Oscars 2016: Academy high-fives 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

January 14, 2016 3:02 PM

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After swiftly climbing to the top of the all-time domestic box-office chart, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” added to its larder with five Academy Award nominations Thursday.

J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the venerable space saga earned nods for film editing, original score, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects, but missed out on a best picture nomination. A long shot at best in that category, “The Force Awakens” was hampered by its December opening and the fact that ...

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