Oscars 2016 nominees and prediction: 'The Revenant' may win Best Picture, lead actor to bag Best Actor award


The nominees for the Oscars 2016 are already in, with anticipation heightening as the event date nears.

The contenders for the Best Picture award include “The Big Short,” “Bridges of Spies,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant,” “Room,” and “Spotlight.” Among the nominees, two titles also somehow dominated nominations in other categories, namely “The Revenant” with 12 and “Mad Max: Fury Road” with 10.

There are predictions that “The Revenant” will most likely win in the said category, especially after bagging the same award in the 73<sup>rd Golden Globe awards.

As for the Best Actor, the nominees are Bryan Cranston from “Trumbo,” Matt Damon from “The Martian,” Leonardo DiCaprio from “The Revenant,” Michael Fassbender from “Steve Jobs,” and Eddie Redmayne from “The Danish Girl.” For the female counterpart of the award, Cate Blanchett from “Carol,” Brie Larson from “Room,” Jennifer Lawrence from “Joy,” Charlotte Rampling from “45 Years,” and Saoirse Ronan from “Brooklyn” are part of the final contenders.

According to Rolling Stone, DiCaprio and Larson will most likely win the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.

Meanwhile, for Best Supporting Actor, Christian Bale of “The Big Short,” Tom Hardy of “The Revenant,” Mark Ruffalo of “Spotlight,” Mark Rylance of “Bridge of Spies” and Sylvester Stallone of “Creed” join the list. On the other hand, Jennifer Jason Leigh of “The Hateful Eight,” Rooney Mara of “Carol,” Rachel McAdams of “Spotlight,” Alicia Vikander of “The Danish Girl,” and Kate Winslet” of “Steve Jobs” are the nominees for the award’s female version.

The same portal believes that Stallone and Mara will get this year’s nod as the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.

The full list of nominees is listed on the website of the Oscars. The event will be held on Feb. 28, with the Red Carpet starting at 7 P.M. EST and the awards proper slated at 8:30 P.M. EST.

The Oscars 2016 will be presented by Ryan Gosling, Benecio del Toro, and the past winners and nominees of the said award including Julianne Moore, JK Simmons, Jared Leto, Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, Olivia Munn, Andy Serkis, Byung-hun Lee, Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra, and Kerry Washington.