Oscar nominees announced, Mad Max, Revenant dominate crafts

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Neal Romanek
January 14th 2016 at 12:08PM : By Neal Romanek

The nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards were announced today at the annual pre-dawn announcement at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles by directors Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee, actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone.

Winners will be announced at the 88th Academy Awards gala on 28 February.

The nominations in the Oscar craft categories are:


  • Carol - Ed Lachman
  • The Hateful EightRobert Richardson
  • Mad Max: Fury RoadJohn Seale
  • The RevenantEmmanuel Lubezki
  • SicarioRoger Deakins

Costume Design

  • Carol - Sandy Powell
  • Cinderella - Sandy Powell
  • The Danish Girl - Paco Delgado
  • Mad Max: Fury Road - Jenny Beavan
  • The Revenant - Jacqueline West

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

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

Production Design

  • Bridge Of Spies - Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich
  • The Danish Girl - Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish
  • Mad Max: Fury Road - Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
  • The Martian - Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
  • The Revenant - Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy

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

Other nominations:

Best Picture:

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

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Brie Larson
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Charlotte Rampling
  • Saoirse Ronan

Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Matt Damon
  • Leo DICaprio
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Bryan Cranston#OscarNoms

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Alicia Vikander
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Rooney Mara
  • Kate Winslet

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale
  • Tom Hardy
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Mark Rylance
  • Sylvester Stallone

Animated Feature Film

  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Inside Out
  • Shaun the Sheep
  • When Marnie Was There


  • Adam McKay
  • George Miller
  • Alejandro Inarritu
  • Tom McCarthy
  • Lenny Abrahamson

Documentary (Feature)

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • The Look of Silence
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Winter of Fire

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • 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

Foreign Language Film

  • Mustang (France)
  • Son Of Saul (Hungary)
  • Theeb (Jordan)
  • A War (Denmark)
  • Embrace Of The Serpent (Colombia)

Music (Original Score)

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Carol
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Sicario
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Music (Original Song)

  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Racing Extinction
  • Spectre
  • The Hunting Ground
  • Youth

Short Film (Animated)

  • Prologue
  • Sanjay's Super Team
  • We Can't Live Without Cosmos
  • World Of Tomorrow
  • Bear Story

Short Film (Live Action)

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • Carol
  • The Martian
  • Room
  • The Big Short
  • Brooklyn

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Ex Machina
  • Inside Out
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton