Fassbender, Winslet earn Oscar nods for roles in Steve Jobs film

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Awards season continues to be kind to the stars of Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed one nomination apiece on Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet for their roles in the film.

Fassbender is up against Bryan Cranston, Eddie Redmayne, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matt Damon for best actor in a leading role. Winslet takes on Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rachel McAdams, and Rooney Mara for best actress in a supporting role.

Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels were left out, as were director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

The Oscar nods mark the second time this season that Winslet and Fassbender have been recognized for their work on the film. Both were nominated — alongside Sorkin — for Golden Globes, which both Winslet and Sorkin took home.

Steve Jobs's critical success is a welcome upgrade from the relative failure of the film at the box office. It was unable to recoup its production and marketing costs during its domestic run, but wide international distribution has just begun.

The film will be available on digital services starting Feb. 2, with DVD and Blu-ray releases to follow.