BLOW IT UP: Tom Hardy (Mad Max) strides over a Mercedes in an explosive scene from Mad Max: Fury Road.
BLOW IT UP: Tom Hardy (Mad Max) strides over a Mercedes in an explosive scene from Mad Max: Fury Road. Jasin Boland

Mad Max: Fury Road steamrolls the Oscars

THE Aussies came, saw and conquered at today's Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

It was already a record year with 15 Australians nominated.

While leading lady Cate Blanchett lost out on Best Actress to Brie Larson, eight Australians did take home awards thanks to the technical achievements of Mad Max: Fury Road.

All of the winners thanked Chinchilla-born director George Miller for his creative vision they helped to bring to life on the big screen.

"Us Mad Maxers are doing OK tonight," said Best Editing winner and Miller's partner Margaret Sixel.

"To be honored tonight is more than we could even have hoped for."

Other first-time Aussie nominees and winners from the Mad Max crew included Damian Martin, Elka Wardega and Lesley Vanderwalt for hair and makeup, Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson for production design, David White for sound editing and Ben Osmo for sound mixing.

The film bagged six Academy Awards in total. The Revenant won three but was surprisingly pipped to the Best Picture award by Spotlight, which also won Best Original Screenplay.

 

2016 Oscars winners

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight*

 

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant*

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

 

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room*

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

 

Best Director

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

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies*

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

 

Best Supporting Actress

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)

Mustang (France)

Son of Saul (Hungary)*

Theeb (Jordan)

A War (Denmark)

 

Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out*

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

 

Best Documentary Feature

Amy*

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

 

Best Documentary Short Film

Body Team 12

Chau, Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness*

Last Day of 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

 

Best Cinematography

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant*

Sicario

 

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

Ex Machina*

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Best Costume Design

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Carol

The Revenant

Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan*

 

Best Production Design

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

The Martian

The Revenant

Mad Max: Fury Road*

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road*

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

 

Best Editing

The Big short

Spotlight

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mad Max: Fury Road*

 

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road*

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Best Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road*

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


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