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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 »
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.
“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 »
- Patrick Frater
Mad Max: Fury Road has become the most successful Australian film at the Oscars, taking home six statuettes from 10 nominations.
The record haul saw the film, directed by George Miller, overtake The Piano's previous mark of three Oscars in 1993.
The road rage epic took home awards for Production design (Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson), Film editing (Margaret Sixel), Costume Design (Jenny Beavan), Sound mixing (Ben Osmo),Sound editing (David White) and Make-up and Hairstyling (Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin and Elka Wardega.
The six oscars follows the 10 Aactas that went Mad Max: Fury Road in December last year.
Screen Producers Australia chief executive, Matthew Deaner, said Australia was well represented at this year.s Academy Awards with fifteen nominations, »
- Brian Karlovsky
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
“We Can’t Live without Cosmos” Konstantin Bronzit
Best Live Action Short Film
“Day One” Henry Hughes
Best Documentary Short Subject
“Body Team 12 »
- Jeff Beck
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, »
- Cameron Hatheway
Leave it to the Brits! The BAFTA nominations were announced and they gave us a slightly different look at the awards season! For instance, Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight," the leading Oscar contender in the U.S. just received 3 noms including Best Film, Supporting Actor for Mark Ruffalo and Original Screenplay. No Director nomination for McCarthy.
Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," a handsomely-produced period piece led the pack along with Todd Haynes' "Carol," another handsomely-produced period piece. Both films garnered nine nominations each including Best Picture. "Bridge of Spies" and "Carol" will duke it out with "Spotlight," Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's "The Revenant" (eight nominations), and Adam McKay's "The Big Short" (five nominations) for the Best Picture trophy.
So where's "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" you ask? They're relegated to the technical categories. Apparently, sequels, no matter how great they are, can't compete with originals. »
Oh how the tables have turned! While Sci-Fi and Fantasy films normally do well at the box offices while garnering critical acclaim amongst fans, they’re usually snubbed during awards season. However, things seem to be slightly changing with the list of nominees at two recent award shows. There are few hidden gems that almost seem as if they snuck-in with the rest of the bunch.
Over at the BAFTA Awards, Ex MacHina has received numerous award nominations in the following categories: Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander), Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer (Alex Garland), Original Screenplay (Alex Garland), and Special Visual Effects (Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst).
The Martian has also received numerous award nominations: Best Actor (Matt Damon), Director (Ridley Scott), Editing (Pietro Scalia), Production Design (Arthur Max, Celia Bobak), Sound (Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor), and Special Effects (Chris Lawrence, »
- Cameron Hatheway
On Friday the nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards in 2016 were revealed. The BAFTAs will be announced on Sunday, February 14 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD, with the ceremony being rebroadcast on BBC America.
Bridge of Spies and Carol each receive nine nominations. The Revenant is nominated in eight categories. Mad Max: Fury Road has seven nominations. Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina receive five nominations. Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives four nominations.
Bridge of Spies is nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Director for Steven Spielberg, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Sound. Mark Rylance is nominated for Supporting Actor.
- Michelle McCue
In an interesting turn for awards season watchers, Alicia Vikander was nominated as lead actress for "The Danish Girl." She also received mention in the supporting category for "Ex Machina." Here is the full list of nominations:
Outstanding British Film
- Kelly Woo
Nominations for the 69th annual British Academy Film Awards arrived early this morning and in welcome news, the proceedings were topped by Todd Haynes’ Carol and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies (both of which made our top 50 of the year), with 9 nominations each. Not far behind was The Revenant, which was nominated in eight categories. while Mad Max: Fury Road has seven nominations.
Following that, Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina received five nominations with Alicia Vikander picking up two acting nominations. A little film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens also managed to rack up four nominations.
Check out the full list below ahead of a ceremony on February 14th.
(presented in 2016)
- Jordan Raup
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has just announced there nominations and there’s quite a lot to process, so let’s start from the top. Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies and Todd Haynes’ gorgeous relationship drama Carol have tied for the lead with nine nominations apiece, with both films receiving nominations for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay (in their respective categories). Not far behind is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s revenge epic The Revenant with eight nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Editing.
What may come as a surprise to some is that Adam McKay’s comedy-drama about the 2008 financial crisis did rather well. It may have only received five nominations, but they were all major nods: Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), and Best Editing. Meanwhile, the film that has »
- Jeff Beck
Carol and Bridge Of Spies led the nominations with nine each, closely followed by The Revenant with eight. Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina receive five nominations. Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives four nominations.
We’ve already heard that Taron Egerton, John Boyega, Dakota Johnson, Bel Powey and Brie Larson will be up for the public vote in the prestigious Rising Star category, but the entire list of nominees in all categories were read out at the brief event at BAFTA HQ this morning.
The Ee British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 14 February 2016 and will be held for the tenth year running at the Royal Opera House, »
- Paul Heath
London — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled the nominations for its film awards Friday at it headquarters in London. “Bridge of Spies” and “Carol” led the nominations race with nine apiece.
“The Revenant” was nominated in eight categories. “Mad Max: Fury Road” has seven nominations. “Brooklyn” and “The Martian” were each nominated six times. “The Big Short,” “The Danish Girl” and “Ex Machina” received five nominations. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took four nominations.
In the major categories, “Carol,” “Bridge of Spies,” “The Big Short” and “Brooklyn” all featured prominently, followed by “The Danish Girl,” “The Revenant,” “Spotlight,” “Ex Machina” and “Steve Jobs.” Among the underperformers in the major categories were “Trumbo,” “Sicario” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
Amanda Berry, CEO of BAFTA, told Variety that the nominations were marked by the openness of the contest, with six films with more than five nominations. “It looks like »
- Leo Barraclough
The annual BAFTA film awards roll around again on February 14th, with Stephen Fry once again hosting. And it was Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw who read out the nominations for this year's gongs nice and early in London today.
Without further ado, here's what's up for said prizes in a few weeks' time.
Outstanding British Film
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