The Oscar Nominations Have Been Announced

The Oscar nominations have been announced, and yet again Leonardo DiCaprio is leftdisappointed after he was surprisingly snubbed for his role in the Revenant.

Just kidding, he made the shortlist. You can breathe again. In fact the Revenant could be in for a glorious evening after it picked up the most nominations with 12, Mad Max: Fury Road (my personal film of the year) picked up seven nominations.

Let’s take a closer look eh.

The breakdown by film is as follows:

The Revenant – 12
Mad Max: Fury Road – 10
The Martian – 7
Carol – 6
Spotlight – 6
Bridge of Spies – 6
The Big Short – 5
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 5
Room – 4
The Danish Girl – 4
Brooklyn – 3
The Hateful Eight – 3
Sicario – 3

Best picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant



Best actor in a leading role

Bryan Cranston Trumbo

Matt Damon The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant

Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl

We took the liberty of anticipatinghow Leo’s night might pan out

Best actress in a leading role.

Cate Blanchett Carol

Brie Larson Room

Jennifer Lawrence Joy

Charlotte Rampling 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan Brooklyn


Best Director

Adam McKay The Big Short

George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson Room

Tom McCarthy Spotlight

Best foreign language film

Embrace of the Serpent


Son of Saul


A War

Best original score

Bridge of Spies


The Hateful Eight


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best original screenplay

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out


Straight Outta Compton

Best adapted screenplay

The Big Short



The Martian


Best production design

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Best film editing

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best visual effects

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best actress in a supporting role.

Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara Carol

Rachel McAdams Spotlight

Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet Steve Jobs

Best actor in a supporting role

Christian Bale The Big Short

Tom Hardy The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo Spotlight

Mark Rylance Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone Creed

Best animated feature film


Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep

Boy and the Wild

When Marnie Was There

Best animated short film

Bear Story


Sanjays Superteam

We Cant Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Best live action short film

Ava Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay



Best makeup and hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Diasappeared

The Revenant

Best documentary short subject

Body Team 12

Chau Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann

A Girl in the River

Last Day of Freedom

Best sound mixing

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best sound editing

Mad Max : Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best costume design



The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Best documentary feature


Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraines Fight for Freedom

Best original song

Earned It 50 Shades of Grey

Til it Happens to You The Hunting Ground

Writings on the Wall Spectre

Manta Ray Racing Extinction

Simple Song 3 Youth

Best cinematography


Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


People have already noticed one thing about the nominations….

There we have it. What do you think? Will it be Leo’s year?

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GOT’s Battle Of The Bastards Is Now The Highest Rated TV Episode Ever

While we’re all desperately trying to dodge spoilers from tonight’s Game of Thrones finale (already broadcast in the USA), it has transpired that last week’s episode – The Battle of the Bastards – hasofficiallymade it as IMDB’s top rated TV episode of all time.

To be honest, we’re not surprised. Seeing Jon Snow beat Ramsay Bolton to a bloody pulp was satisfying (to say the least), and even before that, the acting, the special effects and the unyielding tension (when Rickon was running away from Ramsay’s arrows!) were all incredible.

92,000 people have voted on it, and it has a 10/10 rating. It’s stolen the top spot from Breaking Bad’sOzymandias (quick spoiler alert in case any of you are currently watching – or have plans to watch it) – the episode in which Hank is killed.

That has a rating of 9.7.

As far as top TV series go, Game of Thrones as a whole is only in fourth place. Band of Brothers holds the top spot, Planet Earth is second, and Breaking Bad is third.

We wouldn’t be surprised if, by the time Game of Thrones wraps up, it’s moved up a couple of places…

Roll on tonight’s finale..

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The Clingiest Girlfriend In The UK


An Ibiza-bound 24 year old was ‘taken aback’ when he first say the clingy t-shirt that his girlfriend had designed for him. 

Abbie Bartlett, 20, commissioned a garment which features a montage of photos of her and Leon Connelly with the text:

‘I love my girlfriend Abbie, I hate the girls in Ibiza, so please stay away from me.’ Let’s hope for Abbie’s sake that reverse psychology isn’t really a thing. 

Leon, a father of one, said: ‘At first I thought is she serious? She wanted me to wear it to all the big clubs like Pacha etc.

‘But now I get that it’s a joke I’m happy enough to go along with it, that’s just how our relationship is it’s just silly.’

The couple have been together for six years and have a five-year-old daughter Harley.(Sounds like you’ve got him pretty attached as it is there Abbie)


Tell us what you think, is this good old fashioned fun? Or would it freak you the hell out? 

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J.J. Abrams Explains Why ‘The Force Awakens’ Is So Similar To ‘A New Hope’

Most people agree that J.J Abrams hit it out of the park when it comes to The Force Awakens.

It got almost unanimously positive reviews (from both critics and audiences), with perhaps the only criticism being that in terms of plot, it might have been just a little bit close to A New Hope.

There’s an outsider from a sandy planet (Luke/Rey), there’s an evil leader who used to be good (Darth Vader/Kylo Ren), and then there’s the StarKiller Base, which is basically the Death Star on steroids.

