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When it comes to 2016 Academy Award nomination surprises, they're (mostly) happy surprises, with plenty of people and movies that garnered unexpected Oscar nominations. So whether it's an incredible and worthy film doing much better than expected (Mad Max: Fury Road received 10 nominations, including Best Picture) or a near perfect indie that grew bigger and bigger, reaching the heights of a Best Picture nom (Room), this year's Oscar noms were full of pleasant surprises.

From well-deserved, but still surprising, career Oscars (Sylvester Stallone in the Best Supporting Actor category for Creed) to comedy directors trying their hands at drama (Adam McKay, director of Anchorman, was nominated for Best Director for The Big Short), you're sure to be surprised by some of the choices made by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

These are the biggest 2016 Oscar nomination surprises! Vote up the actors and films you're most surprised to see among the esteemed Oscar hopefuls.

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Tom Hardy Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, The Revenant 

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Lenny Abrahamson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Lenny Abrahamson Nominated for Best Director, Room

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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Mad Max: Fury Road Nominated for Best Picture

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Sylvester Stallone Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Creed

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Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Rachel McAdams Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Spotlight

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Lady Gaga Nominated for Best Original Song, The Hunting Ground

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Inside Out Nominated for Best Original Screenplay

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Adam McKay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Adam McKay Nominated for Best Director, The Big Short

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Charlotte Rampling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Charlotte Rampling Nominated for Best Actress, 45 Years

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Fifty Shades of Grey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Fifty Shades of Grey Best Original Song, " Earned It"  

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Room is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Room Nominated for Best Picture

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Alicia Vikander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Alicia Vikander Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Danish Girl

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When Marnie Was There is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
When Marnie Was There Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Best Actress, Joy

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Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Saoirse Ronan Nominated for Best Actress, Brooklyn

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Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Bryan Cranston Nominated for Best Actor, Trumbo

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Cinderella Nominated for Best Costume Design

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Jennifer Jason Leigh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Jennifer Jason Leigh Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, The Hateful Eight

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Mustang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Mustang Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

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George Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
George Miller Nominated for Best Director, Mad Max: Fury Road

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The Big Short is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
The Big Short Nominated for Best Picture

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Brie Larson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest 2016 Oscar Nomination Surprises
Brie Larson Nominated for Best Actress, Room