Oscar 2016 nominations: Will Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY get his hands on a gong?

All the nominees for this year's awards, which are being announced LIVE from LA

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by Emmeline Saunders |
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The day is finally upon us: will Leonardo DiCaprio get one step closer to fondling a gold man in his rugged hands?

We’re talking, of course, about the Oscar 2016 nominations, which were revealed at 8.30am in LA (lunchtime for us Brits).

With today’s sad news of Alan Rickman’s death, people on Twitter were been calling on the Academy to pay tribute to the legendary actor when it released the list of nominees.

The Academy Awards take place on Sunday 28 February in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Here’s the list of last year’s winners, including Eddie Redmayne’s Best Actor nod for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.

Eddie’s also been listed in this year's nominations for his role as transgender Lilli in The Danish Girl. He’ll go head-to-head with Leonardo for The Revenant, which many are calling Leo’s best work to date.

Scroll down to hear what heat's very own film critic Charles Gant thinks of the nominations.

Oscars 2016 nominations

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress


Film Editing

Foreign Language Film

Original Score

Best Picture

Production Design

Visual Effects

Adapted Screenplay

Original Screenplay

Animated Feature Film


Costume Design

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short Subject

Makeup and Hairstyling

Original Song

Animated Short Film

Live Action Short Film

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

heat's Charles Gant says:

"heat couldn't be happier with the Oscar nominations. Among the eight titles nominated for Best Picture, we awarded - or are awarding - five stars to virtually all of them, including The Big Short, Bridge Of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Room and Spotlight.

There's nothing nominated that we didn't love. In terms of shocks and upsets, Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight has done worse than expected, missing out on Screenplay. I also expected Steve Jobs to get a Screenplay nod for Aaron Sorkin. Films with show-offy dialogue got no love from the voters this year. Critics' darling Carol has also done worse than expected. heat was very mixed on that film.

Looking at Variety's latest predictions published yesterday, they had Johnny Depp in line for a Best Actor nomination for Black Mass. Instead, that nomination went to Matt Damon for The Martian – but that's hardly an upset. They also had The Danish Girl's Alicia Vikander in line for a Best Actress nomination. Her loss is Joy's Jennifer Lawrence's gain. I thought Vikander was more likely to be nominated than her Danish Girl co-star Eddie Redmayne, who did get the nod from the Academy. Go figure.

Tom Hardy, Supporting Actor for The Revenant – not many were predicting that. His inclusion, and The Revenant's 12 nominations overall, puts the film at the front of the pack to win the big awards on Oscar night. The film is simply phenomenal."

Oscars 2015: ALL the red carpet looks from last year


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Kelly Osbourne1 of 38

Kelly Osbourne

Early arrival Kelly O opted for a dramatic black dress with a hi-lo hemline and sultry lace sleeves.

Guiliana Rancic2 of 38

Guiliana Rancic

Kelly's E! co-presenter Guils did Lady In Red with daring sheer panels. Loving the matchy-matchy pout, babes.

Louise Roe3 of 38

Louise Roe

Brit babe Lou nailed red carpet chic in her multi-blue printed gown and on-trend slickback.

America Ferrera4 of 38

America Ferrera

Ugly Betty cutie America wowed in a mossy Jenny Packham floorsweeper.

Patricia Arquette5 of 38

Patricia Arquette

Nominee Patricia looked chic in a monochrome.

Anna Kendrick6 of 38

Anna Kendrick

Our first total YAY of the night, Anna in peachy Thakoon with pretty beauty.

Jamie Chung7 of 38

Jamie Chung

Oh hello Belle of the Ball! Jamie Chung in Yanini Couture is giving us total goosebumps.

Karolina Kurkova8 of 38

Karolina Kurkova

Profesh beautiful person Karolina donned a pale pink sheath, perfectly coordinating with the backdrop.

Margot Robbie9 of 38

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie with brand new hair slinking around in a noir robe-style frock with the best red pout we've seen so far.

Dakota Johnson10 of 38

Dakota Johnson

She didn't wear grey? WHAAAAT! Well, the scarlet YSL is still pretty fit. Lucky, Dakota J.

