After much anticipation, the 2016 Oscar nominations are in. On Thursday morning, the Academy announced the list of Oscar nominations 2016, which included Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Matt Damon and more. And some of the top films nominated for a 2016 Academy Award include “The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Martian.”
The 88th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Comedian Chris Rock is back to host Hollywood’s biggest night out, after previously hosting the glamorous affair in 2005.
Find out which actors, actresses and directors received Academy Award nominations for 2016, as well as their net worths.
The Money Behind the 88th Academy Awards
A tremendous amount of money goes into making the Academy Awards happen each year. Everyone from sponsors to attendees pays a premium to have a part in Hollywood’s most exclusive award show.
Despite last year’s Academy Awards having the lowest ratings since 2010 — a drop from 43.7 million in 2014 to 37.3 million in 2015, according to Variety — ABC had almost sold out advertising spots for this year’s show by October 2015, at a record-high price somewhere between $1.8 million to $2 million for a 30-second spot.
Advertisers aren’t the only ones willing to pay up. According to the New York Post, ticket prices for the 2015 Oscars soared to $750 for Mezzanine 1, $350 for Mezzanine 2 and $150 for the worst seats in the house. Consequently, most people are forced to make do with an Oscar viewing party at home.
Last year, the Academy rolled out a 16,500-square-foot red carpet for Oscar winners, nominees and guests, with an estimated price tag of $25,000 to $30,000, reports TIME Money. Nominees always receive a first-class swag back, and last year’s was worth $125,000 — including a $20,000 gift certificate to have their horoscopes analyzed.
Surprisingly, the highly coveted Oscar statue is only worth an estimated $400. However, those who take one of these gold-plated statues home can expect a pay increase of $500,000 to $3.9 million. And An Oscar-winning film typically sees a box office earnings increase of $3 million.
In total, Hollywood spends more than $100 million to campaign for the Oscars during awards season, with the campaign for the night’s Best Picture winner typically averaging $10 million. Being the host city of the Academy Awards is also incredibly profitable to the Greater Los Angeles area, as the event brings $130 million into the local economy, reports TIME.
Oscars 2016 Best Picture Nominees: Which Film Dominated the Box Office?
From “Mad Max: Fury Road” to “The Revenant,” see which films received 2016 Oscar nominations for Best Picture — and which ones soared at the box office.
|2016 Best Picture Nominees||Production Budget||Total Worldwide Box Office Gross|
|“The Martian”||$108 million||$597.1 million|
|“Mad Max: Fury Road”||$150 million||$375.8 million|
|“Bridge of Spies”||$40 million||$154.3 million|
|“The Revenant”||$135 million||$74.1 million|
|“The Big Short”||$28 million||$54 million|
|“Spotlight”||$20 million||$29 million|
|“Brooklyn”||$11 million||$22.7 million|
|“Room”||$13 million||$5.2 million|
“The Martian” clearly dominated the box office, bringing in nearly $600 million worldwide. “Mad Max: Fury Road” is a distant second and “Bridge of Spies” is third.
Although many have raved about “The Revenant,” it will need to nearly double its current worldwide box office gross to break even — which is highly possible thanks to its Oscar nomination. The same can be said for “Room,” which has only generated $5.2 million in revenue but had a $13 million budget.
Oscars 2016 Best Actors Nominees: Which Actor Has the Highest Net Worth?
|2016 Best Actor Nominees||Film||Net Worth||Worldwide Lifetime Gross Total|
|Leonardo DiCaprio||“The Revenant”||$245 million||$6.5 billion|
|Matt Damon||“The Martian”||$90 million||$6.1 billion|
|Michael Fassbender||“Steve Jobs”||$30 million||$2.7 billion|
|Bryan Cranston||“Trumbo”||$30 million||$2.1 billion|
|Eddie Redmayne||“The Danish Girl”||$4 million||$876.2 million|
Leonardo DiCaprio Net Worth: $245 million
Leonardo DiCaprio plays 19th century bear trapper Hugh Glass in “The Revenant.” The actor’s total net worth is $245 million, and DiCaprio’s films have brought in a total of $6.5 billion at the box office worldwide.
DiCaprio has not won an Academy Award yet, though he’s been nominated six times.
Matt Damon Net Worth: $90 million
In “The Martian,” Matt Damon takes on the role of Mark Watney, a NASA astronaut who must fight to survive when stranded on Mars. His total net worth is $90 million, and Damon’s movies have earned a total of $6.1 billion at the box office worldwide.
Damon has one Oscar under his belt, thanks to his performance in “Good Will Hunting.”
Michael Fassbender Net Worth: $30 million
Michael Fassbender was Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the movie “Jobs.” The actor’s net worth is $30 million, and Fassbender’s films have grossed a total of $2.7 billion at the box office worldwide.
