ByMark Newton, writer at Creators.co
Movie Pilot Associate Editor. Email: [email protected]
Mark Newton

This Sunday see's the culmination of the several months of mass-movie award distribution that is the award season. Over this time, the contenders have lined their swag bags with SAG Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs, but no award cabinet -- or DVD cover for that matter -- is complete without the illustrious Academy Award.

It's hard to predict the Oscars, and even a mass of nominations doesn't necessarily mean you're going to home victorious. However, the more nominations the have, the better your chances of at least nabbing one Oscar. With that in mind, here are the 6 movies which have acquired the most nominations across all the categories.

12 Nominations - The Revenant

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson

Nominated for:

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Tom Hardy
  • Best Achievement in Directing
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design
  • Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Best Achievement in Production Design

10 Nominations - Mad Max: Fury Road

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

Nominated for:

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Achievement in Directing
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design
  • Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Best Achievement in Production Design

7 Nominations - The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain

Nominated for:

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Matt Damon
  • Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Best Achievement in Production Design

6 Nominations - Bridge of Spies

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda

Nominated for:

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Mark Rylance
  • Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • Best Achievement in Production Design

6 Nominations - Carol

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

Nominated for:

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Cate Blanchett
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Rooney Mara
  • Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design
  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

6 Nominations - Spotlight

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keeton, Rachel McAdams

Nominated for:

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Mark Ruffalo
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Rachel McAdams
  • Best Achievement in Directing
  • Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing

Which movie do you think will dominate this year's Oscars?

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