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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Wins Big at Oscars 2016

29 February 2016 9:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shortly after Mad Max: Fury Road's release in May, many fans started wondering if this blockbuster would have any shot at winning Best Picture at The 88th Annual Academy Awards, which were handed out last night. As it turns out, Mad Max: Fury Road did end up taking home the most Oscars, winning six, but it was largely shut out of the major categories, such as Best Picture and Best Director, for George Miller's work behind the camera. Mad Max: Fury Road was actually one of just three movies that ended up taking home multiple awards last night.

Mad Max: Fury Road's wins were largely in technical categories, taking home Oscars for Best Costume Design (Jenny Bevan), Best Production Design (Colin Gibson; Katie Sharrock, Lisa Thompson), Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin, Elka Wardega), Best Film Editing (Margaret Sixel), Best Sound Editing (Mark Mangini, David White »

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Gives Australia Biggest Ever Oscar Haul

28 February 2016 10:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Australian is reveling in the multiple Oscar award successes for “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

On Sunday night the George Miller-directed post-apocalyptic sequel collected six of the technical awards on offer, rewarding eight Australians.

The previous best total for Australia was six Oscars in four categories in 1996, when Miller’s “Babe” and Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart” amassed hauls.

Australian winners in the best production design category were Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson.

“It never ceases to annoy me how many people it takes to make me look competent,” said Gibson in his on stage acceptance speech. “To get one of these, you’ve got an idea of the multitudes of Australians, New Zealanders, Brits, Americans, South Africans, Namibians who all came together under George’s vision to bring you a tale about a man with mental health issues, an amputee amazon and five runaway sex slaves. So I’d like »

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Predicting The 88th Annual Academy Awards

24 February 2016 8:45 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The 88th Annual Academy Awards are just around the corner on Sunday evening, so once again, it’s time to lay down my predictions for who has the best chance of winning in each of the 24 categories, along with a bit of analysis as to why they appear to be the frontrunners. As usual, I’ll start from the smallest categories and work my way up, so let’s get started:

Best Animated Short Film

“Bear Story” Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

PrologueRichard Williams and Imogen Sutton

“Sanjay’s Super Team” Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle

“We Can’t Live without Cosmos” Konstantin Bronzit

World of TomorrowDon Hertzfeldt

Best Live Action Short Film

Ave MariaBasil Khalil and Eric Dupont

“Day One” Henry Hughes

“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)” Patrick Vollrath

ShokJamie Donoughue

StuttererBenjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Best Documentary Short Subject

Body Team 12 »

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Mad Max: Fury Road Gets 10 Academy Award Nominations

14 January 2016 11:24 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

What a lovely day to win an Oscar! The Academy Awards announced their nominees this morning, and Mad Max: Fury Road came in second for most nominations behind The Revenant. It’s a nice change from the typical epic dramas that always get nominated every year, and now the road to the Oscars will be a furious one. In fact, it’s the first action movie to ever be nominated for Best Picture. I only hope if George Miller wins Best Director, he’ll spray his teeth silver up on stage while accepting the award. Here are the nominations Mad Max has received:

Best Picture Best Director (George Miller) Best Film Editing (Margaret Sixel) Best Cinematography (John Seale) Best Costume Design (Jenny Beavan) Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin) Best Production Design (Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson) Best Sound Editing (Mark Mangini and David White) Best Sound Mixing (Chris Jenkins, »

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