Article by Cameron Hatheway.

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, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo)
  • Best Visual Effects (Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams)

EX MACHINA, STAR WARS, and THE MARTIAN also received nominations, but the big surprise was definitely MAD MAX, so hopefully it will win a lot of awards and prove that genre doesn’t matter, as long as it’s a well-made movie.

For a full list of the nominees, check out