What a lovely day for 'Mad Max: Fury Road' at the Oscars – CNET
If you’re a fan of “Mad Max: Fury Road” (and if you’re not, seriously, what’s wrong with you?), then you’ve got plenty of reasons to be happy with tonight’s Academy Awards so far. Six reasons, to be exact.
Oscar voters have already given six awards to the critically acclaimed summer blockbuster starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron including: costume design, makeup, sound editing, sound mixing, production design and film editing.
So far, “Mad Max: Fury Road” has only lost one of its 10 nominations to writer and director Alex Garland’s sci-fi drama “Ex Machina” for Best Visual Effects. Director George Miller’s film has two more nominations for Best Directing and Best Picture, according to the official Oscars website.
Miller spoke with CNET’s Claire Reilly back in October about how the visual style of the costumes and set pieces helped tell the epic story of an abducted drifter and a renegade driver who team up to save rescue sex slaves from a water-hoarding tyrant and his army of octane-fuelled drones.
“At a simple level, you’re not trying to use dialogue as exposition, you’re using it as part of behaviour, and language itself is distorted,”Miller said in his interview. “The one thing I will say about a movie like this is it’s basically visual music. So the vision has primacy.”
The evening may not be over for “Mad Max” and the other films up for awards but Miller’s film has already won the honorable distinction of being Australian’s most Oscar nominated and Oscar winning film. The Hollywood Reporter reported in January that “Mad Max: Fury Road” beat the previous record holder “Moulin Rouge” that scored eight nominations and two wins at the Academy Awards in 2001.