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Mad Max Fury Road - Sandstorm Scene

Sandstrom Battle Scene from Mad Max: Fury Road

Awards season roller coaster that has continued from the year before.


The "Oscars So White" phase has taken a turn for the worst this year as Chris Rock has come to host the Oscars for the second time in history. It has even caused some of the blacks in the film industry including Will Smith and his wife Jada to boycott the event by refusing to go. At the ceremony, there were many surprises including supporting actor, where Mark Rylance KO'd Sylvester Stallone and visual effects, in which Ex Machina won over blockbuster Star wars: The Force Awakens. Mad Max: Fury Road had done Australia proud, by breaking the record for most wins by an Australian film. As for Best Picture, Spotlight became the first film since 1952's The Greatest Show On Earth to win no more than 2 trophies. Debbie Reynolds received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award while 2 honorary Oscars have been given out: one to Spike Lee for being a champion of independent film and an inspiration to young filmmakers and one to Gena Rowlands for being an original talent whose devotion to her craft has earned her worldwide recognition as an independent film icon.


Inside Out won Best Animated Feature

Bear Story won Best Animated Short

Amy won Best Documentary Feature

A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness won Best Documentary Short

Hungary won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Son Of Saul

Stutterer won Best Live Action Short

Ex Machina won Best Visual Effects

Spectre won Best Original Song (Writing's On The Wall)

The Hateful Eight won Best Original Score

The Big Short won Best Adapted Screenplay

The Danish Girl won Best Supporting Actress

Bridge Of Spies won Best Supporting Actor

Room won Best Actress

The Revenant won 3 Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography

Mad Max: Fury Road won 6 Academy Awards for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, and Best Film Editing

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Spotlight won 2 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay