The 2016 Oscar Nominations Are In & Here's Who's Vying For A Golden Statue

The Golden Globes have come and gone, which means the Academy Awards are quickly approaching. The full list of 2016 Oscar nominees were announced Thursday morning during a press conference at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Directors Guillermo del Toro and two-time Best Director Oscar winner Ang Lee presented the nominations alongside Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and eternal heartthrob John Krasinski (seriously, if he doesn't motivate you to get out of bed, what will?).

The Oscars honor the best in film, with 24 categories that acknowledge work both in front of and behind the camera. The Oscars will air Feb. 28, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. Chris Rock will take on the hosting duties, marking the second time the comedian has hosted the ceremony.

This was an exceptional year for film, especially when it came to movies that tackled more controversial issues. Both Carol and The Danish Girl offered insight into the struggles that have long plagued members of LGBT and trans communities. Spotlight took a closer look at the 2001 molestation allegations against the Catholic church, and Room examined post-traumatic stress disorder from the perspective of a mother and child. There’s no doubt that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a difficult task ahead of itself.

So who has the chance to take home the golden status? Here is the full list of the 2016 Oscar nominees:

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant



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 Actress

Jennifer Jason Lee — The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara — Carol

Rachel McAdams — Spotlight

Alicia Vikander — The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet — Steve Jobs

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale — The Big Short

Tom Hardy — The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo — Spotlight

Mark Rylance — The Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone — Creed

Best Director

Adam McKay — The Big Short

George Miller — Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro Inarritu — The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson — Room

Tom McCarthy — Spotlight

Best Cinematography


Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Best Animated Feature Film


Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep

When Marnie Was There

Best Animated Short Film

Bear Story


Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Best Live Action Short Film

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)



Best Foreign Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent — Colombia

Mustang — France

Son of Saul — Hungary

Theeb — Jordan

A War — Denmark

Best Documentary Feature


Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Best Documentary Short

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 Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short — 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

Best Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies — Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen

Ex Machina — Alex Garland

Inside Out — Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; original story by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen

Spotlight — Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Straight Outta Compton — Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus, and Andrea Berloff

Best Film Editing

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


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 Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Production Design

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

Best Costume Design



The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Best Animated Short

Bear Story


Sanjay's Super Team

We Can't Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow Tomorrow

Best Original Score

Bridge of Spies


The Hateful Eight


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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

Here's a teaser for the upcoming show:

It's gonna be a big night in Hollywood, you guys.