Mad Max: Fury Road has become Australia’s most successful film ever at the Oscars, scooping 6 Academy Awards in the 10 categories for which the film was nominated.
Not only doubling the previous most number of Oscars by any Australian film, Mad Max: Fury Road is the most nominated Australian Film in Oscar’s history with 10 nominations, surpassing Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge with 8 nominations.It is also the highest grossing Australian film of all time, taking over $370M at the international box office.
Mad Max: Fury Road blitzed the technical categories this year with awards for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Make-up and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and finally, Margaret Sixel, George Miller’s Wife picked up the Best Film Editing award.
“This is a testament to the maturity of the Australian Film Industry and the capabilities of local film crews and specialised technicians” Stated Paul Broderick, Chairman of SMPTE Australia section. “We’re very proud of what has been achieved by the talented crew of Mad Max: Fury Road”.
Academy Awards won by Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design
Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson
Best Film Editing
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, and Damian Martin
Best Sound Editing
Mark Mangini and David White
Best Sound Mixing
Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, and Ben Osmo
SMPTE is honoured to be hosting a behind-the-scenes look at Mad Max: Fury Road – On Location – The Technostory. Get in quick or you’ll miss out on Academy Award winning Ben Osmo, Jack Swart (Senior RF Specialist), and Greg Roberts (Lateral Linking) talking about what happened behind the scenes to create the Oscar winning Mad Max: Fury Road.