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OSCARS 2016!!! 2016 Academy Award Nominations For Best Director

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2015 and will take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. The list of nominees has published on 14/01/2016. Here is the list of nominations in the category of Best Director.

Source: http://oscar.go.com/nominees/

George Miller

Movie – Mad Max: Fury Road

Including his nomination this year for Best Picture for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, this is the sixth Academy Award nomination for George Miller. He was previously nominated for:

HAPPY FEET (2006)
Winner, Animated Feature Film

BABE (1995)
Nominee, Best Picture

BABE (1995)
Nominee, Writing (Adapted)

LORENZO'S OIL (1992)
Nominee, Writing (Original)

Lenny Abrahamson

Movie – Room

A young woman who has been held in captivity in a small shed for seven years tries to make as normal a life as she can for her five-year-old son, Jack, who knows her only as "Ma." When Ma and Jack escape their captor, Old Nick, they must cope with the outside world and forge relationships with Ma's conflicted family.

Tom McCarthy

Movie – Spotlight

ncluding his nomination this year for Original Screenplay for SPOTLIGHT, this is the third Academy Award nomination for Tom McCarthy. He was previously nominated for:

UP (2009)
Nominee, Writing (Original)

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Movie – The Revenant

Including his nomination this year for Best Picture for THE REVENANT, this is the seventh Academy Award nomination for Alejandro G. Iñárritu. He was previously nominated for:

BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (2014)
Winner, Directing

BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (2014)
Winner, Best Picture

BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (2014)
Winner, Writing (Original)

BABEL (2006)
Nominee, Directing

BABEL (2006)
Nominee, Best Picture

Adam McKay

Movie – The Big Short

Including his nomination this year for Adapted Screenplay for THE BIG SHORT, this is the second Academy Award nomination for Adam McKay.