Ready For This Year’s Academy Awards?

Ready For This Year’s Academy Awards?

Will The Revenant repeat its stellar performance during the recent BAFTA? With barely a week away, Hollywood is gearing up for its annual 88th Academy Awards, honoring the most remarkable films of 2015. The event is scheduled on the 28th of February  in Hollywood’s Dolby Theater. Comedian Chris Rock will be reprising hosting duties, having successfully done so during the 77th Oscars in 2005.

The nominees were announced on the 14th of January, 2016 by directors Ang Lee and Guillermo del Torro.  The Revenant received the most number of nominations, garnering 12 in all, followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 nominations. This is the second consecutive year Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s film received the highest number of nominations.

Here is a quick rundown of some of this year’s nominees:

Best Picture

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

 Best Actor

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

Best Director                                                                                                                                   

  • George Miller –  Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Adam McKay  –  The Big Short
  • Lenny Abrahamson  –  Room
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu  –  The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Best Actress

  • Brie Larson  –  Room
  • Cate Blanchet  –  Carol
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Saoirse Ronan  –  Brooklyn
  • Charlotte Rampling  –  45 Years

Best Supporting Actor                                                            

  • Christian Bale  –  The Big Short
  • Mark Ruffalo  –  Spotlight
  • Tom Hardy  –  The Revenant
  • Sylvester Stallone  –  Creed
  • Mark Rylance  –  Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress

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

See you at the Oscars!

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