A short animated film by Indian-American artist Sanjay Patel has been nominated for the Oscars in the "Short Film Animated" category. The Pixar film is about a young Indian boy who imagines Hindu gods as superheroes. It is inspired by Patel's own childhood in the United States when he felt conflicted by the modern world and the Hindu traditions of his Indian-origin family. The seven-minute film premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France last year.

The Martian and The Revenant were among eight films nominated for Best Picture, with their lead actors Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio also in the running for Best Actor. The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu is one of the favourites to win in his category, while DiCaprio is also looking to bag his first Oscar. The film also leads the Oscar field with as many as 12 nominations.

The Oscars, or the Academy Awards, will be presented at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 28. Here is a complete list of the nominees:


"The Big Short"

"Bridge of Spies"


"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"




Cate Blanchett, "Carol"

Brie Larson, "Room"

Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"

Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years"

Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"


Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"

Matt Damon, "The Martian"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"

Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"

Supporting actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight"

Rooney Mara, "Carol"

Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight"

Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"

Supporting actor

Christian Bale, "The Big Short"

Tom Hardy, "The Revenant"

Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight"

Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"

Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"


Adam McKay, "The Big Short"

George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, "The Revenant"

Lenny Abrahamson, "Room"

Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

Animated feature film


"The Boy and the World"

"Inside Out"

"Shaun the Sheep Movie"

"When Marnie Was There"

Foreign language film

"Embrace of the Serpent" (Colombia)

"A War" (Denmark)

"Mustang" (France)

"Son Of Saul" (Hungary)

"Theeb" (Jordan)

Animated short film

"Bear Story"


"Sanjay’s Super Team"

"We Can’t Live without Cosmos"

"World of Tomorrow"

Live action short

"Ave Maria"

"Day One"

"Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)"



Documentary feature


"Cartel Land"

"The Look of Silence"

"What Happened, Miss Simone?"

"Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom"



"The Hateful Eight"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"


Visual effects

"Ex Machina"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Makeup and hairstyling

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared"

"The Revenant"

Film editing

"The Big Short"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"


"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"