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Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant; Sylvester Stallone in Creed TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX; WARNER BROS.

Award season moved into the homestretch on Thursday with the announcement of the 88th annual Academy Award nominations.

Sylvester Stallone proved to be the season’s big comeback story, earning a Best Supporting Actor nod for his beloved turn in Creed, alongside heavy favorites Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Alicia Vikander.

The Oscars – to be presented Feb. 28 – honor the year’s top films in 24 categories.

And the nominees are:

Best Motion Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

By PeopleSouthFloridaReporter.com, Jan. 14, 2016