2016 Oscar nominations: 'The Revenant' leads the pack

The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has received 12 nods including best picture.

'The Revenant', starring Leonardo DiCaprio, leads the 2016 Oscar nominations with 12 nods, including best picture. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The nominees for the 88th annual Oscar Awards have been announced.

The glamorous event will be held on 28 February, and will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock for a second time.

"I'm so glad to be hosting the Oscars," Rock said in October last year. "It's great to be back."

The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, leads the nominations with nods in 12 categories, including Best Picture.

Many of DiCaprio's fans are hopeful that the decorated star will finally bag his first Oscar after many near-misses.

The list of nominees in some categories include:

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revneant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander,_ The Danish Girl_

Kate WInslest, Steve Jobs

Best Directing

Adam McKay,_ The Big Short_

George Miller,_ Mad Max: Fury Road_

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Lenny Abrhamson, Room

Tom McCarthy,_ Spotlight_

Best Animated Feature Film


Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

Best Cinematography


The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Best Costume Design



The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Best Documentary - Feature


Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

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

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

Best Original Song

'Earned It', Fifty Shades of Grey

'Manta Ray', Racing Extinction

'Simple Song No. 3,' Youth

'Til It Happens to You,' The Haunting Ground

'Writings on the Wall,' Spectre

Best Animated Short Film

Bear Story


Sanja's Super Team

We Can't Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Best Live Action Short Film

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)



Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens