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Oscar Nominations: 'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Lead the Race

The harrowing survival epic "The Revenant" leads the Oscar race with 12 nominations, including best picture.

The acclaimed film also scored nods for star Leonardo DiCaprio, director Alejandro González Iñárritu and supporting actor Tom Hardy. Iñárritu nabbed three Oscars last year for "Birdman."

The high-octane action thriller "Mad Max: Fury Road" followed with 10 nominations, including best picture.

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"The Martian," Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure with Matt Damon, racked up seven nominations, including best picture.

The best picture field also includes the financial-meltdown saga "The Big Short," the coming-of-age tale "Brooklyn," the wrenching character study "Room," the Cold War-era thriller "Bridge of Spies" and the journalism docu-drama "Spotlight."

"Carol," a lesbian romance set in the 1950s, and "Straight Outta Compton," a biopic about the hip-hop group N.W.A., were shut out of the best picture race. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" also failed to land a spot in the top category, but it was recognized for various technical achievements.

The acting categories were, for the second year in a row, populated entirely by white performers. Michael B. Jordan, celebrated for his lead role in the Rocky reboot "Creed," was one notable omission.

Here's the full list of nominees:

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett, "Carol"
  • Brie Larson, "Room"
  • Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"
  • Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years"
  • Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"

Best Actor

  • Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"
  • Matt Damon, "The Martian"
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"
  • Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"
  • Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"
Image: A still from the movie "Mad Max: Fury Road"
"Mad Max: Fury Road." Warner Brothers

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 Supporting Actor

  • Christian Bale, "The Big Short"
  • Tom Hardy, "The Revenant"
  • Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight"
  • Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"
  • Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

Best Picture

  • "The Big Short"
  • "Bridge of Spies"
  • "Brooklyn"
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road"
  • "The Martian"
  • "The Revenant"
  • "Room"
  • "Spotlight"
Matt Damon in "The Martian" 20th Century Fox

Best Directing

  • "The Big Short"
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road"
  • "The Revenant"
  • "Room"
  • "Spotlight"

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"
"The Big Short" Paramount Pictures

Best Foreign Film

  • "Embrace the Serpent" (Colombia)
  • "Mustang" (France)
  • "Son of Saul" (Hungary)
  • "Theeb" (Jordan)
  • "A War" (Denmark)

Best Animated Feature

  • "Anomalisa"
  • "Boy and the World"
  • "Inside Out"
  • "Shaun and the Sheep Movie"
  • "When Marnie Was There"

Best Visual Effects

  • "Ex Machina"
  • "Mad Max"
  • "The Martian"
  • "The Revenant"
  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" LucasFilm

Best Score

  • "Bridge of Spies"
  • "Carol"
  • "The Hateful Eight"
  • "Sicario"
  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Best 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")

Best Cinematography

  • "Carol"
  • "The Hateful Eight"
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road"
  • "Sicario"
  • "The Revenant"
Jennifer Jason Leigh in "The Hateful Eight." The Weinstein Company

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • "Mad Max: Fury Road"
  • "The 100-Year Old Man"
  • "The Revenant"

Best Production Design

  • "Bridge of Spies"
  • "The Danish Girl"
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road"
  • "The Martian"
  • "The Revenant"

Best Film Editing

  • "The Big Short"
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road"
  • "The Revenant"
  • "Spotlight"
  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci and Brian d'Arcy James in "Spotlight" Open Road Films

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"
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Best Short Film, Animated

  • "Bear Story"
  • "Prologue"
  • "Sanjay's Super Team"
  • "We Can't Live Without Cosmos"
  • "World Of Tomorrow"

Best Short Film, Live Action

  • "Ave Maria"
  • "Day One"
  • "Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)"
  • "Shok"
  • "Stutterer"