'The Revenant', 'Mad Max' lead Oscar nominations

Academy throws up a few surprise choices.

Published Thu, Jan 14 2016 4:17 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts have announced the nominees for this year's Oscars, with Alejandro G. Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' and George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' leading the pack.

'The Revenant', 'Mad Max' lead Oscar nominations | TweakTown.com

Eight films vie for Best Picture this year, including 'The Big Short', 'Bridge of Spies', 'Brooklyn', 'Mad Max: Fury Road', 'The Martian', The Revenant', 'Room' and Spotlight', with many of those films directors including Adam McKay, George Miller, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Lenny Abrahamson and Tom McCarthy are also up for the Best Director category.

One surprise that the nomination of Michael Fassbender as Best Actor for his role as Apple founder Steve Jobs in the film of the same name, as well as Sylvester Stallone in the exceptionally well received 'Creed'. Oscar winners will be announced at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on February 28th.

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Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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