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Oscar nominations: ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ lead the race

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The harrowing survival epic “The Revenant” leads the Oscar race with 12 nominations, including best picture.

The acclaimed film also scored nods for star Leonardo DiCaprio, director Alejandro González Iñárritu and supporting actor Tom Hardy.

The high-octane action thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road” followed with 10 nominations, including best picture.

“The Martian,” Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adventure with Matt Damon, racked up seven nominations, including best picture. The film’s director, Ridley Scott, was not nominated.

The best picture category also includes the financial-meltdown saga “The Big Short,” the touching period piece “Brooklyn,” the wrenching character study “Room,” the Cold War-era drama “Bridge of Spies” and the journalism docu-drama “Spotlight.”

The acting categories were, for the second year in a row, populated entirely by white performers.

Here are the full list of nominees: 

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett

Brie Larson

Jennifer Lawrence

Charlotte Rampling

Saoirse Ronan

Best Actor

Brian Cranston

Matt Damon

Leonardo DiCaprio

Michael Fassbender

Eddie Redmayne

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Rooney Mara

Rachel McAdams

Alicia Vikander

Kate Winslet

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale

Tom Hardy

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Rylance

Sylvester Stallone

Best Picture

“Big Short”

“Bridge of Spies”

“Brooklyn”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

“Room”

“Spotlight”

Best Directing

“The Big Short”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Revenant”

“Room”

“Spotlight”

Best Original Screenplay

“Bridge of Spies”

“Ex Machina”

“Inside Out”

“Spotlight”

“Straight Outta Compton”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Big Short”

“Brooklyn”

“Carol”

“The Martian”

“Room”

Best Foreign Film

“Embrace the Serpent” (Colombia)

“Mustang” (France)

“Son of Saul” (Hungary)

“Theeb” (Jordan)

“A War” (Denmark)

Best Animated Feature

“Anomalisa”

“Boy and the World”“Inside Out”

“Shaun and the Sheep Movie”

“When Marnie Was There”

Best Visual Effects

“Ex Machina”

“Mad Max”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Score

“Bridge of Spies”

“Carol”

“The Hateful Eight”

“Sicario”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Song

“Earned It” (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)

“Manta Ray” (“Racing Extinction”)

“Simple Song #3” (“Youth”)

“Til It Happens to You” (“The Hunting Ground”)

“Writing’s on the wall” (“Spectre”)

Best Cinematography

“Carol”

“The Hateful Eight”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“Sicario”

“The Revenant”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The 100-Year Old Man”

“The Revenant”

Best Production Design

“Bridge of Spies”

“The Danish Girl”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

The Revenant”

Best Film Editing

“The Big Short”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Revenant”

“Spotlight”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Sound Editing

“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”

Chris Rock will host the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28.

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Oscar nominations: 'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' lead the race

Updated