The Revenant topped Thursday's Oscar nominations with 12 nods.

Alejandro G. Inarritu's survival tale is up for Best Picture against The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Room and Spotlight. For the second year in a row, there are eight nominees in the category.

Inarritu will try be the third person to win back-to-back directing trophies, over Spotlight's Tom McCarthy, Mad Max's George Miller, The Big Short's Adam McKay and Room's Lenny Abrahamson, who edged out The Martian's Ridley Scott.

The Revenant star Leonardo DiCaprio looks to be cruising to his first-ever Oscar, receiving his fifth acting nod for Best Actor. His competition includes defending champ Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian) and Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs).

Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett (Carol) will aim to become the sixth person to win three Oscars. She's up against Brie Larson (Room), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn).

Supporting Globe champs Sylvester Stallone (Creed) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) also reaped nods. Stallone is the sixth person to score multiple nominations for playing the same character.

See the full list of nominees below.

The 88th Academy Awards airs Sunday, Feb. 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on ABC.

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

Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Adam McKay, The Big Short

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

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

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

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

Original Screenplay
Matt Charman, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Pete Docter, Meg LaFauve and Josh Cooley (screenplay); Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen (story), Inside Out
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff (screenplay); S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff (story), Straight Outta Compton

Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Drew Goddard, The Martian
Emma Donoghue, Room

Animated Feature
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep
When Marnie Was There

Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Theeb (Jordan)
A War (Denmark)

Documentary Feature
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Ed Lachman, Carol
Robert Richardson, The Hateful Eight
John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
Roger Deakins, Sicario

Costume Design
Sandy Powell, Carol
Sandy Powell, Cinderella
Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl
Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road
Jacqueline West, The Revenant

Documentary Short Subject
Body Team 12
Chau, beyond the lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

Film Editing
Hank Corwin, The Big Short
Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road
Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant
Tom McArdle, Spotlight
Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Makeup and Hairstyling
Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin, Mad Max: Fury Road
Love Larson and Eva von Bahr, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini, The Revenant

Original Score
Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
Carter Burwell, Carol
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario
John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Original Song
"Earned It," music and lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio, Fifty Shades of Grey
"Manta Ray," music by J. Ralph and lyric by Antony Hegarty, Racing Extinction
"Simple Song #3," music and lyric by David Lang, Youth
"Til It Happens To You," music and lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga, The Hunting Ground
"Writing's on the Wall," Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith, Spectre

Production Design
Adam Stockhausen (production design); Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich (set decoration), Bridge of Spies
Eve Stewart (production design); Michael Standish (set decoration), The Danish Girl
Colin Gibson (production design); Lisa Thompson (set decoration), Mad Max: Fury Road
Arthur Max (production design); Celia Bobak (set decoration), The Martian
Jack Fisk (production design); Hamish Purdy (set decoration), The Revenant

Animated Short Film
Bear Story
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Live Action Short Film
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Sound Editing
Mark Mangini and David White, Mad Max: Fury Road
Oliver Tarney, The Martian
Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender, The Revenant
Alan Robert Murray, Sicario
Matthew Wood and David Acord, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin, Bridge of Spies
Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo, Mad Max: Fury Road
Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth, The Martian
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek, The Revenant
Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Visual Effects
Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett, Ex Machina
Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams, Mad Max: Fury Road
Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner, The Martian
Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer, The Revenant
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould, Star Wars: The Force Awakens