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Written by Daniel Kirby on 15th January 2016

After months of speculation, the nominations for this year's Oscars have finally been revealed, and we’ve put together a few of the highlights and reactions so far.

As many anticipated, The Revenant leads the way with 12 nominations, however Mad Max has exceeded expectations by coming close behind with 10. Major talking points so far include the increasing belief that DiCaprio will finally get his much deserved Best Actor Oscar this year, whilst it is widely suggested that Alejandro González Iñárritu will receive his second consecutive Academy Award for Best Director after his huge success with Birdman at last year’s awards.

Interestingly Tom Hardy, who appears in both films, makes a surprise appearance as a Best Supporting Actor nominee for his part in The Revenant. Whilst positive news for British acting, some were disappointed not to see Idris Elba make an appearance for his part in Beasts of No Nation.

Speaking of British acting talent however, this year’s hopefuls do include Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years, Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies, Tom Hardy for the The Revenant and Christian Bale for The Big Short, whilst other Brits on the shortlist include Sam Smith and Nick Hornby who are up for Best Original Song and Best Adapted Screenplay respectively.

Overall this year’s Oscars looks set to be an exciting one, with its fair share of controversy and an impressive selection of talent on show. The event, which will be hosted by Chris Rock, will be held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on 28th February.