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Eight films are nominated for the best picture Oscar this year.
The Revenant leads all nominated films with a total of 12, followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10.
Also vying for the award in the top category are The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, The Martian, Room and Spotlight.
The Big Short
Adam McKay’s all-star comedy vehicle is about a bunch of Wall Street wiseguys who made a mint during the financial crisis. Read the review.
Bridge of Spies
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg reteam for the true-life espionage tale. Read the review.
Saoirse Ronan stars in the immigrant love story, adapted from Colm Toibin’s novel set in the early 1950s. Read the review.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron headline George Miller’s reboot of his cult postapocalyptic franchise. Read the review.
Ridley Scott adapts Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel about an astronaut, played by Matt Damon, left stranded and struggling to survive on Mars. Read the review.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a man struggling to survive in the wild in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s bloody, bruising frontier epic. Read the review.
Brie Larson stars as a mother forced to raise her child in a single room in Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of the popular novel by Emma Donoghue. Read the review.
Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams play Boston Globe reporters trying to expose a cover-up of sexually abusive priests in Tom McCarthy’s fact-based drama. Read the review.
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