PHOTOS: ‘Revenant’ leads Oscar noms with 12, only white actors again

Leonardo DiCaprio
This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows, Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from the film, "The Revenant." DiCaprio and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu talked to Associated Press about braving the extremes to create the survival and revenge epic "The Revenant." The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Jan. 8, 2016. (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) – The brutal frontier saga “The Revenant” leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.

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The strong showing for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his best-picture winning “Birdman.”

George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” followed with 10 nominations, including best picture. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic “The Martian” landed 7 nominations, including best picture, but no best director nod for Scott.

The Oscars will be live on News 10 ABC on Sunday February 28.

For a complete list of nominees, CLICK HERE.

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