88th Academy Awards Nominations Announced - Full List for 2015

The complete list of nominees for the 88th Academy Awards, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, have been announced today (via oscar.go.com). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees this morning live via online/television broadcast. They've nominated many outstanding films, and most of the standout performances of 2015, though there are always more. There's no need to spend any more time introducing this, so let's get right down to it! This year, The Academy selected a total of eight Best Picture nominee films, including: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight. So without further ado, here is the full list of 2016 Oscar noms.

The 88th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 28th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 7PM (EST) / 4PM (PST). The upcoming 2016 ceremony is being hosted by comedian/filmmaker Chris Rock. Here's the full list of 2015 Academy Awards nominees:

PICTURE:
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

DIRECTOR:
George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu - The Revenant
Adam McKay - The Big Short
Tom McCarthy - Spotlight
Lenny Abrahamson - Room

ACTOR:
Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Matt Damon - The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

ACTRESS:
Brie Larson - Room
Cate Blanchett - Carol
Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn
Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christian Bale - The Big Short
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Tom Hardy - The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
Sylvester Stallone - Creed

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara - Carol
Rachel McAdams - Spotlight
Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Bridge of Spies - Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Ex Machina - Alex Garland
Inside Out -
Spotlight - Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton -

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Brooklyn - Nick Hornby
The Big Short - Charles Randolph, Adam McKay
Carol - Phyllis Nagy
The Martian - Drew Goddard
Room - Emma Donoghue

ANIMATED FEATURE:
Anomalisa
Boy & The World
Inside Out
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Theeb (Jordan)
A War (Denmark)

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Carol - Ed Lachman
The Hateful Eight - Robert Richardson
Mad Max: Fury Road - John Seale
The Revenant - Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario - Roger Deakins

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

ANIMATED SHORT:
Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
Ave Maria
Day One
Shok
Stutterer
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

VISUAL EFFECTS:
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

COSTUME DESIGN:
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

MAKE-UP & HAIR:
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

FILM EDITING:
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND MIXING:
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND EDITING:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

ORIGINAL SCORE:
Bridge of Spies - Thomas Newman
Carol - Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone
Sicario - Jóhann Jóhannsson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - John Williams

ORIGINAL SONG:
"Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey
"Manta Ray" from Racing Extinction
"Til It Happens To You" from The Hunting Ground
"Simple Song #3" from Youth
"Writing's On The Wall" from Spectre

Congratulations to all of this year's nominees. Very interesting selections! Much love for The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Carol. I am very excited to see two solid sci-fi movies as Best Picture nominees - The Martian and Mad Max: Fury Road. I'm also happy to see Cartel Land and The Look of Silence nominated for Best Documentary, both are outstanding docs. As I have been predicting, it's a battle between Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki and Roger Deakins for the Best Cinematography award. The two going head-to-head again. There's quite a few films missing from various categories, but that's always expected. I'm also surprised and relieved to see Brooklyn earning so many nominations, such an adorable film. Best of all - Mad Max: Fury Road is everywhere! There's going to be plenty of discussion about these picks this year. What do you think?