The 88th Oscars: The Revenant leading the pack with 12 nominations

Actor John Krasinski (left) and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominees for the 88th Annual Academy Awards in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.LOS ANGELES. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 14). Del Toro and Lee announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT, followed by Boone Isaacs and Krasinski for the remaining 13 categories at 5:38 a.m. PT, at the live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives.


Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 23, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings also will be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories.

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Performance by an actor in a leading role… Credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.* * *

Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards

Performance by an actor in a leading role

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

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Christian Bale in The Big Short
Tom Hardy
in The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo
in Spotlight
Mark Rylance
in Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone
in Creed

Performance by an actress in a leading role… Credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.Performance by an actress
in a leading role

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

Performance by an actress
in a supporting role

Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara in Carol
Rachel McAdams in Spotlight
Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs

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