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The Oscars 2016 nominations announced: see who's up for an award

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Sejal Kapadia Pocha
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The nominations for the 2016's Academy Awards are here.

John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs took to the stage in Los Angeles today to announce who is in the running for Hollywood's most coveted accolade.

In the best actress category, Cate Blanchett is up for a gong for her role in Carol, alongside Jennifer Lawrence for uplifting drama Joy, Brie Larson in Room, Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn and Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years.

Over in the best supporting actress category, Kate Winslet secured a nod for her performance in the biopic Steve Jobs.

Other big contenders for this year include The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne, financial crisis drama The Big Short and Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies.

There were no real surprises but Fifty Shades of Grey did bag a place in the nominations hall of fame, for best original song - Earned It performed by The Weeknd.

The 88th Oscars awards ceremony takes place on 28 February and will be hosted by Chris Rock.

Come see nominations from all the major categories:

Best Picture

The Big Short

The Revenant

Spotlight

The Martian

Mad Max: Fury Road

Carol

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Straight Outta Compton

Room

Best actress

Brie Larson, Room

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Best actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Best actress in a supporting role

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Rooney Mara, Carol

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Best actor in a supporting role

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Best director

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Adam McKay, The Big Short 

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Best original screenplay

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Matt Charman, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen, Bridge of Spies 
Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, and Alan Wenkus, Straight Outta Compton
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley, Inside Out
Alex Garland, Ex Machina

Best adapted screenplay

__Drew Goddard, The Martian
Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, The Big Short
Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Emma Donahue, Room

Best 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