Oscars 2016: The Revenant dominates nominations

The nominations for this year's Oscars have been revealed. Credit: Reuters

The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards have been revealed - so here is a look at some of the films and actors to have received an Oscars nod.

Best Actor

British actor Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for his second consecutive best actor Oscar for The Danish Girl.

Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for another Best Actor award. Credit: Yui Mok / PA Wire/Press Association Images

He will compete with:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant

  • Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs

  • Matt Damon for The Martian

  • Bryan Cranston for Trumbo

Speaking from the red carpet at the UK premiere of his latest film, Leonardo DiCaprio told ITV News he was "amazed" at the film's 12 nominations - though said he had "no idea" whether or not he would take home the prize this year.

Best Film

The Revenant is arguably the favourite for the Best Film award after receiving 12 Oscar nominations in total.

The other Best Picture nominees are:

  • The Big Short

  • Bridge of Spies

  • Brooklyn

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

  • The Martian

  • Room

  • Spotlight

Best Actress

Double Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett leads the field for the Best Actress nominations.

She will face competition from:

  • Brie Larson

  • Jennifer Lawrence

  • Saoirse Ronan

  • Charlotte Rampling

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christian Bale

  • Tom Hardy

  • Mark Ruffalo

  • Mark Rylance

  • Sylvester Stallone

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh,

  • Rooney Mara

  • Rachel McAdams

  • Kate Winslet

  • Alicia Vikander

A closer look at some of the Oscar nominated films:

The Danish Girl

  • Directed by Tom Hooper, the film is based on a novel of the same name and is loosely inspired on the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener.

The Revenant

  • The film tells the story of explorer Hugh Glass who survives a horrific bear attack after being left for dead.

Steve Jobs

  • Directed by Danny Boyle, who won best director in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire, this biopic focuses on the life of the late co-founder of Apple.


The Martian

45 Years

The Oscars 2016 ceremony will take place in Hollywood, California on February 28th.