The Revenant leads the pack with 12 nominations, ahead of Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 (oh my, a blockbuster??). Thing is, when the competition's this tight, how will you know for sure who's going to win? Let's take a look at the main categories.
I've trawled through Amazon to see once and for all the true colours of the biggest films released last year...
Got a dose of the January Blues? Not helped by the short days, the cold nights, an empty post-festive purse and holidays
Though the year has been a triumph and with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released on Thursday, predicted to be the biggest film of all time in the UK, it's all set to have a climax unrivalled in recent cinemagoing history.
Behind every sequel hungry, franchise captive in the picture house queue who's had to remortgage their house for a bag of stale popcorn, stands an overly critical cinephile with a yearning for something better and a secret bag of supermarket-bought peanut M&Ms in his pocket. This is a list for the latter.
Video game creation has long evolved from the one-man development that was once possible in the early 1980's. New complex hardware and ever expanding expectation from consumers has driven both growth and investment, not only expanding the core development team, but also utilising specialists resources around the globe.
When books are portrayed through the big screen, bibliophiles often express their contempt towards the mere premise of it
As an alternative plot twist, how about the following? Matt Damon, whilst stranded on Mars, works out how much his rescue mission will cost. In a moment of enlightened self-sacrifice he realises that thousands of lives on Earth could be saved for the cost of saving him.
If you do get stranded, it will probably be fine. It's the North, not Neptune. And with Facebook nowadays, it's surprisingly easy to find a non-psycho semi-stranger's sofa to stay on.
Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' is a powerful and breathtaking blood drenched cinematic force - Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' leaves Matt Damon stranded on Mars - 'Fidelio : Alice's Journey', Lucie Borleteau's feature debut examines a sexually liberated woman's journey of discovery - Marc Silver's riveting documentary '3 1/2 Minutes' relates the 'loud music' killing court case.