Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant

‘The Revenant’ leads Oscar nominations with 12 nods

Pioneer-era drama “The Revenant” led the Oscar nominations with 12 nods, including best picture.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 14, 2016) (A.M.P.A.S.) – Pioneer-era drama “The Revenant” led the Oscar nominations on Thursday (January 14) with 12 nods, including best picture. The film also landed a best actor nomination for Leonardo DiCaprio, best director for Alejandro Inarritu and best supporting actor for Tom Hardy.

Among its other honors were nods for Cinematography, Sound Editing and Mixing, Costume and Make-Up, and Visual Effects.

In the film, DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a taciturn, greasy-haired 1820s fur trapper left for dead in the wilderness by his own hunting team after being mauled by a bear that rips his throat.

In a fight for survival, Glass treks through snow-covered forests, gets swept away in a waterfall, sleeps inside the carcass of a disemboweled horse and hungrily eats raw bison liver before making it back to his camp.

DiCaprio has already won a Golden Globe for the role, and he tops pundits’ forecasts to take home the best actor Oscar at the Feb. 28 Academy Awards ceremony.

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