
      Yeah that would make my day. I did think Creed should have been in there for sound editing instead of TFA and Original song instead of Spectre.
  • TK
    I'm hoping Miller wins Director, DiCaprio finally gets his oscar, Stallone wins a well deserved best supporting actor, Blanchett gets a nod for the amazing Carol, Shaun the Sheep was awesome lol, Ex Machina for original screenplay, The Revenant for cinematography, anything but TFA for original score and that Mad Max wins all the SFX categories :). Just my 2cents.
  • Ricardo_PT
    I'm rooting for Brie Larson and Room for best picture and adapted screenplay. Definitely my favorite movie of the year. I want Sicario to win something as well, best score and cinematography. George Miller for directing (his work in Mad Max was truly spectacular, even if the movie isn't as good as some people seem to believe). Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom is amazing and deserves best doc.
  • Paul Precup
    I hope The Revenant will win Best Picture,also i hope Lubezki will win best cinematography,Leo best actor...and Inarritu best director...much love for the Revenant,and regardless of what some will really deserves all the love it gets.The Revenant is in my opinion a fantastic movie/cinematic experience! Kudos to the cast and crew for bringing us such an incredible movie!




Alex's Top 10 of 2015
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Son of Saul
3. Victoria
4. Creed
5. Sherpa
6. The End of the Tour
7. Sicario
8. The Revenant
9. The Martian
10. Beasts / No Nation
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Jeremy's Top 10 - 2015
1. Anomalisa
2. Creed
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Ex Machina
5. Room
6. The Hateful Eight
7. Spring
8. White God
9. Montage of Heck
10. Spy
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