January 19, 2016 at 10:57 am #211582
WOW at that statistic!
Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant are the first films to get a perfect 8/8 craft nominations (Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup, Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing) at the Oscars since Master and Commander (2003).
In the past 19 years, 3 films came close with 7/8. Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring (2001) (missed only Sound Editing), The Dark Knight (2008) (missed only Costume Design) and Hugo (2011) (missed only Makeup)
This is quite impressive!January 19, 2016 at 11:03 am #211584
“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” got the same 8 in 2003.
And in 2008, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was also close; it just missed sound editing.January 19, 2016 at 11:44 am #211585
Yes, Master and Commander also got 8/8. How did I miss it.
Still, first ones in 12 years.January 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm #211586
Which one of those two films are going to win most of them?
And yet, we STILL cant pick MM as Best Picture….January 19, 2016 at 12:21 pm #211587
The truth is Mad Max is a frontrunner in 8 ot it’s 10 nominations, yet BP is one of those 2 it is not. Funny.January 19, 2016 at 12:43 pm #211588
Haha, I just noticed that Master and Commander and Mad Max are nominated for the same 10 awards.January 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm #211589
It ain’t over til the fat lady sings.January 19, 2016 at 8:57 pm #211590
You think they liked Mad Max and The Revenant?February 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm #211591
They are ultimately not going to publish this on the blog, but I put a lot of work into it, so want to share:
The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road are expected to be so dominant at the
Oscars that no other film is expected to win multiple awards. This would be the first time that only two
films nabbed more than one Oscar since 1996 when The English Patient went nine
for twelve and Fargo went two for seven.
The Revenant is favored to win four of its twelve races (Best Picture,
Director, Actor and Cinematography) and Mad Max six of ten (Costume Design, Film Editing,
Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing). The critically-acclaimed,
big-budget visual spectacle has become a mainstay of the Oscars in recent years,
between the likes of Gravity (seven wins from ten nominations for 2013), Life
of Pi (four wins from eleven nominations for 2012) and Hugo (five wins from
eleven nominations for 2011). But one
per year is par for the course, not two.
That there is a pair of technical marvels this year has left little hope
for Best Picture nominees Bridge of Spies (six nominations), Brooklyn (three
nominations) and The Martian (seven nominations); all are expected to go home
empty-handed on Oscar night. This
starkly contrasts last year, which saw all eight Best Picture nominees take
home a trophy. (The remaining three Best
Picture nominees are among this year’s biggest Oscar locks: The Big Short for
Adapted Screenplay, Room for Actress and Spotlight for Original Screenplay.)
It would be consistent with BAFTA, which also saw only The Revenant (five
wins from eight nominations) and Mad Max (four wins from seven nominations) bag
multiple awards. Like the Oscars, BAFTA
had yielded just one year in the last two decades with a mere two films winning
multiple awards—2008 when Slumdog Millionaire went seven for eleven and The
Curious Case of Benjamin Button went three for eleven. Carol bore the brunt of the auteur
blockbusters at BAFTA, as it won none of its nine nominations. Although The Imitation Game suffered as many
defeats last year with no wins, Carol is the first film to be shut out at BAFTA
after leading in nominations since 1991, when Dances with Wolves also had nine.
Carol has been a perennial bridesmaid to The Revenant and Mad Max this
awards season. It led the Golden Globes with
five nominations, but it was skunked as The Revenant won a leading three awards. At the Critics’ Choice Awards, Carol trailed
only Mad Max in nominations; Carol lost all nine of its races and Mad Max won
just as many. Carol is not favored to score
an Oscar either. Its six nominations are
the most for a film without a Best Picture nomination since the Oscars expanded
the top category from a fixed five slots seven years ago.
The Martian went zero for six at BAFTA and zero for nine at Critics’
Choice, but won Globes for Best Film Comedy and Best Film Comedy Actor. Brooklyn won Best British Film from six
nominations at BAFTA, but lost its single Globe race and five at Critics’
Choice. Bridge of Spies won Best
Supporting Actor at BAFTA from nine nominations and also lost its sole Globe
race and five at Critics’ Choice.
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