Marion Cotillard11 of 38

Marion Cotillard

Je t'aime Marion! The French actress did kooky couture in Dior with the prettiest beauty.

Rosamund Pike12 of 38

Rosamund Pike

We're having a serious moment looking at Rosamund in her red frock. How the eff did she have a baby recently? What a total BEAUT.

Felicity Jones13 of 38

Felicity Jones

We adore Felicity but that frock screams bad bridesmaid.

Naomi Watts14 of 38

Naomi Watts

Naomi opted for a cut-out silver dress with a funny brick-like print and cropped top.

Zoe Saldana15 of 38

Zoe Saldana

How incred does Zoe look post-twin-babies! That oyster pink shade is to die for.

Chrissy Teigan16 of 38

Chrissy Teigan

Hair and make up > YES. The top half of that frock > YES. The too-close crotch split > errr...

Lupita Nyong'o17 of 38

Lupita Nyong'o

A dress made of pearls shouldn't work but on Lupita, red carpet rebel with a cause, it SO does.

Sienna Miller18 of 38

Sienna Miller

Oh hello babein' mama in sleek Oscar de la Renta. And that make up is on-FLEEK.

Cate Blanchett19 of 38

Cate Blanchett

We're a bit underwhelmed by Cate's blah-blah bore-off LBD. Soz, love.

Anna Wintour and Bea Schaffer20 of 38

Anna Wintour and Bea Schaffer

HOLD THE PHONE. Big boss lady of Vogue Anna W isn't wearing dark florals!? Luckily her daughter is otherwise we might have fainted. AW went for a very out-of-character pale pink gown with matchy fluff.

Julianne Moore21 of 38

Julianne Moore

Jules wore custom-Chanel like it was no biggy. What a dude.

Kerry Washington22 of 38

Kerry Washington

Kerry's peachy dress was niiiice but a bit dull-bridesmaid.

Reese Witherspoon23 of 38

Reese Witherspoon

Reese in monochrome Tom Ford with sleek locks = our Oscars jam.

Chloe Moretz24 of 38

Chloe Moretz

Chloe the glowy's hair and beauty was spot-on but her frock leaves us feeling a bit sad. Like she's been made to wear a fancy bedspread.

Rita Ora25 of 38

Rita Ora

Our girl Reets went goth glam in a black 'n' gold fishtail number with white-blonde locks and nude lips.

Scarlett Johansson26 of 38

Scarlett Johansson

New mum Scar-Jo and her ridic bod (srsly, how can we get that?) went down the Poison Ivy route. As in, Batman. Not the plant.

Emma Stone27 of 38

Emma Stone

Now THIS is how you do green on the rouge carpet. Em wore the prettiest embellished peridot gown, perfectly complementing her auburn hair. What a BABE.

Gwyneth Paltrow28 of 38

Gwyneth Paltrow

Excellent bod, gorge face but that dress is way too Bridesmaids for our liking. Is that decoupage on your shoulder?

Jennfier Hudson29 of 38

Jennfier Hudson

Looking like a lemon dream in a strapless number with bright ear drops.

Nicole Kidman30 of 38

Nicole Kidman

Well THIS is a departure for Nic! We're not really sure... Are you?

Jennifer Lopez31 of 38

Jennifer Lopez

Erm, how pretty does J-Lo look in Elie Saab?! She is an actual princess. Can't Deal.

Andrea Riseborough32 of 38

Andrea Riseborough

There's something a bit undone about Andrea. Even when she's 'done'.

Jenna Dewan33 of 38

Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan looked very nice in her chic LWD with crystal detailing.

Jessica Chastain34 of 38

Jessica Chastain

Oh. Em. GEE. Jessica Chastain, are you secretly Jessica RABBIT?

Lady Gaga35 of 38

Lady Gaga

Did someone get caught doing the housework before the Oscars?

Keira Knightley36 of 38

Keira Knightley

How pretty does preggers KK look in her nude, embroidered Valentino? Answer: VERY.

Jennifer Aniston37 of 38

Jennifer Aniston

Jen-An looked great in her simple nude frock with sunkissed locks.

Solange Knowles38 of 38

Solange Knowles

Ever the red carpet redegade, Solange wore wide-legged trews with a trailing tunic top by Christiano Siriano.

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