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The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road lead Oscar nominations

With his film leading the nominations for this year’s Oscars, will Leonardo DiCaprio finally get a golden statuette from the Academy?

This year’s Oscar nominations have been announced and The Revenant is already a favourite with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
Australian Mad Max: Fury Road boss George Miller is up against The Revenant’s Alejandro Iñárritu for Best Director. The apocalyptic epic also has the highest amount of nominations for any Australian film.
Competing against these two films for Best Picture are The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, The Martian, Room, Spotlight.
Aussie triumph! Director George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road was filmed in Australia and stars Nicholas Hoult, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.
Six-time Oscar nominee Leonardo was thrilled to be recognised for his gruelling role in the revenge tale.
He said this morning, "I am so grateful to the Academy for their recognition of this film.”
He also thanked director Alejandro for “one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences” of his life.
Other actors in the 41-year-old’s category include Bryan Cranston [Trumbo], Matt Damon [The Martian], Michael Fassbender [Steve Jobs], and Eddie Redmayne [The Danish Girl], who won Best Actor for his sensational portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 2015’s The Theory of Everything.
Will this be Leonardo's year, or will Eddie take home his second consecutive Oscar?
Cate Blanchett may also be taking home an Oscar for her role in the period piece Carol.
The 46-year-old actress is up against first-time nominees Brie Larson [Room] and Charlotte Rampling [45 Years], as well as Saoirse Ronan [Brooklyn] and Jennifer Lawrence [Joy].
This is Cate's seventh Oscar nomination.
Winners will be announced at the star-studded Oscars in Los Angeles on February 28.
The complete list of Oscar nominees
Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight
Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
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
Directing
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

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