The nominations have just been announced for this year’s Academy Awards and while many were to be expected, there are a few little surprise inclusions and exclusions.
It’s good to see ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ doing so well with a number of nominations, even better to see that Mark Rylance has made it into the list too with a nomination for his supporting role in ‘Bridge of Spies‘. ‘SPECTRE‘ has also just made the list with a nomination for the theme song. ‘Brooklyn‘ has also done better than expected, making it into the list for ‘Best Film’ when ‘Carol’ surprisingly hasn’t.
Roger Deakins is nominated yet again, this year for ‘Sicario‘. This is his 13th nomination, hopefully this time he will win, I’ve been hearing great things about the cinematography work he’s done in that film and surely he’s overdue a win!
Amazingly ‘Ex Machina‘ made it into the ‘Visual Effects’ category which is very well deserved indeed, though it’s up against tough competition so doesn’t stand much of a chance. Sadly the superhero films of the year didn’t make it in, both ‘Ant-Man‘ and ‘Age of Ultron‘ were on the longer lists but didn’t get through to the final few.
Here are the nominations in full with a few of my notes and thoughts. Follow my progress with watching a good selection of these on my Oscar Challenge 2016 page here. I’ll list my final predictions for the winners about a day before the ceremony on Sunday February 28th, which will this year be hosted by Chris Rock (cue a barrage of jokes about him being the one person of colour on stage).
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Film Editing
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Original Score
Best Production Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Costume Design
Best Documentary – Feature
Best Documentary – Short Subject
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 Makeup and Hairstyling
“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Simple Song No. 3,” Youth
“‘Til It Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground
“Writings on the Wall,” Spectre
Best Animated Short Film
Best Live Action Short Film
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing