Here Are the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Sorry, no nom for the bear from 'The Revenant'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2016 8:00 AM CST
This photo shows Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film "The Revenant."   (Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

(Newser) – The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards came out Thursday morning with eight Best Picture contenders that included The Revenant, which got 12 nods in a selection process that, as ABC News puts it, honors "only white actors again." A quick recap of the top categories:

  • Best Picture: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight
  • Best Director: Adam McKay, The Big Short; George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road; Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant; Lenny Abrahamson, Room; Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

  • Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Carol; Brie Larson, Room; Jennifer Lawrence, Joy; Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years; Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
  • Best Actor: Bryan Cranston, Trumbo; Matt Damon, The Martian; Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant; Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs; Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
  • Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight; Rooney Mara, Carol; Rachel McAdams, Spotlight; Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl; Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Big Short; Tom Hardy, The Revenant; Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight; Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies; Sylvester Stallone, Creed
See the nominations in all categories here. The Oscars air on ABC on Feb. 28. (Or check out what films got nominated for Razzies.)