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The Revenant' tops Oscars nods with 12

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Added 14th January 2016 06:36 PM

The nominated films, actors and filmmakers were revealed at a pre-dawn ceremony in Beverly Hills

The Revenant' tops Oscars nods with 12

A screen showing the film 'The Revenant' which is an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, is announced by actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs during the Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California on January 14, 2016. The 88th Oscars will be held on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in downtown Hollywood. / AFP / MARK RALSTON

The nominated films, actors and filmmakers were revealed at a pre-dawn ceremony in Beverly Hills

Survival thriller "The Revenant" topped the Oscars nominations list on Thursday with 12 nods, including for best picture, actor and director.

In second place was dystopian action film "Mad Max: Fury Road" with 10 nominations, followed by "The Martian" with seven.

The Academy Awards -- the pinnacle of Hollywood's awards season -- will be handed out on February 28.

Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies" received six nominations, including for best picture, and lesbian drama "Carol" starring Cate Blanchett received six nominations, including for best actress and best supporting actress.

 ctor eonardo iaprio poses with the award for est otion icture rama for he evenant in the press room at the 73nd annual olden lobe wards anuary 10 2016 at the everly ilton otel in everly ills alifornia            Actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses with the award for Best Motion Picture, Drama for "The Revenant," in the press room at the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / FREDERIC J BROWN

"Spotlight," about journalists from The Boston Globe who uncovered sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, also received six nods including for best picture and director.

"The Big Short," about the subprime mortgage crisis, and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" each got five nods.

The nominated films, actors and filmmakers were revealed at a pre-dawn ceremony in Beverly Hills.

Here are the nominees in the main categories for the 88th Academy Awards, to be handed out on February 28 in Hollywood:

Best picture:

"The Big Short"

"Bridge of Spies"

"Brooklyn"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

"Room"

"Spotlight"

Best director:

Adam McKay, "The Big Short"

George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "The Revenant"

Lenny Abrahamson, "Room"

Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

Best actor:

Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"

Matt Damon, "The Martian"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"

Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"

Best actress:

Cate Blanchett, "Carol"

Brie Larson, "Room"

Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"

Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years"

Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"

Best supporting actor:

Christian Bale, "The Big Short"

Tom Hardy, "The Revenant"

Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight"

Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"

Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

Best supporting actress:

Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight"

Rooney Mara, "Carol"

Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight"

Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"

Best foreign language film:

"Embrace of 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 the Sheep Movie"

"When Marnie Was There"

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