Movie fans and celebrities from around the world will be looking forward to the up and coming Oscars, one of the biggest annual events on the movie industry calendar. This is the 88th Academy Awards and no doubt some of the biggest names in Hollywood will be present and will be hoping to walk away with one of those coveted statuettes when the winners are announced on February 28th 2016.
There is a diverse and exciting line-up when it comes to the nominations for this year’s Oscars, with a huge variety of talent being nominated. Some of the key categories that everyone will have their eyes on include best picture, best actor, best actress and best director amongst others and based on the nominations the game is really on this year. Those watching the Oscars will be able to see some of the world’s richest celebrities come together including the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, who despite earning millions for everything from starring in movies to opening casinos such as the one he opened in China last year, is still hankering to take home one of these awards.
Some of the key nominations for the 2016 Oscars
There are some great movies that have been nominated for this year’s Oscars, including The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Room, Spotlight and The Revenant amongst others. With such a diverse selection, it will be interesting to see which of these manages to secure the Best Picture award, as they have all received great reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Speaking of The Revenant, the star of the movie Leonardo DiCaprio has also been nominated for Best Actor for his role in the film. Leo earned a fortune as the starring actor in this wilderness based movie, which is set in the 1820s. Of course, Leo is no stranger to earning big bucks – in fact, only last year he was paying millions of dollars simply for opening the Studio City casino resort in Macau, China along with Robert de Niro and Martin Scorcese. The popularity of these casino resorts has soared over recent years and having celebrities present for grand opening such as this has helped to further cement their success. Of course, gambling has been a popular form of entertainment for many years with even the Romans enjoying a flutter in their time and many people continue to enjoy gambling at resorts such as these today. Are you feeling lucky? Well, the good news that online gambling has also taken off over recent years so you can head to sites such as Lucky Nugget casino to partake in a range of casino and slot games.
Other actors that have been nominated for this award include Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Matt Damon for The Martian, Michael Fassbender for his role in Steve Jobs, and Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl. The actresses that have been put up for the Best Actress award include Cate Blanchett for Carol, Brie Larson for Room, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy, Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years and Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn.
There is plenty of directing talent on the nominations list for this year’s Oscars as well, which includes Alejandro G. Inarritu for The Revenant. Others on the list include Tom McCarthy for Spotlight, George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road, Adam McKay for The Big Short, and Lenny Abrahamson for Room.