The nominations are out! Here are some facts that are, well, a little bit interesting. See the full list of 2016 Oscar Nominations here.
1. Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant Tied In All the Same Categories
Both films were nominated in the exact same categories, with 10 nominations each. The Revenant also got two acting nods with Best Actor and Supporting Actor nominations, bringing The Revenant total to 12.
2. All White Acting and Supporting
It’s another white year for the Oscars. There’s a chance, however unlikely, that these actors were the best this year. But beating out blockbuster performances by Samuel L. Jackson, Micheal B. Jordan, Idris Elba, and Will Smith? At least you can narrow down your options when predicting the nominations next year…
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives 5 nominations, 2 more than the first prequel
Nothing but tech here. At least The Force Awakens is fairing better than Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace.
4. The Revenant is the Lowest Rated Best Picture Nomination
According to Rotten Tomatoes, The Revenant is the lowest rated film to get a Best Picture nomination with a tomato score of 81%.
5. Brooklyn is the Top Rated Best Picture Nomination
According to Rotten Tomatoes, Brooklyn is the top film to get a nomination with a tomato score of 98%.
6. Leonardo DiCaprio’s fifth Acting Nomination
Funny enough… at this point it’s probably better for Leo to not win the Oscar. It’s arguably better to be known for being one of the top actors not to have won the elusive award, so he can go down with the likes of Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole, who had seven and eight nominations respectively, without ever winning.
7. Best Picture Nominations Starring Women
Yep, it’s 2015 and women are starring in films good enough to be nominated for Best Picture. This year there are three: Brooklyn, Room and Mad Max: Fury Road.