'The Revenant' leads the Oscar pack with 12 nominations

Ridley Scott, Will Smith, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Keaton, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino snubbed.
By Karen Butler  |  Updated Jan. 14, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Revenant led the field with 12 nods -- including Best Picture, Best Director for Alejandro G. Inarritu and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio -- when Oscar nominations were revealed Thursday.

The film won those three same honors at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.

The contenders for the 2016 Oscars were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, director Guillermo del Toro, actor John Krasinski and filmmaker Ang Lee at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The winners will be crowned during a live telecast, set to air Feb. 28 on ABC. Chris Rock will serve as host of the glitzy gala.

Although some of their movies will be well-represented at the event, high-profile artists such Ridley Scott, Will Smith, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Keaton, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino were not nominated for individual prizes. The nominees in the top categories are:

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Director
Tom McCarthy Spotlight
Adam McKay The Big Short
George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Inarritu The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson Brooklyn

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston Trumbo
Matt Damon The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant
Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett Carol
Brie Larson Room
Jennifer Lawrence Joy
Charlotte Rampling 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale The Big Short
Tom Hardy The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo Spotlight
Mark Rylance Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara Carol
Rachel McAdams Spotlight
Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet Steve Jobs

Best 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

Best 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 and Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Best Animated Feature
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shawn the Sheep Movie
When Marley Was There

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