88th Oscar Nominations Announced By The Academy

Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the academy and actor John Krasinski announce the 2016 list of Oscar Nominess ©Clinton H.Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle/Photomundo
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Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the academy and actor John Krasinski announce the 2016 list of Oscar Nominess ©Clinton H.Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle/Photomundo

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the academy and actor John Krasinski announce the 2016 list of Oscar Nominess ©Clinton H.Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle/Photomundo

The 88th Oscar Nominations were announced Thursday by the academy of motion picture arts and sciences in Beverly Hills.

By Clinton H.Wallace 10:15 a.m. January 14, 2016 @clintonhwallace (DGC)

On Thursday in the wee hours of the morning at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater the nominations for the 88th academy awards were announced. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the academy and actor John Krasinski along with Film Directors Ang Lee and Guillermo del Toro announced the nominees. “The Martian” “Mad Max: Fury Road” were top pics with  “The Revenant” receiving 12 nominations with Leonardo DiCaprio nominated for best actor.  Below is the list of nominees.

Best Actor 

Bryan Cranston in “Trumbo”

Matt Damon in “The Martian”

Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant”

Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl”


Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale in “The Big Short”

Tom Hardy in “The Revenant”

Mark Ruffalo in “Spotlight”

Mark Rylance in “Bridge of Spies”

Sylvester Stallone in “Creed”


Best Actress 

Cate Blanchett in “Carol”

Brie Larson in “Room”

Jennifer Lawrence in “Joy”

Charlotte Rampling in “45 Years”

Saoirse Ronan in “Brooklyn”


Best supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Hateful Eight”

Rooney Mara in “Carol”

Rachel McAdams in “Spotlight”

Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl”

Kate Winslet in “Steve Jobs”


Animated Feature Film

“Anomalisa” Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran

“Boy and the World” Alê Abreu

“Inside Out” Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

“Shaun the Sheep Movie” Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

“When Marnie Was There” Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura


Best Cinematography

“Carol” Ed Lachman

“The Hateful Eight” Robert Richardson

“Mad Max: Fury Road” John Seale

“The Revenant” Emmanuel Lubezki

“Sicario” Roger Deakins


Costume Design

“Carol” Sandy Powell

“Cinderella” Sandy Powell

“The Danish Girl” Paco Delgado

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Jenny Bean

“The Revenant” Jacqueline West


“The Big Short” Adam McKay

“Mad Max: Fury Road” George Miller

“The Revenant” Alejandro G. Iñárritu

“Room” Lenny Abrahamson

“Spotlight” Tom McCarthy

Documentary feature

“Amy” Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

“Cartel Land” Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin

“The Look of Silence” Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

“What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes

“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Documentary Short

“Body Team 12” David Darg and Bryn Mooser

“Chau, beyond the Lines” Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck

“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” Adam Benzine

“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

“Last Day of Freedom” Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

Film Editing

“The Big Short” Hank Corwin

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Margaret Sixel

“The Revenant” Stephen Mirrione

“Spotlight” Tom McArdle

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

Foreign-Language Film

“Embrace of the Serpent” Colombia

“Mustang” France

“Son of Saul” Hungary

“Theeb” Jordan

“A War” Denmark

Makeup and Hairstyling

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared” Love Larson and Eva von Bahr

“The Revenant” Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

“Bridge of Spies” Thomas Newman

“Carol” Carter Burwell

“The Hateful Eight” Ennio Morricone

“Sicario” Jóhann Jóhannsson

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” John Williams


Original song

“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”

“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”

“Simple Song #3” from “Youth”

“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”

“Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre”


Production Design

“Bridge of Spies”  Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich

“The Danish Girl” Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson

“The Martian”  Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak

“The Revenant” Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy

Animated Short 

“Bear Story” Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

“Prologue” Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton

“Sanjay’s Super Team” Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle

“We Can’t Live without Cosmos”Konstantin Bronzit

“World of Tomorrow” Don Hertzfeldt

Live Action Short

“Ave Maria” Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont

“Day One” Henry Hughes

“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)” Patrick Vollrath

“Shok” Jamie Donoughue

“Stutterer” Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Sound Editing

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Mark Mangini and David White

“The Martian” Oliver Tarney

“The Revenant” Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender

“Sicario” Alan Robert Murray

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Matthew Wood and David Acord

Sound Mixing

“Bridge of Spies” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo

“The Martian” Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth

“The Revenant” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects

“Ex Machina” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams

“The Martian” Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner

“The Revenant” Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould

Adapted screenplay

“The Big Short” Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

“Brooklyn” Screenplay by Nick Hornby

“Carol” Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy

“The Martian” Screenplay by Drew Goddard

“Room” Screenplay by Emma Donoghue

Original screenplay

“Bridge of Spies” Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

“Ex Machina” Written by Alex Garland

“Inside Out” Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen

“Spotlight” Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy

“Straight Outta Compton” Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea B

Motion Picture Of The Year

“The Big Short” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers

“Bridge of Spies” Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

“Brooklyn” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers

“The Martian” Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers

“The Revenant” Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers

“Room” Ed Guiney, Producer

“Spotlight” Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers


The Academy Awards will be hosted by Chris Rock at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood on Sunday, February 28th  2016 on ABC Network.



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About Clinton H. Wallace
Acclaimed celebrity photographer, journalist and film producer, Clinton H. Wallace has over two decades experience working in the entertainment industry. In addition to being a staple at Hollywood A- list red carpet events, this German and Scottish-Jamaican, is a world traveler to the top International Films Festivals, has written and produced numerous award-winning independent feature films, is a published author of three books and is the founder of the Caribbean Web festival and the web series Hollywood Star Blitz.  He resides in Los Angeles.

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