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Here It Is: Your Complete List of Academy Awards Nominees

| 14 Jan 2016 20:25
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Among the notable snubs: Ridley Scott, Creed, and the goddamn Force Awakens!!

It's that time of the year again, folks. A time when we celebrate the greatest cinematic achievements that the past year had to offer. A time of dignity. A time of class. A time when all of Hollywood's best and brightest gather in one room to engage in the proudest display of ass-kissing since the reign of King Edward the First. It's the 2016 Oscars!

Kicking off from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 28th, the 88th Academy Awards is sure to be the most extravagant celebration since...the Golden Globes last week, or at least the 2015 Academy Awards. So without further adieu, let's get to the nominees!

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

Performance by an actor in a leading role
-Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
-Matt Damon, The Martian
-Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
-Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
-Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Performance by an actress in a leading role
-Cate Blanchett, Carol
-Brie Larson, Room
-Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
-Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
-Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best director
-Adam McKay, The Big Short
-George Miller, Mad Max
-Alejandro Inarritu, The Revenant
-Lenny Abrahamson, Room
-Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
-Christian Bale, The Big Short
-Tom Hardy, The Revenant
-Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
-Mark Rylance, The Bridge of Spies
-Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
-Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
-Rooney Mara, Carol
-Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
-Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
-Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best documentary feature
-Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
-Cartel Land, Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
-The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge S?rensen
-What Happened, Miss Simone?, Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
-Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom, Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Best documentary short subject
-Body Team 12, David Darg and Bryn Mooser
-Chau, beyond the Lines, Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, Adam Benzine
-A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
-Last Day of Freedom, Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

Achievement in film editing
-The Big Short, Hank Corwin
-Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
-The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione
-Spotlight, Tom McArdle
-Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

Best foreign language film of the year
-"Embrace of the Serpent" Colombia
-"Mustang" France
-"Son of Saul" Hungary
-"Theeb" Jordan
-"A War" Denmark

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
-"Mad Max: Fury Road" Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
-"The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared" Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
-"The Revenant" Si?n Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
-"Bridge of Spies" Thomas Newman
-"Carol" Carter Burwell
-"The Hateful Eight" Ennio Morricone
-"Sicario" J?hann J?hannsson
-"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" John Williams

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

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
-"Mad Max: Fury Road" Mark Mangini and David White
-"The Martian" Oliver Tarney
-"The Revenant" Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
-"Sicario" Alan Robert Murray
-"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Matthew Wood and David Acord

Achievement in sound mixing
-"Bridge of Spies" Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin
-"Mad Max: Fury Road" Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
-"The Martian" Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth
-"The Revenant" Jon Taylor, Frank A. Monta?o, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
-"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in visual effects
-"Ex Machina" Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
-"Mad Max: Fury Road" Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams
-"The Martian" Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner
-"The Revenant" Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer
-"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould

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

The good news: Mad Max: Fury Road got itself a Best Picture nomination! It has no chance in Hell of actually winning, but still, (*double thumbs up emoji*)!!! It's also nice to see Sylvester Stallone scoring a "Best Supporting Actor" nomination for Creed, fresh off his win in the same category at the Golden Globes.

And now, the bad: Aside from Stallone's nod, the thoroughly excellent Creed was snubbed in basically every other category. Director Ryan Coogler managed to pull off a rare feat in both injecting new life into a long dead franchise and doing so with arguably the best Rocky film since the original, and deserved at least a nomination for his efforts. Plus, what other actors were willing to get repeatedly knocked unconscious for there roles like Michael B. Jordan did? I'll tell you how many: none, zich, zilp, nathan, and nada!

Of course, the even bigger snub has to be that of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which aside from a few technical awards and a Best Score nomination, was completely shut out from the big ones. Poor J.J. Abrams...I guess he'll only have that infinity pool filled with $1000 bills to comfort him.

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