Mad Max: Fury Road claims Australian record for most Academy Award nominations
Mad Max: Fury Road.
George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road has collected 10 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.
This is the most nominations ever for an Australian film.
Despite breaking the Aussie record it was still only the second most nominated film overall this year.
Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant took that mantle and will provide stiff competition for the road rage epic come awards night.
Cate Blanchett has also been nominated for best actress in leading role for her potrayal of a housewife who is threatened with losing custody of her daughter because of a relationship with another woman in Carol.
Mad Max: Fury Road surpassed Moulin Rouge's previous record haul of eight nominations, of which it won for costume design and set decoration.
Miller won the animated feature film Oscar for Happy Feet in 2007.
The ten nominations include: Best Picture Doug Mitchell and George Miller (Producers) for Mad Max: Fury Road; Director George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road Production Design Colin Gibson (Production Design); Lisa Thompson (Set Decoration) for Mad Max: Fury Road; Visual Effects Andrew Jackson (UK/AUS), Tom Wood (UK/AUS), Dan Oliver and Andy Williams (UK) for Mad Max: Fury Road; Film Editing Margaret Sixel (SA/AUS) for Mad Max: Fury Road; Makeup and Hair Styling Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin for Mad Max: Fury Road; Sound Mixing Chris Jenkins (US), Gregg Rudloff (US) and Ben Osmo for Mad Max: Fury Road; Sound Editing Mark Mangini (US) and David White for Mad Max: Fury Road; Costume Design Jenny Beavan (UK) for Mad Max: Fury Road; Cinematography John Seale for Mad Max: Fury Road.
Screen Australian chief executive, Graeme Mason said: “We are beyond thrilled to see Dr George Miller and his Mad Max: Fury Road team gain the recognition they so richly deserve,” he said.
“I’m particularly pleased to see so many technical, production and design artists nominated – an area in which Australia continues to excel, and a reminder of the skill it takes to create a world like that of Mad Max.”
“It’s no surprise that Cate Blanchett’s work on Carol has also been recognised, further cementing her place as one of Australia’s great screen talents and cultural ambassadors.”
Full nominations list:
Best actor nominations:
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Best actress nominations
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Best director nominations:
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Best supporting actor nominations:
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best supporting actress nominations:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Best foreign language film:
Embrace of the Serpent” (Colombia)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
A War (Denmark)
Best animated feature:
Boy and the World
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There
Best documentary feature:
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Best original screenplay:
Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Inside Out – Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley and Ronnie Del Carmen
Spotlight – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton – Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus Best adapted screenplay:
The Big Short – Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
The Martian – Drew Goddard
Room – Emma Donoghue
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best original score: Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
Carter Burwell, Carol
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Johann Johannsson, Sicario
John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best original song:
Earned It from Fifty Shades of Grey
Manta Ray from Racing Extinction
Simple Song #3 from Youth
Til It Happens To You from The Hunting Ground
Writing’s On The Wall from Spectre
Best visual effects:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens