I know it sounds crazy that an R-rated action movie could win an Oscar, however just last week the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) voted Mad Max: Fury Road as the best film of the year.
According to THR the post-apocalyptic action movie beat out three other finalists for the best film honor: Laszlo Nemes’ Son of Saul, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin and Jafar Panahi’s Taxi.
Personally I would love to see the genre get more respect during awards season and with the overwhelmingly positive response the movie has received it just might have a chance.
It would also be nice to see all the stuntwork get the recognition it deserves but we’ve all discussed that before.
I imagine it stands no chance at all at winning a Best Picture Oscar but we can still hope for it. Maybe we should start a petition…