Oh, what a lovely day!
Australia‘s film industry had an absolute banner night at today’s Oscars ceremony, which became our most successful ever.
The runaway success of Mad Max: Fury Road was the dominating story of the night, sweeping the technical awards categories and subsequently sending a whole mess of golden statues our way.
In taking out SIX of its ten nominations, the film landed Oscars for Sound Editing (David White), Film Editing (Margaret Sixel), Production Design (Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson), Sound Mixing (Ben Osmo), Makeup & Hairstyling (Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, and Damian Martin), as well as Costume Design (for Brit Jenny Beaven).
Mad Max: Fury Road now becomes the most successful Australian film ever at the awards; no other Australian film has scored more gongs on the one night.
The film’s director George Miller missed out on a nod for Best Director, which went to The Revenant‘s Alejandro G. Iñárrritu for the second year in a row. Meanwhile Fury Road also missed out on the Best Picture Oscar, which went to Spotlight in something of a boilover.
But the 6 awards that it did pick up makes Mad Max the most successful film of the year, easily beating out other multiple winner The Revenant (three awards), and Spotlight (two).
Hell. Yes. MAX!