It may be a bear of a night at the Oscars.
The frontier survival drama “The Revenant” led the pack with 12 Academy Award nominations Thursday, including best picture, director and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
The post-apocalyptic “Mad Max: Fury Road” had 10 nominations including best picture and director for George Miller. The other best picture nominees were “Brooklyn,” “Spotlight,” “The Martian,” “Bridge of Spies,” “The Big Short” and “Room.”
Sylvester Stone nabbed a supporting actor nomination for “Creed” and “Straight Outta Compton” got a surprise nod for screenplay.
The biggest snubs included “Bridge of Spies” director Steven Spielberg and “The Martian” director Ridley Scott (though both were nominated as producers in best picture category).
It also was another bad year for diversity, with no nominations in the acting categories for people of color and an overwhelmingly white lineup for other categories. Left out were “Creed’s” director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan, Idris Elba of “Beasts of No Nation” and “Straight Outta Compton” director F. Gary Gray or any cast member.