Kurt Russell failed to hear his name mentioned at this morning’s Oscar nominations, but The Hateful Eight actor isn’t going away from today entirely empty-handed.
Horror magazine Fangoria has published the ballot for its annual Chainsaw Awards and Russell’s work on his other Western of 2015, director S. Craig Zahler’s cannibalistically-inclined Bone Tomahawk, has been rewarded with a nomination for Best Actor. He’ll compete against Mark Duplass (Creep), Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak), Lou Taylor Pucci (Spring), and Henry Rollins (He Never Died).
In the Best Actress category, meanwhile, Re-Animator star Barbara Crampton has been nominated for her turn as a grieving mother in Ted Geoghegan’s ghost story, We Are Still Here, and will be battling it out against Abigail Breslin (Maggie), Maika Monroe (It Follows), Ryan Simpkins (Anguish), and Susanne Wuest (Goodnight Mommy).
The nominees for Best Wide-Release Film are Crimson Peak, The Gift, It Follows, Krampus, and The Visit. The Final Girls, Some Kind of Hate, We Are Still Here, and the New Zealand vampire-comedy What We Do in the Shadows are all up for Best Limited-Release/Direct-to-Video Film.
The full ballot for the Chainsaw awards can be found at the official Fangoria website. Winners will be announced in March.