Oscar Nominations: Noms By The Numbers

UPDATE with studio rankings: 20th Century Fox’s The Revenant led all films with 12 nominations today as the 88th Oscar nominations were announced. It marked a strong showing by Fox, which also landed seven noms for Ridley Scott’s The Martian, three for specialty label Fox Searchlight’s Brooklyn, one for Joy’s Jennifer Lawrence and Original Song for Youth, and shared Bridge of Spies‘ six noms with Disney. Also on the studio scorecard, Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s Mad Max: Fury Road notched 10 noms of the studio’s 11, while Disney added eight more including from Pixar’s Inside Out and of course Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which snagged five noms but not in the marquee Best Picture category as certainly the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had hoped it would.

Other notables on the studio side: The Weinstein Company had 10 noms between Carol and The Hateful Eight and its Radius label’s docu The Hunting Ground, and upstart distrib A24 landed seven with Room (a Best Picture nom), Ex Machina and the Amy Winehouse docu Amy. Another is Bleecker Street, with a nom for Bryan Cranston in Trumbo in the studio’s first year.

Here’s a list of noms by studio and by film, with studios and production companies listed and what they’re nominated for.

NOMINATIONS BY STUDIO

20th Century Fox* – 26
Walt Disney* – 14
Warner Bros. – 11
The Weinstein Company – 10
Hanway Films (sales)- 10

A24 – 7
Open Road – 6
Paramount – 6
Focus Features – 5
Fox Searchlight – 4
Lionsgate – 4
Universal – 4
GKIDS  – 2
MGM – 2
Netflix – 2
Abramorama – 1
Bleecker Street – 1
Cohen Media Group – 1
Drafthouse Films – 1
Film Movement – 1
Magnolia Pictures – 1
Music Box Films – 1
The Orchard – 1
Oscilloscope Laboratories – 1
Participant Media – 1
Sony Pictures – 1
Sony Pictures Classics – 1
Sundance Selects – 1

*Shared distribution on Bridge Of Spies (6 noms)

NOMINATIONS BY FILM

12

The Revenant
20th Century Fox
A Regency Enterprises Production
Noms:
Leonardo DiCaprio – Performance by an actor in a leading role
Tom Hardy – Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Cinematography
Costume design
Directing
Film editing
Makeup and hairstyling
Best picture
Production design
Sound editing
Sound mixing
Visual effects

10

Mad Max: Fury Road
Warner Bros.
A Village Roadshow/Kennedy Miller Mitchell Production
Noms:
Cinematography
Costume design
Directing
Film editing
Makeup and hairstyling
Best picture
Production design
Sound editing
Sound mixing
Visual effects

7

The Martian
20th Century Fox
A 20th Century Fox Production
Noms:
Matt Damon – Performance by an actor in a leading role
Best picture
Production design
Sound editing
Sound mixing
Visual effects
Adapted screenplay

6

Bridge of Spies
Walt Disney/20th Century Fox
A DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures/Participant Media Production
Noms:
Mark Rylance – Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Original score
Best picture
Production design
Sound mixing
Original screenplay

6

Carol
The Weinstein Company
A Number 9 Films/Film4/Killer Films Production
Noms:
Cate Blanchett – Performance by an actress in a leading role
Rooney Mara – Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Cinematography
Costume design
Original score
Adapted screenplay

Spotlight
Open Road Films
An Anonymous Content/Participant Media/Rocklin/Faust/First Look Media Production
Noms:
Mark Ruffalo – Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Rachel McAdams – Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Directing
Film editing
Best picture
Original screenplay

5

The Big Short
Paramount
A Paramount Pictures Production
Noms:
Christian Bale – Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Directing
Film editing
Best picture
Adapted screenplay

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Walt Disney
A Lucasfilm Production
Noms:
Film editing
Original score
Sound editing
Sound mixing
Visual effects

4

The Danish Girl
Focus Features
A Working Title Films Production
Noms:
Eddie Redmayne – Performance by an actor in a leading role
Alicia Vikander – Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Costume design
Production design

Room
A24
An Element Pictures Production
Noms:
Brie Larson – Performance by an actress in a leading role
Directing
Best picture
Adapted screenplay

3

Brooklyn
Fox Searchlight
A Wildgaze Films Production
Noms:
Saoirse Ronan – Performance by an actress in a leading role
Best picture
Adapted screenplay

