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Hamptonites Earn 2016 Oscar Nods

The 2016 Academy Award nominations have been announced, and a number of East End familiars are on the prestigious list of Oscar hopefuls.

Hamptons visitor Jennifer Lawrence is nominated in the Best Actress category for Joy, while Montauk lover Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for Best Actor for his acclaimed performance in Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s The Revenant. Both Lawrence and DiCaprio won Golden Globes on January 10 for these performances.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, who played Emily’s deranged mama Kara on Hamptons-set drama Revenge, got a Best Supporting Actress nod for Quentin Tarentino’s The Hateful Eight.

Kate Winslet is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Steve Jobs, based on the excellent biography of the late Apple founder by East Hampton’s Walter Isaacson. Winslet’s performance recently earned her the Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.

Hamptonites who attended the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival may have seen What Happened, Miss Simone, which is nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

East Hampton composer Carter Burwell received a Best Original Score nomination for Carol, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt. Starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, and set in 1950s New York, the film tells the tale of two women from disparate backgrounds who end up in an unexpected love affair.

The winners will be announced at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The event will be broadcast live on ABC, starting with red carpet coverage at 7 p.m. EST. The ceremony, hosted by Chris Rock, begins at 8:30 p.m. EST.

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