Live Reaction to 2016 Oscar Nominations

The Oscar Nominations are out, and to the surprise of many, several blockbusters were granted coveted spots on the Oscar stage. Of the films nominated, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant received the most nominations with each garnering 10 and 12 nominations respectively. Fury Road is the biggest shocker as it’s a film the Academy tends to shy away from due to it being a summer blockbuster (Fury Road was released on May 15).

Although the nominations were in line with many predictions, there were some surprises. Sylvester Stallone who played Rocky for the seventh time in Creed received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor–which garnered much love from fans, myself included. Bryan Cranston was also a welcomed surprise as he received a Best Actor nomination for his role in Trumbo. However, both are not projected to win come February 28 even though both actors delivered performances worthy of such recognition.

Since it’s Oscar season, I couldn’t help but film my own live reaction to the nominations, which you can see below along with the list of nominations. What are your thoughts on the 2016 nominees?

Best Picture

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

Room

Spotlight

The Big Short

The Martian

The Revenant

Best Director

George Miller- Mad Max: Fury Road

Lenny Abrahamson- Room

Tom McCarthy- Spotlight

Adam McKay-The Big Short

Alejandro G. Iñárritu- The Revenant

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Bryan Crantson- Trumbo

Eddie Redmayne- The Danish Girl

Leonardo DiCaprio- The Revenant

Matt Damon- The Martian

Michael Fassbender- Steve Jobs

Best 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

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Brie Larson- The Room

Cate Blanchett- Carol

Charlotte Rampling- 45 Years

Jennifer Lawrence- Joy

Saoirse Ronan- Brooklyn

Best 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

Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie was there

Cinematography

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

Sicario

The Hateful Eight

The Revenant

Costume Design

Carol

Cinderella

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Danish Girl

The Revenant

Documentary Feature

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Documentary Short

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Body Team 12

Chau, beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

Last Day of Freedom

Film Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Big Short

The Revenant

Foreign Language Film

A War

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul

Theeb

Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

Music (Original Song)

“Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey

“Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction

“Til it happens To You” from The Hunting Ground.

Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre.

Music Original Score

Bridge of Spies

Carol

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Hateful Eight

Production Design

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Danish Girl

The Martian

The Revenant

Short Film Animated

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Short Film (Live Action)

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Shok

Stutterer

Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

 Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Martian

The Revenant

Sound Mixing

Mad Max: Fury Road

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Martian

The Revenant

Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Martian

The Revenant

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Brooklyn

Carol

Room

The Big Short

The Martian

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

Anthony is a 23-year-old Public Administration graduate from Florida International University, who currently resides in Miami, FL. Aside from writing for The Young Folks, Anthony also runs his own movie review channel on YouTube titled Guivas Movie Reviews. If Anthony is not writing or editing, he’s more than likely watching a James Bond classic at home while quietly mouthing the lines to himself.