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88th Academy Awards

Nominations Thu 14.Jan.16 • Awards Sun 28.Feb.16

Rich's comments: Oscar reinfonrced their demographic average as white 63-year-old men in this list of nominations that features very little diversity, with women and people of colour underrepresented. And it's even worse if the snubs for Carol (for picture or director) and Tangerine are taken into consideration. On the other hand, there are some terrific touches, like the inclusion of Charlotte Rampling, the decent showings for action/fantasy movies and a chance for Leo DiCaprio to finally win one of these things. And on the big night, there were a number of terrific upsets - most notably the deserving wins for Spotlight, Mark Rylance and Ex Machina. Even if the ceremony itself was rather dull.

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COMMENTS ON THE 2016 CEREMONY > >

 

W I N N E R S . . .

6/10 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
3/12 THE REVENANT
2/6 SPOTLIGHT
1/6 BRIDGE OF SPIES
1/5 THE BIG SHORT
1/4 THE DANISH GIRL
      ROOM
1/3 THE HATEFUL EIGHT
1/2 EX MACHINA
      INSIDE OUT
1/1 AMY
      SON OF SAUL
      SPECTRE

N O M I N E E S . . .

7 THE MARTIAN
6 CAROL
5 THE FORCE AWAKENS
3 BROOKLYN
   SICARIO
2 STEVE JOBS
1 45 YEARS
   THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN...
   ANOMALISA
   BOY AND THE WORLD
   CARTEL LAND
   CINDERELLA
   CREED
   EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
   FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
   THE HUNTING GROUND
   JOY
   THE LOOK OF SILENCE
   MUSTANG
   RACING EXTINCTION
   SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE
   STRAIGHT OUTTA
     COMPTON
   THEEB
   TRUMBO
   A WAR
   WHAT HAPPENED,
     MISS SIMONE?
   WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
   WINTER ON FIRE
   WORLD OF TOMORROW
   YOUTH


A L L   T H E   N O M I N E E S

P I C T U R E

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
winner! Spotlight

F O R E I G N   F I L M

Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
winner! Son of Saul
Theeb
A War

A N I M A T E D   F I L M

Anomalisa
Boy and the World
winner! Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

D I R E C T O R

Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
winner! Alejandro G Inarritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

D O C U M E N T A R Y

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

A C T R E S S

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

A C T O R

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

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S

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

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R

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

O R I G I N A L   S C R E E N P L A Y

Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Ex Machina, Alex Garland
Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley
winner! Spotlight, Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton, Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff

A D A P T E D   S C R E E N P L A Y

winner! The Big Short, Charles Randolph, Adam McKay
Brooklyn, Nick Hornby
Carol, Phyllis Nagy
The Martian, Drew Goddard
Room, Emma Donaghue

S C O R E

Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman
Carol, Carter Burwell
winner! The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone
Sicario, Johann Johannsson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

S O N G

Earned It, Fifty Shades of Grey
Manta Ray, Racing Extinction
Simple Song #3, Youth
Til It Happens to You, The Hunting Ground
winner! Writing's On the Wall, Spectre

C I N E M A T O G R A P H Y

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

P R O D U C T I O N   D E S I G N

Bridge of Spies, Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, Bernhard Heinrich
The Danish Girl, Eve Stewart, Michael Standish
winner! Mad Max: Fury Road, Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson
The Martian, Arthur Max, Celia Bobak
The Revenant, Jack Fisk, Hamish Purdy

F I L M   E D I T I N G

The Big Short, Hank Corwin
winner! Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione
Spotlight, Tom McArdle
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey

C O S T U M E S

Carol, Sandy Powell
Cinderella, Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl, Paco Delgado
winner! Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beaven
The Revenant, Jacqueline West

E F F E C T S

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

M A K E - U P   &   H A I R

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

S O U N D   M I X I N G

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

S O U N D   E D I T I N G

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

S H O R T   F I L M S

LIVE-ACTION:
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay
Shok
winner! Stutterer

ANIMATED:
winner! Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow


DOCUMENTARY:
Body Team 12
Chau Behind the Lines
Claude Lanzmann
winner! A Girl in the River
Last Day of Freedom

S P E C I A L   A W A R D S


HONORARY AWARDS:
Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands

JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD:
Debbie Reynolds

SPECIAL AWARD: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

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