This is Fassbender’s second Oscar nomination.
Bryan Cranston Net Worth: $30 million
Bryan Cranston played the role of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in “Trumbo.” He has a total net worth of $30 million. Cranston’s films have grossed $2.1 billion at the box office worldwide.
The 2016 Oscars is Cranston’s first Oscar nomination.
Eddie Redmayne Net Worth: $4 million
In “The Danish Girl,” Eddie Redmayne plays the role of Einar Elbe, a Danish painter who undergoes sex reassignment surgery. Redmayne’s net worth is currently $4 million, but is likely to rise as he won the 2015 Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role for his work on “The Theory of Everything.”
His movies have grossed a total of $876.2 million at the box office worldwide.
Oscars 2016 Best Actress Nominees: Which Actress Has the Highest Net Worth?
|2016 Best Actress Nominees||Film||Net Worth||Worldwide Lifetime Gross Total|
|Jennifer Lawrence||“Joy”||$60 million||$4.7 billion|
|Cate Blanchett||“Carol”||$45 million||$8 billion|
|Charlotte Rampling||“45 Years”||$15 million||N/A|
|Brie Larson||“Room”||$10 million||N/A|
|Saoirse Ronan||“Brooklyn”||$2.5 million||$603.8 million|
Jennifer Lawrence Net Worth: $60 million
In “Joy,” Jennifer Lawrence takes on the role of Joy Mangano, a millionaire entrepreneur, single mother and “queen of HSN.” Lawrence’s net worth is $60 million, and her films have earned $4.7 billion at the box office worldwide.
This is Lawrence’s fourth Academy Award nomination. She won the Oscar in 2012 for Best Actress in “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Cate Blanchett Net Worth: $45 million
Cate Blanchett plays a wealthy married woman named Carol who falls in love with another woman. Her total net worth is $45 million. Blanchett’s films have earned a total of $8 billion at the box office worldwide.
Blanchett has a total of seven Oscar nominations, and two Oscar wins for “Blue Jasmine” and “The Aviator.”
Charlotte Rampling Net Worth: $15 million
Charlotte Rampling takes on the role of Kate Mercer, a woman whose decades-long marriage is suddenly threatened, in “45 Years.” Rampling’s net worth is $15 million.
This is her first Academy Award nomination.
Brie Larson Net Worth: $10 million
In “Room,” Brie Larson plays Ma, a woman who was imprisoned in a backyard shed with her 5-year-old son. Larson’s net worth is $10 million.
This is Larson’s first Oscar nomination as well.
Saoirse Ronan Net Worth: $2.5 million
Saoirse Ronan portrays Ellis Lacey in “Brooklyn,” a film about a woman who immigrates to America from post-war Ireland. Ronan’s net worth is currently $2.5 million, but this Oscar nod is likely to give that a boost in the near future. Her movies have earned a total of $603.8 million at the box office worldwide.
Oscars 2016 Best Director Nominees: Which Director Has the Highest Net Worth?
|2016 Best Director Nominees||Film||Net Worth||Worldwide Lifetime Gross Total|
|Adam McKay||“The Big Short”||$40 million||$777.5 million|
|Alejandro G. Iñárritu||“The Revenant”||$20 million||$419.2 million|
|George Miller||“Mad Max: Fury Road”||$15 million||$979.9 million|
|Tom McCarthy||“Spotlight”||N/A||$66.6 million|
Adam McKay Net Worth: $40 million
“The Big Short” director Adam McKay’s net worth is $40 million. His movies have generated $777.5 million at the box office worldwide. McKay now has two Oscar nominations under his belt.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Net Worth: $20 million
This is the seventh Oscar nomination and could be the fourth Oscar win for director Alejandro G. Iñárritu (“The Revenant”), whose films have earned a total of $419.2 million worldwide at the box office. His total net worth is $20 million.
George Miller Net Worth: $15 million
“Mad Max: Fury Road’ director George Miller has a net worth of $15 million. His films have earned a total of $979.7 million at the box office worldwide. This is Miller’s sixth Oscar nomination. He previously won an Oscar for 2006’s “Happy Feet.”
Tom McCarthy Net Worth: Unknown
Tom McCarthy’s movies have earned a total of $66.6 million at the box office. His net worth is unknown, and “Spotlight” marks his third Oscar nomination.
Lenny Abrahamson Net Worth: Unknown
Lenny Abraham’s most popular films are “Room,” “What Richard Did,” “Frank” and “Garage.” His net worth and total box office earnings are currently unknown. This is his first Academy Award nomination.
Oscar Nominations 2016 – Live
Tune into the Oscars 2016 on Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT to see who this year’s Academy Award winners will be.