Directors Ang Lee and Guillermo del Toro announce this year's nominees. (Photo: Getty Images)

The nominees for the 88th Academy Awards have just been announced in Los Angeles, bringing Leonardo DiCaprio ever closer to finally nabbing that Best Actor Oscar, so he can shut up about it already.

As far as the big award goes, fans hopeful that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would validate their life choices by snagging a Best Picture nomination will be disappointed, although it did pick up nods for Editing, Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and John Williams’ score. (Speaking of, The Hateful Eight was shut out except for Jennifer Jason Leigh for Best Supporting Actress, Robert Richardson’s cinematography and Ennio Morricone’s score, arguably the three best parts of the movie.) Instead, the Best Picture Category is filled with expected choices, like “Best Comedy” The Martian, The Revenant, Spotlight, Bridge Of Spies, and unexpected awards juggernaut Mad Max: Fury Road, the latter of which was nominated for an impressive 10 awards. (Witness!) The only film to pick up more is Golden Globes favorite The Revenant, which was nominated for 12 awards.

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In the acting categories, DiCaprio will vie for the prize against newly branded “comedian” Matt Damon, Steve Jobs’ Michael Fassbender, Oscar-bait specialist Eddie Redmayne, and Trumbo’s Bryan Cranston. Cate Blanchett is once again up for Best Actress against Golden Globe winner Brie Larson, her fellow newcomer Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence—who picked up Joy’s only nomination—and Charlotte Rampling, who gave a career-high performance in 45 Years.

Elsewhere on the list, Sylvester Stallone has once again been nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Rocky Balboa, where he’ll square off against Tom Hardy (for The Revenant, not Fury Road), Mark Ruffalo, Christian Bale, and Mark Rylance. Rachel McAdams, who played a Boston Globe reporter in Spotlight, is up for Best Supporting Actress against Blanchett’s Carol companion Rooney Mara, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alicia Vikander, and Kate Winslet.

In conclusion, Fifty Shades Of Grey was nominated for an Oscar, but then again, so was World Of Tomorrow.

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Best Picture

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Bridge Of Spies

Spotlight

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

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

Best Director

Adam McKay, The Big Short

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adam McKay, Charles Randolph, The Big Short

Drew Goddard, The Martian

Emma Donoghue, Room

Nick Hornby, Brooklyn

Phyllis Nagy, Carol

Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Bridge Of Spies

Alex Garland, Ex Machina

Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Inside Out

Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight

Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, Straight Outta Compton

Best Foreign Language Film

Embrace Of The Serpent (Colombia)

Mustang (France)

Son Of Saul (Hungary)

Theeb (Jordan)

A War (Denmark)

Best Production Design

Bridge Of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Editing

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Cinematography
Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Mad: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario

Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa

Boy And The World

Inside Out

Shaun The Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

Best Documentary Feature

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look Of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

Best Costume Design

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared

The Revenant

Best Original Score

Bridge Of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Original Song

The Weeknd, “Earned It,” 50 Shades Of Grey

J. Ralph & Sia, “Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction

Sumi Jo, “Simple Song #3,” Youth

Lady Gaga, “Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground

Sam Smith, “Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Mixing

Bridge Of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Animated Short Film

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World Of Tomorrow

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 Live Action Short Film

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Shok

Stutterer

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