The nominees for this year's Oscars are ecstatic.

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Spare a thought for Leonardo DiCaprio — from now until the 28th of February, his every move will be followed as punters try to figure out if this will finally be his year.

Despite four previous nominations to his name, DiCaprio is yet to take home a shiny gold man named Oscar. This year he’s been nominated for The Revenant, which is leading the Oscars race with 12 nominations.

Fresh off his Golden Globe win, DiCaprio, 41, released a statement after receiving the news of his Best Actor nomination.

“I am so grateful to the Academy for their recognition of this film. Making The Revenant was one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences of my life. None of this would have been possible without Alejandro [González Iñárritu]’s talent, vision, and determination. Our dedicated crew also deserves to share in this moment. Together, they have created a truly unique cinematic experience. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees this season. Thank you to the Academy.”

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The other nominations won’t come as much of a surprise either, though the Academy has been castigated on social media for the lack of diversity among the nominees.

Jennifer Lawrence, 25, has made history this year by becoming the youngest actor ever to earn four Oscar nominations. This year, she’s up for best actress for Joy.

“I am beyond grateful and humbled by this nomination,’ she stated. ‘I feel incredibly honored to be recognized among the other amazing women in this category,” she said in a statement.


Cate Blanchett is flying the flag for the Aussies in the same category, while Brie Larson, 26, a first-time nominee, was staggered by her nomination for Room.

“I thought, ‘holy shit!’ I’m shaking right now. I’m really confused. It’s the highest form of flattery in my field,’ she told Good Morning America from Australia, where she’s shooting a film.

Golden Globe winners Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Image via Instagram.

“The nominations mean so much because it comes from your peers, it comes from fellow actors. I was home-schooled and I never really felt like I was part of any group. To be included with people that I respected so much since I was a kid is just absolutely incredible.'”

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Best Picture

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road


The Big Short

The Martian

The Revenant

Actress in a Leading Role

Brie Larson – Room

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Cate Blanchett
Aussie Cate Blanchett is up again. Image via Getty.

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Saorise Ronan – Brooklyn

Actress in a Supporting Role

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Rachel McAdams – Spotlight


Rooney Mara – Carol

Actor in a Leading Role

Bryan Cranston – Jumbo

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Matt Damon – The Martian

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale – The Big Short

Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Animated Feature Film


O Menino Eo Mundo

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep The Movie

When Marnie Was There


George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Lenny Abrahamson – Room

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Adam McKay – The Big Short

Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant

Film Editing

Margaret Sixel – Mad Max: Fury Road

Tom McArdle – Spotlight

Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Hank Corwin – The Big Short

Stephen Mirrione – The Revenant

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Nick Hornby – Brooklyn

Phyllis Nagy – Carol

Emma Donoghue – Room

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short

Drew Goddard – The Martian

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Cohen – Bridge of Spies

Alex Garland – Ex Machina

Peter Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original sotry by Peter Docter, Ronnie del Carmen – Inside out

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff – Straight Outta Compton

For the full list, check out The Academy’s website. 

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