Oh what a lovely day, as fans of Mad Max: Fury Road may be elated to hear that the studio has decided to launch an Oscar Campaign for the beloved summer film.
Major studios typically set up gigantic Oscar campaigns for any films that stand a snowball’s chance in hell, and usually for any type of Oscar they can get. It is why Marvel, DC, and the big blockbusters of the year usually scrap a few nominations in the special effects department, and why studios usually ask for actors to be considered who are safe bets for a nomination.
The website is small, only featuring Black Mass and Mad Max: Fury Road, as films that debut later in the year may be featured and placed on this list. Warner Bros. still has Our Brand is Crisis, The 33, Creed, and In the Heart of the Sea all due out this year.
For Mad Max, the studio asks for Oscar nominations for nearly every single aspect of the film, ranging from Charlize Theron for Best Actress, George Miller for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, to Best Sound Mixing and Best Cinematography nods.
It’s pretty cool to see Warner Bros. put up a “For Your Oscar Consideration” ad for Mad Max. The R-rated film grossed $375 million worldwide against a $150 million production budget. However, it has an astounding 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 89% on Metacritic. The film is one of the best publically received and reviewed films of the year, right up there with Kingsman: The Secret Service and Ex Machina. It’s great to see Warner Bros. have even the slightest amount of faith in a film so beloved by the critics.
Stay tuned to The Nerd Stash as we follow George Miller’s journey through the wasteland and possibly on the way to an Oscar nomination.