Leonardo gets fifth Oscar nomination for 'The Revenant'
The film leads Academy Awards noms in 12 categories while Mad Max follows with 10 nominations.
Will he, won’t he? Every time Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for an Oscar the questions pops up in our minds. However, maybe this time the actor may bring a halt to his dry run at the Academy Awards. For the 88th Academy Awards, DiCaprio has been nominated for Best Actor for his role in ‘The Revenant’, along with Brian Cranston for ‘Trumbo’, Matt Damon for ‘The Martian’, Eddie Redmayne for ‘The Danish Girl’ and Michael Fassbender for ‘Steve Jobs’.
‘The Revenant’ topped all films with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, and setting up Best Director nominee Alejandro Iñárritu for a potential repeat of last year’s ‘Birdman’ success. Best picture nominee ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ earned 10 nominations — including a nod for George Miller for best director — while ‘The Martian’ raked in seven. ‘Spotlight’, ‘The Big Short’, ‘Room’, ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘Bridge of Spies’ also featured in several categories. Lenny Abrahamson, Tom McCarthy and Adam McKay were also nominated for Best Director for ‘Room’, ‘Spotlight’ and ‘The Big Short’ respectively.
The Best Actress noms more or less featured the same names as were seen at the Golden Globes. The category will see Cate Blanchett (‘Carol’), Brie Larson (‘Room’),
Jennifer Lawrence (‘Joy’), Charlotte Rampling, (‘45 Years’) and Saoirse Ronan (‘Brooklyn’) competing with each other for the trophy. Though Golden Globe winner Larson is the front-runner, the chances of Blanchett and Lawrence cannot be ruled out.
'The Martian' director Ridley Scott got a big snub when he was not nominated in the Best Director category despite his film earning the Best Film nom. Similarly, Aaron Sorkin was not among the adapted screenplay nominees for 'Steve Jobs'. 'Concussion', starring Will Smith, and 'Beasts of No Nation', featuring Idris Elba too got nothing. The racially diverse 'Creed', directed by Ryan Coogler, was too snubbed except for a nomination for Supporting Actor for Sylvester Stallone. The actor, who has already won the Globe this year, will be competing with Christian Bale for ‘The Big Short’ Tom Hardy for ‘The Revenant’, Mark Ruffalo for ‘Spotlight’ and Mark Rylance ‘Bridge of Spies’ in the category.
Rooney Mara, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet and Rachel McAdams were nominated for Best Actress in Supporting Role for ‘Carol’, ‘The Hateful Eight’, ‘The Danish Girl’, ‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘Spotlight’ respectively. Winslet who won the Globe under this category will have a stiff competition from Vikander whose performance could easily be called as one of the leading lady in the film.
‘Anomalisa’, ‘Boy and the World’, ‘Inside Out’, ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’, and ‘When Marnie Was There’ got nod for Best Animation category. Despite many speculations few noms seem safe best like Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino for ‘The Hateful Eight’ and Original Score for ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ for ‘Spectre’. Filmmaker Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars ceremony for a second time next month.