The most glamorous night in Hollywood is almost upon us. The 2016 Oscars air live Sunday, February 28, and now we know which films and talent will be celebrated as the best in cinema this year with the release of the nominations Thursday morning.
Hot off of their wins at the Golden Globe Awards last Sunday night, Bravo superfans Jennifer Lawrence and Lady Gaga both earned Oscar nominations. J.Law scored a nod for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Joy. Her category is perhaps one of the most stacked with Brie Larson (Room), Cate Blanchett (Carol), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) also snagging nods. Lady Gaga is nominated along with Diane Warren for Best Original Song for penning "Til It Happens to You," which was featured in the documentary The Hunting Ground. Other contenders in that category include "Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey, "Manta Ray" from Racing Extinction, "Simple Song #3" from Youth, and "Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre.
Lady Gaga posted a heartfelt message of gratitude for the nomination on Twitter after the announcement Thursday. "This nomination lends a voice to victims & survivors all over the world. That you to THE ACADEMY for recognizing the movement of people who have come together for this film & song in the name of sexual assault. Myself and Diane are simply honored to represent the voices of so many SURVIVORS," she tweeted.
Recent Watch What Happens Live guest Jennifer Jason Leigh also scored a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in The Hateful Eight. Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), and Rooney Mara (Carol) also earned noms in that category.
These awards will of course all lead up to the announcement of Best Picture during the ceremony in February. The films that received those coveted nods include Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room, Spotlight, The Big Short, The Martian, and The Revenant.
Check out the full list of nominations here.
See Jennifer Jason Leigh's acting skills in action in a special Real Housewives of New York City edition of Clubhouse Playhouse on WWHL with Samuel L. Jackson, below.
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