Mad Max: Fury Road drives through 2016 Oscars with 6 awards

Amidst #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the 88th Academy Awards aired with a number of surprises. Among these were George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, which took home six awards on the night.

The fourth entry into the Mad Max action film franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road won awards for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design, Makeup and Hair Styling, Film Editing, and Costume Design. It was also nominated for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, and Visual Effects.

While those awards don’t necessarily showcase the movie’s strengths, it is still an impressive haul.

The Mad Max series started in 1979 with the low-budget first entry, Mad Max. It was later followed up Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior in 1981, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome in 1985.

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Other surprise outcomes of the evening included Leonardo DiCaprio winning best actor for The Revenant, and the Hateful Eight taking home awards for best supporting actress and Original Score.

The full list of Oscar winners:

  • Best Picture – Spotlight
  • Best Actress – Brie Larson for Room
  • Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
  • Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight
  • Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies
  • Best Director – Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant
  • Best Animated Feature Film – Inside Out
  • Best Original Screenplay – Spotlight
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – The Big Short
  • Best Foreign Language Film – Son of Saul
  • Best Animated Short Film – Bear Story
  • Best Live Action Short – Stutter
  • Best Documentary Feature – Amy
  • Best Documentary Short – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
  • Best Cinematography – The Revenant
  • Best Visual Effects – Ex Machina
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Film Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Costume Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Original Song – Writing’s on the Wall for Spectre
  • Best Sound Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Sound Mixing – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Production Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Best Original Score – The Hateful Eight

While there were speculations around the internet exploding and world economies coming to a halt if Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar, that has yet to happen.



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