'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max' dominate Oscar nominations
Associated Press, NBC News – BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The latest on the 88th annual Oscar nominations announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (all times local):
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The harrowing survival epic "The Revenant" leads the Oscar race with 12 nominations, including best picture.
The acclaimed film also scored nods for star Leonardo DiCaprio, director Alejandro González Iñárritu and supporting actor Tom Hardy.
The high-octane action thriller "Mad Max: Fury Road" followed with 10 nominations, including best picture.
"The Martian," Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure with Matt Damon, racked up seven nominations, including best picture.
The film's director, Ridley Scott, was not nominated.
The Oscar nominees for supporting actress have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight"; Rooney Mara, "Carol"; Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight"; Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"; and Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs."
The Oscar nominees for best supporting actor are: Christian Bale, "The Big Short"; Tom Hardy, "The Revenant"; Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight"; Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"; Sylvester Stallone, "Creed".
The Oscar nominees for best animated film have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: "Anomalisa," ''Boy and the World," ''Inside Out," Shaun the Sheep Movie" and "When Marnie Was There."
The Oscar nominees for documentary feature have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: "Amy,"
"Cartel Land," ''What Happened, Miss Simone?," ''The Look of Silence," and "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom."
Reporters, publicists and industry insiders are packing into a theater in Beverly Hills, California, where the Oscar nominations will be announced Thursday morning.
The journalists are waiting for academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and directors Ang Lee, Guillermo del Toro and actor John Krasinki to announce nominees ranging from best original song to the films vying for best picture.
Some surprise nominations could be coming Thursday, since this year's awards season has proven unpredictable so far.
The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on Feb. 28, with Chris Rock hosting for the second time.
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