‘Revenant’ lands leading 12 Oscar nominations

FILE - This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, shows an Oscar statue on the red carpet before the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Oscars will be presented on Feb. 28, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the 88th annual Oscar nominations announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (all times local):

5:50 a.m.

The brutal frontier saga “The Revenant” leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.

The strong showing for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his best-picture winning “Birdman.”

George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” followed with 10 nominations, including best picture. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic “The Martian” landed 7 nominations, including best picture, but no best director nod for Scott.

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5:48 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: “The Big Short,” ”Bridge of Spies,” ”Brooklyn,” ”Mad Max: Fury Road,” ”The Martian,” ”The Revenant,” ”Room” and “Spotlight.”

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5: 45 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for actor have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo,” Matt Damon, “The Martian”; Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”; Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”; and Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl.”

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5:43 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for supporting actress have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”; Rooney Mara, “Carol”; Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”; Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”; and Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs.”

The Oscar nominees for best supporting actor are: Christian Bale, “The Big Short”; Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”; Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”; Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”; Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”.

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5:40 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best animated film have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: “Anomalisa,” ”Boy and the World,” ”Inside Out,” Shaun the Sheep Movie” and “When Marnie Was There.”

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5:40 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best animated film have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: “Anomalisa,” ”Boy and the World,” ”Inside Out,” Shaun the Sheep Movie” and “When Marnie Was There.”

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5:35 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for documentary feature have been announced in Beverly Hills, California. They are: “Amy,”

“Cartel Land,” ”What Happened, Miss Simone?,” ”The Look of Silence,” and “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom.”

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5:15 a.m.

Reporters, publicists and industry insiders are packing into a theater in Beverly Hills, California, where the Oscar nominations will be announced Thursday morning.

The journalists are waiting for academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and directors Ang Lee, Guillermo del Toro and actor John Krasinki to announce nominees ranging from best original song to the films vying for best picture.

Some surprise nominations could be coming Thursday, since this year’s awards season has proven unpredictable so far.

The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on Feb. 28, with Chris Rock hosting for the second time.

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