mad-max-fury-road-oscar-winsUsually big budget Hollywood genre films are snubbed at The Academy Awards but this year not only did ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ take home 6 Oscars but the Road to Valhalla overran a galaxy far far away.

Nominated for five Oscars compared to Mad Max’s 10, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ failed to Force themselves a single win. Sounds like Kylo Ren needs to keep practicing his stranglehold on the Dark Side if they want to pull one in for the next anthology film that is dropping in 2017. It was a great year for genre films as between the two films, they were up for 15 awards though some were overlapping.

No matter how you look at it, six out of ten wins for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is a huge win for genre fans everywhere and I’m sure that George Miller couldn’t be happier! Well, had he won Best Director and Best Film he might have been but for his film to bring home six of these shiny trophies is nothing to scoff at.

So what categories did they win?

  • Jenny Beavan – Best Costume Design – This is Beavan’s 10th Oscar nomination and second win as her previous win had been for her work on the 1986 release of ‘A Room with a View’. The other nominees were Paco Delgado for ‘The Danish Girl’, Jacqueline West for ‘The Revenant’, and Sandy Powell for both ‘Carol’ and ‘Cinderella’
  • Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, and Damian Martin – Best Makeup & Hairstyling – This is the first nomination for all three winners and they beat out Love Larson and Eva von Bahr for ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared’, and Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini for ‘The Revenant’
  • Margaret Sixel – Best Film Editing – This is her first nomination and she beat Hank Corwin for ‘The Big Short’, Stephen Mirrione for ‘The Revenant’, Tom McArdle for ‘Spotlight’, and both Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
  • Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson – Best Production Design – Another first nomination and the film beat out ‘Bridge of Spies’, ‘The Danish Girl’, ‘The Martian’, and ‘The Revenant’
  • Mark Mangini and David White – Best Sound Editing – This was Mangini’s fourth nomination and White’s first. They sounded better than ‘The Revenant’, ‘The Martian’, ‘Sicario’, and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
  • Gregg Rudloff, Chris Jenkins, and Ben Osmo – Best Sound Mixing – This marks Rudloff’s seventh nomination, Jenkins fifth,l and Osmo’s first. For this one we see the film beating out ‘The Martian’, ‘Bridge of Spies’, ‘The Revenant’, and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Are you happy to see all of the wins that ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was able to take home? Do you feel that ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ got snubbed? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Comic Book