“Mad Max:Fury Road” is winning a lot of design awards so far. Almost ALL of them. Sound Editing AND Sound Mixing. Best Production Design, Best Hair and Make-Up AND the all important Best Editing, which was done by director George Miller’s wife, Margaret Sixel! They cut to Alejandro J. Inarritu who is up for directing “The Revenant” when Ms. Sixel won, and he didn’t look too happy although his brilliant cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki just won his unheard-of third Oscar in a row. Editing, you see, is thought to be key to winning Best Picture. Sometimes. Often, but not always.
“Ex Machina” just broke “Mad Max”s winning strike by winning Best Visual Effects! Alicia Vikander’s OTHER movie this year. It’s HER year, like the keep saying about the probable winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson. This was the only surprise so far this evening, I have to say.
It was a two way battle between “Mad Max:Fury Road” and “The Revenant” and so far “Mad Max” is the one piling up the Oscars like crazy.I’ve sincerely lost count.
This is for the below-the-line categories. They’re still giving them out. This is the part of this epic, where, if you were at a party, you’d be hitting the bar.