J ust days after the Golden Globes, the official list of nominees in the running for the Oscars has been announced. Frontrunners Bridge of Spies, The Martian and The Revnant are all drawing buzz as are leading actors and actresses Leondardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett. Take a look at the hottest categories, and their nominees, leading up to the 88th Academy Awards:

BEST PICTURE

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • 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

  • COSTUME DESIGN

  • Carol
  • Cinderella
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant

 

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
  • The Revenant

  • ORIGINAL SONG

  • "Earned It" — Fifty Shades of Grey
  • "Manta Ray" — Racing Extinction
  • "Simple Song #3" — Youth
  • "Til It Happens to You" — The Hunting Ground
  • "Writing's on the Wall" — Spectre
  • The Oscars will be held on February 28, 2016 in Los Angeles. Stay tuned to Buro 24/7 Middle East for more Oscars buzz.