2016 Oscar Nominations: 'The Revenant', 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Lead The Pack

The grand finale and climax of awards season each year is the Oscars, and the race for the little gold man begins in earnest today with the nominations. Directors Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee, actor John Krasinski, and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs were up early this morning to announce the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards. The full list is available now, and you can read it after the jump.

Many of the nominations panned out exactly as expected, more or less following the trends set by the guild . The Revenant leads the race with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Supporting Actor, while Spotlight pulled six and The Big Short got five. But it was gratifying to see Mad Max: Fury Road pull 10 nominations — mostly in the technical categories, but also for Best Director and Best Picture — and to see Golden Globe winner Sylvester Stallone nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Creed.

In disappointing news, it's time to trot out the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag again. All 20 acting slots this year have been filled by white actors, despite exceptional performances from performers of color including Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton). And those rooting for Carol or — which seems to be most critics — will be disappointed to hear it was unable to grab a spot in the Best Picture race, though it was nominated for other awards including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. (Whether it makes any damn sense at all that Rooney Mara is competing as a supporting actress is another conversation.)

Best Original Song

"Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey

"Manta Ray" from Racing Extinction

"Simple Song #3" from Youth

"Til It Happens to You" from The Hunting Ground

"Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre

Best Cinematography

Ed Lachman, Carol

Robert Richardson, The Hateful Eight

John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

Roger Deakins, Sicario

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 Documentary Feature

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Best Costume Design

Sandy Powell, Carol

Sandy Powell, Cinderella

Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl

Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road

Jacqueline West, 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 (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer

Best Animated Short

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay's Super Team

We Can't Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

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 Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Film Editing

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Production Design

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Best Adapted Screenplay

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short

Nick Hornby, Brooklyn

Phyllis Nagy, Carol

Drew Goddard, The Martian

Emma Donoghue, Room

Best Original Screenplay

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

Alex Garland, Ex Machina

Pete Docter, Megg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley, Inside Out

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff, Straight Outta Compton

Best Original Score

Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies

Carter Burwell, Carol

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Jóhann Jóhansson, Sicario

John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Foreign Language Film

Colombia: Embrace of the Serpent

France: Mustang

Hungary: Son of Saul

Jordan: Theeb

Denmark: A War

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 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 Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

See the list at oscar.com/nominees. The 88th Academy Awards will be held Sunday, February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Chris Rock returns to host a second time.