The Revenant, Mad Max lead Oscars 2016 nominations

Leonardo DiCaprio (left) of The Revenant and Matt Damon of The Martian are nominated for Best Actor at this year's Oscar Awards. The films are also both nominated for Best Picture.



The Revenant
leads this year's Oscar nominations with a total of 12 nods, including Best Picture.

Mad Max: Fury Road has 10 nominations while The Martian has seven.

The nominees for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, January 14 (US time).

Aside from The Revenant, the other Best Picture nominees are as follows: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Room, and Spotlight.

The Revenant's lead star Leonardo DiCaprio is said to be the strongest contender for Best Actor, which also includes Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Matt Damon for The Martian, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, and last year's winner Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl.

The nominees for Best Actress include past winners Cate Blanchett for Carol and Jennifer Lawrence for Joy, along with Brie Larson for Room, Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years, and Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn.

Competing for Best Director are last year's winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant, Adam McKay for The Big Short, George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road, Lenny Abrahamson for Room, and Tom McCarthy for Spotlight.

The winners will be announced on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Here are the nominees for the Oscars 2016:

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight


Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn


Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl


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

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Sylvester Stallone, Creed


Best Director

The Big Short, Adam McKay

Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller

The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Room, Lenny Abrahamson

Spotlight, Tom McCarthy


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Brooklyn, Nick Hornby

Carol, Phyllis Nagy

The Martian, Drew Goddard

Room, Emma Donoghue


Best Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

Ex Machina, Alex Garland

Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen

Spotlight, Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy

Straight Outta Compton, Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff


Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There


Best Documentary Feature

Amy

Cartel Land

Look of Silence

What Happened Miss Simone

Winter on Fire


Best Foreign Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia

Mustang, France

Son of Saul, Hungary

Theeb, Jordan

A War, Denmark


Best Original Score

Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman

Carol, Carter Burwell

The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone

Sicario, Jóhann Jóhannsson

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams


Best Original Song

"Earned It," Fifty Shades of Grey (Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio)

"Manta Ray," Racing Extinction (Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty)

"Simple Song #3," Youth (Music and Lyric by David Lang)

"Til it Happens to You," The Hunting Ground (Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga)

"Writing's on the Wall," Spectre (Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)


Best Cinematography

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario


Best Film Editing

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Production Design

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Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared

The Revenant


Best Costume Design

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Best Animated Short

Bear Story

Prologue

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 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 Documentary Short

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


Best Live Action Short

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer


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