Now, while some people probably saw this as playing it safe (rolling out the same old formula that worked so well back in 1977), J.J Abrams revealed (at the Tribeca Film Festival) that there was a bit more to the decision that just that…

“This movie [The Force Awakens] was a bridge and a kind of reminder; the audience needed to be reminded what Star Wars is, but it needed to be established with something familiar, with a sense of where we are going to new lands, which is very much what 8 and 9 do.The weird thing about that movie is that it had been so long since the last one. Obviously the prequels had existed in between and we wanted to, sort of, reclaim the story. So we very consciously and I know it is derided for this we very consciously tried to borrow familiar beats so the rest of the movie could hang on something that we knew was Star Wars.”

Has that satisfied you? Are you still annoyed that the plots were so similar?Or didn’t you mind too much in the first place.

Let us know in the comments!

H/T Screenrant

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Outrage In Rome After Girls Splash Around In 400-Year-Old Fountain

The Fontana dell’Acqua Paola is a beautiful fountain, constructed in 1612 to mark the end of theAcqua Paola aqueduct, it can be found in Rome, Italy.

Well, it’s either that or some paddling pool for hot (temperature wise (behave)) ladies…

That’s right, locals were furious at the sightof three girls enjoying themselves, having stripped down to bikinis, and jumping into the fountain.

Sure, temperatures had reached 32 degrees Celsius but, you know, don’t hop in the ancient fountain. Locals have gone ahead and presumed that the girls are either English or German down to their lack of respect but, as of yet, we’re in the dark.

Were they just wandering around Rome in their bikinis looking for an opportune moment to get wet? Seems too convenient, like it could be an advert for something…

Over Twitter the girls were generally criticised withone personsaying‘You should go and do something similar in England or Germany. I’m going to tomorrow in my boxer shorts and swimming cap.’ (good luck doing both in a day) and another saying “these women are so rude!

The Police were also shamed over social media for not jumping in… wrong choice of words… stopping it? As well as the photographer who people are saying should have told them off instead of taking pictures.

However, one tweeter praised them for at least making the monument relevant, saying‘These young girls are giving meaning to ancient remains that are generally ignored!‘ That’s a nice optimistic way of looking at it, isn’t it?

You’d have thought that, as long as no damage was done, it would be fine and people should chill out but I guess it comes down to a manner of respect. I don’t suppose I’d be elated if someone climbed Nelson’s Column and sat on his shoulders… I wouldn’t be that fussed but, you know, respect and stuff.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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Video: Adorable Dog Protects Baby From Scary Hoover

Warning, too damn cute!

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Guy Proposes To Girlfriend Just After She Hears Properly For The First Time

If there are two things the internet loves, it’s lovely proposals and heartwarming videos of people getting to hear or see for the first time – and these guys have managed both. And it’s seriously lovely and heartwarming.

Andrea Diaz had just had a cochlear implant put in by doctors, a device that is essentially the badass older brother of the hearing aid, and her reaction to having it turned on can be seen in a new video that’s making its rounds on the internet.

Kevin Peakman, today’s Prince Charming, tells her I wanted to make one of the first things that you hear me asking you to marry me.

Shedoesn’t even hesitate when shesays yes, and then saysI can hear your voice.

Oh, the feels.

Where hearing aids just amplify sound, cochlear implants actuallydo the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) and are inserted behind the ear. There are currently about 11,000 people using cochlear implants in the UK.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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This Is One Way To Find Out You Are Not A Pirate.


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GB Swimmer Smashes World Record On First Day Of Olympics

Team GB swimmerAdam Peaty smashed his own world record yesterday, swimming 100 metres (breaststroke) in 57.55 seconds.

He set the record last year, swimming the same distance in 57.92 seconds, and he claims that he was able to beat it this timethanks to the “adrenaline rush” he got from walking into Rio’s aquatic centre.

Speaking to the Financial Times, he said:

“As soon as I walked in, it was either fight or flight and I chose to actually get something out of it. You can either be shy of the arena or take advantage of it.”

Winning his heat, he easily qualified for tomorrow’s final, where he will be hoping to win Gold.

If he succeeds, he will be GB’s first male swimming champion in 28 years.

CyclistsChris Froome and Geraint Thomas competed in the men’s road race yesterday, but both missed out on medals.

Image Credits: Getty

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29 Smart People Jokes For You To Pretend You Understand

9. Why did it go in a second time?!

10. Frodo RAM-mins

11. Let’s get #HTML trending…

12. Dogs are the original hipsters.

13. Towards the end, they’re just saying mildly chemistry related things…

14. And here I was thinking there were 3.

15. Chocolate based word humour prevails!

16. These mole jokes are coming in thick and fast.

17. Buuuuurn.

18. Oil has no chill.

19. What’s NASA got to say to that?!

20. So damn elusive.

21.You can buy that on Amazon?

22. All the kids are doing it.

23. Or do I?

24. Toughest one?

25. “Where do astronauts hang out?”

26. Or is this the hardest?

27. Are they on a plane?

28. And the spoon is squared.

29. Kind of falls at “Ohm”

Get it?! Get it?!

Yeah… me too.

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