Let the games begin! The 88th Academy Awards will be handed out February 28, with Chris Rock hosting for the second time, and now we know who has a shot to win those little naked gold guys. The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced the morning of Thursday, January 14.

Without further ado, here are your nominees (via Deadline):

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
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

Directing
The Big Short, Adam McKay
Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Room, Lenny Abrahamson
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Film Editing
Big Short
Mad Max
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Foreign Language Film
Embrace Of The Serpent
Mustang
Son Of Saul
A War

Original Score
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars

Production Design
Bridge Of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max
The Martian
The Revenant

Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Mad Max
The Revenant
Star Wars
The Martian

Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
Martian
Room

Original Screenplay
Bridge Of Spies
Alex Garland
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa
Boy And The World
Inside Out
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Cinematography
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Mad: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Costume Design
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Documentary Feature
Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone
Winter On Fire: Ukraine

Documentary Short Subject

Body Team 12
Chau, Bbeyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max
100 Year Old Man
The Revenant

Original Song
Fifty Shades Of Grey, "Earned It"
Racing Extinction, "Manta Ray"
Youth, "Simple Song #3"
The Hunting Ground, "Til It Happens To You"
Spectre, "Writing's On The Wall"

Animated Short Film
Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow


Live Action Short Film
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be OK
Shok
Sutter

Sound Editing
Mad Max
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing
Bridge Of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Now go ahead and compare these nominees to the Golden Globe Award winners, which were just announced -- although, granted, they have Drama vs. Comedy/Musical categories.

What do you think? Is this Leo's year? His movie, "The Revenant," led the pack with 12 nominations:



Anyone you're especially glad to see nominated, or especially ticked to see missing?

To the "snubbed" or simply overlooked stars, never fear -- Alan Rickman was never nominated for an Oscar either, and he was better than all of you.

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