Special: The Oscars 2016 (88th Academy Awards)

The Oscars 2016 The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), is scheduled to take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Actor Chris Rock will host the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 77th ceremony held in 2005.

During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Academy Awards of Merit (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories:

Categories

Nominations

Best Picture
The Big Short
The Big Short
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner
Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies
Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Marc Platt
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller and Doug Mitchell
The Martian
The Martian
Mark Huffam, Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Michael Schaefer
The Revenant
The Revenant
Keith Redmon, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan and Steve Golin
Room
Room
Ed Guiney
Spotlight
Spotlight
Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin and Michael Sugar
Best Director
Adam McKay
Adam McKay
The Big Short
George Miller
George Miller
Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu
The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson
Lenny Abrahamson
Room
Tom McCarthy
Spotlight
Best Actor
Bryan Cranston
Trumbo
Matt Damon
Matt Damon
The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
The Danish Girl
Best Actress
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
Carol
Brie Larson
Brie Larson
Room
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
Joy
Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
45 Years
Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
Brooklyn
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale
Christian Bale
The Big Short
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
Spotlight
Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
Creed
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara
Carol
Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
Spotlight
Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Steve Jobs
Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies
Matt Charman, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Ex Machina
Ex Machina
Alex Garland
Inside Out
Inside Out
Ronnie del Carmen, Josh Cooley, Meg LeFauve and Pete Docter
Spotlight
Spotlight
Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
Alan Wenkus, S. Leigh Savidge, Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short
The Big Short
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Nick Hornby
Carol
Carol
Phyllis Nagy
The Martian
The Martian
Drew Goddard
Room
Room
Emma Donoghue
Best Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa
Anomalisa
Rosa Tran, Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman
Boy & the World
Boy & the World
Alê Abreu
Inside Out
Inside Out
Jonas Rivera and Pete Docter
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Richard Starzak and Mark Burton
When Marnie Was There
When Marnie Was There
Yoshiaki Nishimura
Best Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent
Embrace of the Serpent
Ciro Guerra
Mustang
Mustang
Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Son of Saul
Son of Saul
László Nemes
Theeb??
Theeb??
Naji Abu Nowar
A War
A War
Tobias Lindholm
Best Documentary – Feature
Amy
Amy
James Gay-Rees and Asif Kapadia
Cartel Land
Cartel Land
Tom Yellin and Matthew Heineman
The Look of Silence
The Look of Silence
Signe Byrge Sørensen and Joshua Oppenheimer
What Happened, Miss Simone?
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Justin Wilkes, Amy Hobby and Liz Garbus
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
Den Tolmor and Evgeny Afineevsky
Best Documentary – Short Subject
Body Team 12
Body Team 12
Bryn Mooser and David Darg
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Jerry Franck and Courtney Marsh
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Adam Benzine
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Last Day of Freedom
Last Day of Freedom
Nomi Talisman and Dee Hibbert-Jones
Best Live Action Short Film
Ave Maria
Ave Maria
Day One
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay
Everything Will Be Okay
Friend
Friend
Stutterer
Stutterer
Best Animated Short Film
Bear Story
Bear Story
Prologue
Prologue
Sanjay's Super Team
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live Without Cosmos
We Can't Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow
World of Tomorrow
Best Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Martian
The Revenant
The Revenant
Sicario
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Sound Mixing
Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Martian
The Revenant
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Production Design
Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Martian
The Revenant
The Revenant
Best Cinematography
Carol
Carol
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The Revenant
Sicario
Sicario
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Eva von Bahr and Love Larson
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
Damian Martin, Elka Wardega and Lesley Vanderwalt
The Revenant
The Revenant
Robert Pandini, Duncan Jarman and Siân Grigg
Best Costume Design
Carol
Carol
Cinderella
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The Revenant
Best Film Editing
The Big Short
The Big Short
Hank Corwin
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
Margaret Sixel
The Revenant
The Revenant
Stephen Mirrione
Spotlight
Spotlight
Tom McArdle
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon
Best Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Martian
The Revenant
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens