Oscar nominations 2016: ‘Revenant’ leads with 12

Updated 4:43 PM EST, Thu January 14, 2016
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"Revenant" tops all films with 12 nods, including Leonardo DiCaprio for best actor

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CNN —  

“The Revenant” roared like a bear Thursday morning, topping all films with 12 nominations for the 88th Academy Awards.

Complete list of nominations

The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a vengeful frontiersman left for dead after a bear attack, earned nominations for best picture, best director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), best actor (DiCaprio) and – in a mild surprise – best supporting actor (Tom Hardy).

Hardy’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” also exercised some gasoline-fueled muscle. The postapocalyptic tale was second with 10 nominations, including picks for picture, director George Miller and editing.

“Spotlight,” which has dominated critics’ lists, received nominations for best picture, best director (Tom McCarthy), best supporting actor (Mark Ruffalo), best supporting actress (Rachel McAdams) and editing.