The Revenant leads Oscar race

Mad Max: Fury Road also makes an impact as nominations are announced.

by Jennie Kermode

The Revenant and Mad Max will be fighting it out on 28 February
The Revenant and Mad Max will be fighting it out on 28 February

The nominations for this year's Oscars have been revealed, and The Revenant is out in front with 12 nominations while Mad Max: Fury Road is second with ten. Both are nominated in the Best Picture and Best Director categories. The rest of the field is remarkably varied. Room has done very well for a small independent film and, after a long career on the margins, Jennifer Jason Leigh will be very pleased with her nomination for The Hateful Eight. UK hopes will rest on Eddie Redmayne, (nominated for his portrayal of trans pioneer Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet (nominated for Steve Jobs), and Charlotte Rampling (nominated for Michael Powell Award winning drama 45 Years).

Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee joined Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to make today's announcement at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California.

The Oscar awards ceremony will be held on 28 February.

Those awards in full:-

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Documentary

Best Animated Film

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Short Film, Live Action

Best Short Film, Documentary

Best Short Film, Animated

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best Production Design

Best Costume Design

Best Hair and Make-up

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound Editing

Best Sound Mixing

Best Original Song

Best Original Score

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