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Oscar nominations cut their own course this awards season, departing from the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild, and favoring big-budget, Hollywood establishment films and actors for its top categories–best picture, best actor and best director.

Best Picture nominations went to eight films, one less than last year. Making the list were “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant,” “Room” and “Spotlight.”

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88th Academy Award Top Nominees for 2016

Best Picture

The Big Short: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
Bridge of Spies: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger
Brooklyn: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
Mad Max: Fury Road: Doug Mitchell, George Miller
The Martian: Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam
The Revenant: Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon
Room: Ed Guiney
Spotlight: Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revneant
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

Best Director

Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrhamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight