2016 Oscar Nominations: 'The Revenant', 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Score Big

Sadly, today's Academy Awards nominations were darkened by the unfortunate news of Alan Rickman's sudden passing, but as they say, "The show must go on". The nominees for the best Hollywood had to offer in 2015 were announced this morning, and it was absolutely dominated by two harrowing, thrilling survival films: The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road.

The Revenant earned a whopping twelve nominations, including most of the major categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki, and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, who many see as the odds-on favorite. It was also a glorious day for Mad Max: Fury Road as George Miller's post-apocalyptic film earned ten nominations, and like The Revenant it was a fixture in all of the technical categories, while also slotting in for Best Director and Best Picture.

Fanboys can start sending in their angry petitions now since Star Wars: The Force Awakens did not make it into the Best Picture category, but managed five nominations on the technical side.  While Brie Larson's nomination for Best Actress was a lock, Room performed better than expected with Lenny Abrahamson getting a Director nod, the film making the cut for Best Picture, and also earning a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

A little surprising was Mark Ruffalo's Best Supporting nod for Spotlight while Michael Keaton was left out completely. The film did extremely well overall with six nominations, just shy of the seven earned by Ridley Scott's The Martian.

Full list of nominees below. The Academy Award winners will be announced on February 28th.

Best Animated Feature
"Boy And The World" 
“Inside Out” 
“Shaun The Sheep Movie” 
"When Marnie Was There" 

Best Sound Editing
“Mad Max: Fury Road” 
“The Martian” 
“The Revenant” 
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 

Best Sound Mixing
"Bride Of Spies" 
“Mad Max: Fury Road” 
“The Martian” 
“The Revenant” 
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Makeup & 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 Song
"Earned It" from "Fifty Shades Of Grey"
Manta Ray from "Racing Extinction"
“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground” 
“Simple Song 3” from “Youth” 
"Writing's On The Wall" from "Spectre" 

Best Documentary Feature
“Cartel Land” 
"THe Look Of Silence" 
"What Happened Miss Simone" 
"Winter On Fire: Ukraine's Fight For Freedom" 

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins - “Sicario” 
Edward Lachman - “Carol” 
Emmanuel Lubezki - “The Revenant” 
Robert Richardson - "The Hateful Eight" 
John Seale - “Mad Max: Fury Road” 

Best Live-Action Short Film
"Ave Maria" 
"Day One" 
"Everything Will Be Okay" 

Best Documentary Short Film
"BOdy Team 12" 
"Chau, Beyond The Lines" 
"Claude Lanzmann: Spectres OF The Shoah" 
"A Girl In The River" 
"Last Day Of Freedom

Best Animated Short Film
"Bear Story" 
"Sanjay's Super Team" 
"We Can't Live Without Cosmos" 
"World Of Tomorrow" 

Best Visual Effects
“Ex Machina” 
“Mad Max: Fury Road” 
“The Martian” 
"The Revenant"
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Production Design
“Bridge Of Spies” 
“The Danish Girl” 
“Mad Max: Fury Road” 
“The Martian” 
"The Revenant"

Best Foreign Language Feature
"Embrace Of The Serpent"
“Son Of Saul” 
“A War”

Best Score
Carter Burwell - “Carol” 
Ennio Morricone - “The Hateful Eight”
Thomas Newman - “Bridge Of Spies” 
Johann Johannson - "Sicario" 
John Williams - “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 

Best Film Editing
Hank Corwin - “The Big Short” 
Margaret Sixel - “Mad Max: Fury Road” 
Tom McArdle - “Spotlight” 
Stephen Mirrione - “The Revenant” 
Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" 

Best Adapted Screenplay
Drew Goddard - “The Martian” 
Nick Hornby - “Brooklyn”
Adam McKay & Charles Randolph - “The Big Short” 
Phyllis Nagy - “Carol”
Emma Donoghue - "Room" 

Best Original Screenplay
Matt Charman, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen - “Bridge Of Spies” 
Alex Garland - “Ex Machina” 
Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve - “Inside Out” 
Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer - “Spotlight” 
Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savage, Alan Wenkus - "Straight Outta Compton" 

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 Supporting Actor
Christian Bale - “The Big Short”  
Tom Hardy - "The Revenant" 
Mark Ruffalo - “Spotlight” 
Mark Rylance - “Bridge Of Spies” 
Sylvester Stallone - “Creed” 

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 Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - “The Revenant” 
Adam McKay - “The Big Short” 
George Miller - "Mad Max Fury Road" 
Lenny Abrahamson - "Room" 
Tom McCarthy - "Spotlight" 

Best Picture
“The Big Short”
“Bridge Of Spies"
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”