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September 8, 2015
 

Could Mad Max Win Best Picture?

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…



About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone. We also want to help promote new talent whether you're making blockbusters, low-budget Indie movies or fan films; if it's action, it's awesome.



 
 

 

Robert Rodriguez To Direct Escape From New York Remake

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Teaser for Ramin Sohrab’s Short Film VIULU

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Havana Race Clip from Fate of the Furious

This is probably the best clip I’ve seen from this movie yet as it seems to go back to the series’ roots and is an actual car race through the streets of Havana. Plot: Now that Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle R...
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