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Austin’s 2016 Oscar nominee: Don Hertzfeldt

10:02 am Jan. 14, 2016

Austin-based filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt is an Oscar nominee for the animated short “World of Tomorrow.”

Joe Gross wrote this about his movie earlier this year:

Austin animator Don Hertzfeldt’s phenomenal sci-fi short film “World of Tomorrow” is

The complete list of Oscar nominees

9:32 am Jan. 14, 2016

“The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a brutal frontier drama, led the pack of Oscar nominees on Thursday with 12. DiCaprio and supporting actor Tom Hardy were nominated, as was director Alejandro G. Inarittu. It

And one more thought on Oscars …

8:18 am Jan. 14, 2016

The Oscars are really white again. No nomination for Idris Elba of “Beasts of No Nation.” No best pic nom for “Straight Outta Compton.”

But Mexico continues its running streak with Inarittu getting a nom for best director. Could he repeat after winning for “Birdman” last year?

Some early thoughts on the Oscar noms…

8:10 am Jan. 14, 2016

The Academy could have had 10 best picture nominees, but decided otherwise. “Inside Out” could have been in there. It got a best animated feature nom, but it could easily be a best picture nom.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Carol” could have been in the top nominees. But nope, the Academy decided to snub ’em. Same thing happened to “Straight Outta Compton.”

Of the main nominees, “The Revenant” appears to

Visual effects nominees

8:05 am Jan. 14, 2016

“Ex Machina,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Film editing nominees

8:04 am Jan. 14, 2016

“The Big Short,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant,” “Spotlight” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Supporting actress nominees

8:02 am Jan. 14, 2016

Jennifer Jason Leigh for “The Hateful Eight,” Rooney Mara for “Carol,” Rachel McAdams for “Spotlight,” Alicia Vikander for “The Danish Girl” and Kate Winslet for “Steve Jobs.”

Supporting actor nominees

8:01 am Jan. 14, 2016

Sly is back. Sylvester Stallone gets a supporting actor nomination for “Creed.” Also in the running: Christian Bale for “The Big Short,” Mark Ruffalo for “Spotlight,” Mark Rylance for “Bridge of Spies” and Tom Hardy for “The Revenant.”

Original screenplay nominees

7:59 am Jan. 14, 2016

“Bridge of Spies,” “Ex Machina,” “Inside Out,” “Spotlight,” “Straight Outta Compton”

Adapted screenplay nominees

7:58 am Jan. 14, 2016

Adapted screenplay nominees: “The Big Short,” “Brooklyn,” “Carol,” “The Martian,” “Room”