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2016 Academy Award Nominations Announced

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:46 AM and updated on Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:43 PM

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Oscars posterThe nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards were announced early Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski, and Ang Lee. 

Director, producer, and writer Ang Lee has won Oscars for his work on Brokeback Mountain in 2006 and for Life of Pi in 2013. He was also nominated for his work as director and producer on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2001.

Director and writer Guillermo del Toro was nominated in 2007 for his screenplay for Pan's Labyrinth, which he also directed. His most recent movie is Crimson Peak, which is currently playing in theaters.

Actor John Krasinski is currently starring in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and is probably best known for his role on the TV show, The Office.

The announcements were broadcast live on YouTube this morning, and the full video is included below if you are interested in watching them.

The Oscars award ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on ABC at 7pm ET/4pm PT. It will be hosted by actor Chris Rock.

Some of these movies are playing in theaters, while some have already made it to home video. Being nominated usually causes some of them to make a return appearance, so head over to the Academy Award® Winners and Nominees page to see where and when they're playing!

Academy Award Nominations

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Best animated feature film of the year

Achievement in cinematography

Achievement in costume design

Achievement in directing

Best documentary feature

Best documentary short subject

Achievement in film editing

Best foreign language film of the year

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey
    Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
  • “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction
    Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty
  • “Simple Song #3” from Youth
    Music and Lyric by David Lang
  • “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground
    Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
  • “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre
    Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best motion picture of the year

  • The Big Short -- Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
  • Bridge of Spies -- Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
  • Brooklyn -- Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
  • Mad Max: Fury Road -- Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers
  • The Martian -- Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers
  • The Revenant -- Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers
  • Room -- Ed Guiney, Producer
  • Spotlight -- Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers

Achievement in production design

  • Bridge of Spies -- Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich
  • The Danish Girl -- Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish
  • Mad Max: Fury Road -- Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
  • The Martian -- Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
  • The Revenant -- Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy

Best animated short film

  • Bear Story -- Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
  • Prologue -- Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
  • Sanjay’s Super Team -- Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
  • We Can’t Live without Cosmos -- Konstantin Bronzit
  • World of Tomorrow -- Don Hertzfeldt

Best live action short film

  • Ave Maria -- Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont
  • Day One -- Henry Hughes
  • Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut) -- Patrick Vollrath
  • Shok -- Jamie Donoughue
  • Stutterer -- Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Achievement in sound editing

Achievement in sound mixing

Achievement in visual effects

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

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

Announcement Video

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Press Release. Image above is © 2015 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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