The Hateful Eight
The Weinstein Company
A Weinstein Company Production
Noms:
Jennifer Jason Leigh – Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Cinematography
Original score

Sicario
Lionsgate
A Thunder Road Production
Noms:
Cinematography
Original score
Sound editing

2

Ex Machina
A24
A DNA Films Production
Noms:
Visual effects
Original screenplay

Inside Out
Walt Disney
A Pixar Animation Studios Production
Noms:
Best animated feature film
Original screenplay

Steve Jobs
Universal
A Legendary Pictures/Scott Rudin Productions/The Mark Gordon
Company/Entertainment 360/Decibel Films/Cloud Eight Films Production
Noms:
Michael Fassbender – Performance by an actor in a leading role
Kate Winslet – Performance by an actress in a supporting role

1

45 Years
Sundance Selects
A The Bureau Production
Nom:
Charlotte Rampling – Performance by an actress in a leading role

Amy
A24
An On the Corner Films Production (A24)
Nom:
Documentary feature

Anomalisa
Paramount
A Paramount Pictures Production
Nom:
Best animated feature film

Boy and the World
GKIDS
A Filme de Papel Production
Nom:
Best animated feature film

Cartel Land
The Orchard
An Our Time Projects/The Documentary Group Production
Nom:
Documentary feature

Cinderella
Walt Disney
A Walt Disney Pictures Production
Nom:
Costume design

Creed
Warner Bros
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Production
Nom:
Sylvester Stallone – Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Embrace of the Serpent
Oscilloscope Laboratories
A Ciudad Lunar Producciones Production
Nom:
Best foreign language film (Colombia)

Fifty Shades of Grey
Universal
A Universal Pictures/Focus Features Production
Nom:
Original song – “Earned It”

The Hunting Ground
Radius
A Chain Camera Pictures Production
Nom:
Original song – “Til It Happens To You”

Joy
20th Century Fox
A Fox 2000 Pictures Production
Nom:
Jennifer Lawrence – Performance by an actress in a leading role

The Look of Silence
Drafthouse Films/Participant Media
A Final Cut for Real Production
Nom:
Documentary feature

Mustang
Cohen Media Group
A CG Cinema Production
Nom:
Best foreign language film (France)

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
Music Box Films
A Nice FLX Pictures/Nice Drama/FLX Comedy/Buena Vista International (Sweden)/Embassy Films/FLX/Film i Väst/Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning/TV4 Sweden Production
Nom:
Makeup and hairstyling

Racing Extinction
Abramorama
A Ripple Effect Production
Nom:
Original song – “Manta Ray”

Shaun The Sheep Movie
Lionsgate
An Aardman Production
Nom:
Best animated feature film

Son of Saul
Sony Pictures Classic
A Laokoon Filmgroup Production
Nom:
Best foreign language film (Hungary)

Spectre
Sony Pictures Releasing
An Eon Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures Production
Nom:
Original song – “Writing’s On The Wall”

Straight Outta Compton
Universal
A Legendary Pictures/CubeVision/Crucial Films/New Line Cinema Production
Nom:
Original screenplay

Theeb
Film Movement
A Bayt Al Shawareb Production
Nom:
Best foreign language film (Jordan)

Trumbo
Bleecker Street
A ShivHans Pictures/Groundswell Production
Nom:
Bryan Cranston – Performance by an actor in a leading role

A War
Magnolia Pictures
A Nordisk Film Production
Nom:
Best foreign language film (Denmark)

What Happened, Miss Simone?
Netflix
A RadicalMedia/Moxie Firecracker Production
Nom:
Documentary feature

When Marnie Was There
GKIDS
A Studio Ghibli Production
Nom:
Best animated feature film

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Netflix
A Pray for Ukraine Production
Nom:
Documentary feature

Youth
Fox Searchlight
An Indigo Films Production (Fox Searchlight)
Original song – “Simple Song #3”
(1 nomination)

  1. Some really weird voting this year- The Revenant- costumes- set direction -Really. I don’t think so. old rags are old rags. Its an ok film, doesn’t deserve 12 nominations at all
    And its it amazing how The Martian noms for best pic- and nobody directed it -Really ?
    Carol should have been on the best films list. Ex Machina only two nominations.

    1. There are eight Best Picture nominees and only five for Director. Do the math: At least three directors were not going to be nominated. You can quibble with the choices, but the “pictures don’t direct themselves” argument is nonsense in light of simple arithmetic.

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