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Oscar Nominations 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio, Eddie Redmayne Go Head To Head For Best Lead Actor

14/01/2016 13:46 GMT | Updated 15/01/2016 13:59 GMT

This year's Oscar nominations are in, and it looks as though Leonardo DiCaprio is the man to beat.

Leo, a frequent nominee but never winner at the Academy Awards, has been handed a Leading Actor nomination for his role in 'The Revenant', a bleak but beautiful tale of a huntsman bent on survival and revenge after he is left for dead by his fellow men in the uncharted frontier of 1820.

'The Revenant' leads the field this year with 12 nominations, including one for Best Director Alejandro Inarritu, last year's winner for 'Birdman'.

The world's biggest film, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' was recognised in the technical fields, while 'Mad Max: Fury Road' gained veteran director George Miller a Best Picture nomination, as well as for Best Director and in various technical fields, making it the second most nominated film of the year, with 10 nods.

The biggest cheer in the room when the nominations were announced was for Sylvester Stallone, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 'Creed', the same film which earned him a Golden Globe at the weekend.

Eddie Redmayne, Kate Winslet, Charlotte Rampling and Tom Hardy lead the British charge this year. While Eddie goes head to head with Leo in the hope of doing the double following his win last year, Charlotte Rampling has picked up a nomination for her compelling role in the drama '45 Years'.

Tom Hardy's fans will be delighted their hero has picked up a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his villainous role in 'The Revenant', while Mark Rylance has been recognised for his role of a discovered spy in Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies'.

Kate Winslet, previously a winner for 'The Reader', is in the shortlist for Best Supporting Actress for 'Steve Jobs', while her co-star Michael Fassbender has been nominated for Best Leading Actor. Writer Aaron Sorkin, however, has been overlooked, as has Quentin Tarantino for his Western 'The Hateful Eight'.

All the nominees in the leading categories below...

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 González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Lenny Abrhamson, Room

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

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Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for his role in 'The Revenant'

BEST LEAD ACTOR

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

BEST LEAD ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

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Jennifer Lawrence could pick up yet another gong for her role in 'Joy'

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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

BEST DOCUMENTARY - SHORT SUBJECT

Body Team 12

Chau, Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent (Columbia)

Mustang (France)

Son of Saul (HJungary)

Theeb (Jordan)

A War (Denmark)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay's Super Team

We Can't Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Earned It," Fifty Shades of Grey

"Manta Ray," Racing Extinction

"Simple Song No. 3," Youth

"'Til It Happens to You," The Haunting Ground

"Writings on the Wall," Spectre

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina

Mad Max

The Revenant

The Martian

Star Wars

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer

BEST SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Click here for the full list of this year's nominations.

This year's Oscars ceremony will take place on 28 February 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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