Satellite Awards Nominees Unveiled

The Big Short Still - H 2015
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The Big Short Still - H 2015

The 10 best picture nominees range alphabetically from "The Big Short' to 'Spotlight.'

Getting a jump on the competition in the rush to issue year-end awards pronouncements, the International Press Academy has unveiled nominations for its 20th annual Satellite Awards in 19 film categories and another 13 TV categories. Winners will be announced during a ceremony to be held Feb. 21 in Los Angeles.

The IPA, which was founded in 1996 and is a group of domestic and foreign journalists, issued a list of 10 best motion picture nominees that consists of The Big Short, Black Mass, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Carol, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, Sicario and Spotlight.

Seven actors are nominated for best motion-picture actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl; Johnny Depp, Black Mass; Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant; Matt Damon, The Martian; Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs; Tom Hardy, Legend; and Will Smith, Concussion. Six actresses are nominated for best motion-picture actress: Blythe Danner, I’ll See You in My Dreams; Brie Larson, Room; Carey Mulligan, Sufragette; Cate Blanchett, Carol; Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years; and Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn.

Special honors were announced for Spotlight, which will receive an Ensemble: Motion Picture Award; American Crime, Ensemble: TV; Trainwreck's Amy Schumer, an honorary Satellite for Breakthrough Comedian of the Year; and Jacob Tremblay for Room, Breakthrough Performance.

In addition, the group will give its annual Tesla Award to Hive Lighting and its co-founders Robert Rutherford and Jon Edward Miller; its Auteur Award to director Robert M. Young; and its Humanitarian Award to filmmaker Spike Lee.

Leading its TV categories are best TV drama nominees American Crime, Better Call Saul, Bloodline, Deutschland 83, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Narcos and Ray Donovan; and TV comedy/musical nominees Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jane the Virgin, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Silicon Valley, The Spoils Before Dying, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep.

A complete list of nominees can be found at