Academy Award nominations are in; “Revenant” gets 12 nods

(AP) – The brutal frontier saga “The Revenant” leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.

The strong showing for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his best-picture winning “Birdman.”

George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” followed with 10 nominations, including best picture. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic “The Martian” landed 7 nominations, including best picture, but no best director nod for Scott.

Here’s the breakdown:

The Oscar nominees for best picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: “The Big Short,” ”Bridge of Spies,” ”Brooklyn,” ”Mad Max: Fury Road,” ”The Martian,” ”The Revenant,” ”Room” and “Spotlight.”

The Oscar nominees for actor have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo,” Matt Damon, “The Martian”; Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”; Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”; and Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl.”

The Oscar nominees for supporting actress have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”; Rooney Mara, “Carol”; Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”; Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”; and Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs.”

The Oscar nominees for best supporting actor are: Christian Bale, “The Big Short”; Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”; Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”; Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”; Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”.

The Oscar nominees for best animated film have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: “Anomalisa,” ”Boy and the World,” ”Inside Out,” Shaun the Sheep Movie” and “When Marnie Was There.”

The Oscar nominees for best animated film have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: “Anomalisa,” ”Boy and the World,” ”Inside Out,” Shaun the Sheep Movie” and “When Marnie Was There.”

The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on Feb. 28, with Chris Rock hosting for the second time.

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