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LOS ANGELES (Web Desk/Agencies) – Oscars organizers on Thursday began announcing the names of the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards, which will be handed out next month.

The ceremony begins with nominations in technical categories. Nominations for the major prizes including best picture were expected towards the end of the roughly 15-minute announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscar statuettes are displayed at Times Square Studios 23 January 2006 in New York. The statuettes will be presented to winners of the 78th Academy Awards 05 March 2006 in Hollywood.
Oscar statuettes are displayed at Times Square Studios 23 January 2006 in New York. The statuettes will be presented to winners of the 78th Academy Awards 05 March 2006 in Hollywood.

Industry watchers have been hard-pressed this year to predict which movies and actors will be headed for Oscars glory on February 28 — the pinnacle of Hollywood’s awards season — and many are betting on some surprises.

Oscar best actor nominees

The following are the nominees for the best actor Oscar, which will be handed out on February 28:

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”.

Oscar best foreign film nominees

The following are the nominees for the best foreign language film Oscar, which will be handed out on February 28:

“Embrace of the Serpent” (Colombia)

“Mustang” (France)

“Son of Saul” (Hungary)

“Theeb” (Jordan)

“A War” (Denmark).

Oscar best director nominees

The following are the nominees for the best director Oscar, which will be handed out on February 28:

Adam McKay, “The Big Short”

George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “The Revenant”

Lenny Abrahamson, “Room”

Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight” .

Oscar best supporting actress nominees

The following are the nominees for the best supporting actress Oscar, which will be handed out on February 28:

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”.