George Miller Is A Ball Of Joy In ‘Rove & Sam’ Chat Post-‘Mad Max’ Sweep

In case ‘ya missed a lil’ thing called ‘F YEAH ‘STRAYAN FILM’ yesterday – also known as ‘Mad Mad: Fury Road‘ cleans up at the Oscars – George Miller‘s dystopian film yesterday won about a bajillion little gold statues.

It became the most Oscar’ed film in Australian history and won more than any other film last night, including front-runner ‘The Revenant‘.

The full list of ’em:

Film Editing: Margaret Sixel

Costume Design: Jenny Beavan

Makeup: Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

Sound Editing: Mark Mangini and David White

Sound Mixing: Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloss and Ben Osmo

Production Design: Production design by Colin Gibson; set decoration by Lisa Thompson

Basically, this was the entire cast / crew / Australia:

This morning, director George Miller gave his first post-Oscars interview to 2Day FM’s Rove & Sam, and apart from a hectically cringy moment when Rove came up with #GeorgeSquad for Miller’s ~Oscar party posse~ and Sam Frost declared “that should be trending”, it was a cute ‘lil interview with a v. hungover and v. happy director. 

“We never expected to even be in the race, and to see so many gold statues was fantastic,”
he said.

He heaped praise on his wife – Margaret Sixel – who picked up the gong for Film Editing.

“Initially she was a bit sceptical about doing it [editing ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’],” he said. “She was like, ‘This is a big, action movie, why do you think I could do it?’, and I said, ‘Because it will be different to all the other big, action movies’. There’s a tendency for people to follow the style of other movies, but in this case this needed its own special style.

“I also knew just how good she was, and I turned out to be right in this case! Really really good.”

Here she is, winning like a champ:

George also dropped the goss that two people tried and failed to sneak into the Vanity Fair’s 2016 Oscars Party using fake Oscars. (Which, btw, ~everyone who is anyone~ was at last night, looking like straight-up fire.)

“If you don’t have a ticket, one way you get in is with an Oscar,” he said. “And last night, they picked up two fake Oscars that people tried to get in with.

“Luckily Margaret’s was a real one so we got in.”

Listen to the full interview below:

Photo: Getty / Jeff Vespa.