Awards season keeps on chugging along, in the aftermath of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association having revealed its picks for the best of the best in cinema (and TV) in 2015 during the 2016 Golden Globes ceremony. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s own nominated candidates for the best of 2015 – which will be honored during the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony (the 88th iteration of the Oscars event overall) – have now been announced too, courtesy of Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor John Krasinski, with assistance from directors Ang Lee and Guillermo del Toro.

With such films as director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s man vs. nature survival/revenge thriller The Revenant and director Ridley Scott’s man vs. nature (in space) adventure The Martian having won big prizes during the 2016 Golden Globes show, along with such performers as Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio, that makes them the front-runner (or one of them) at the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony too. Whether or not they shall have equal success at the Oscars as they did during the Golden Globes though, that remains to be seen.

You can read the full list of nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony, below.

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The Revenant – nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and more


Best Picture

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

Best Director

Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmyane, The Danish Girl

Best Actress

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Drew Goddard, The Martian
Emma Donohue, Room

Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman and Coen Bros., Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Josh Cooley, Peter Docter, and Megan LeFauve, Inside Out
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus, Straight Outta Compton

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Mad Max: Fury Road – nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and more


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 Animated Feature

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

Best Original Song

“Earned It”, Fifty Shades of Grey
“Manta Ray”, Racing Extinction
“Simple Song No. 3”, Youth
“Til It Happens To You”, The Hunting Ground
“Writing’s on the Wall”, Spectre

Best Original Score

Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Best Cinematography

Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

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Spotlight – nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and more


Best Costume Design

Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

Best Live-Action Short

Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay
Shok
Stutterer

Best Animated Short

Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

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The Martian – nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor and more


Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Best Film Editing

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Best Production Design

Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Documentary Short

Buddy Team 12
Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River
Last Day of Freedom

Best Documentary Feature

Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Best Foreign Language Film

Colombia: Embrace of the Serpent
France: Mustang
Hungary: Son of Saul
Jordan: Theeb
Denmark: A War

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Room – nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and more


That’s it for this year’s batch of Academy Award nominations. Let us know in the comment section if you agree with this year’s picks of nominees, and/or if you feel there are other 2015 film releases that are “more deserving” of recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

NEXT: 2016 Golden Globes Winners

The 88th Academy Awards Ceremony will be telecast on Sunday, February 28th, 2016, by the ABC Television Network starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences