AND THE WINNER IS…
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
“In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search of her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.”
Director: George Miller
Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
The film won many critical and guild awards, and received ten Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, the second most-nominated film of the 88th Academy Awards after The Revenant, also starring Hardy. It is the first film of the Mad Max franchise to receive Academy Award recognition, and one of the few sequels to be nominated for Best Picture. The film won six Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing, surpassing all other films at the awards ceremony, and broke the record for the most wins for an Australian film, previously held by The Piano (1993), which won three Oscars.
One of my favorite scenes: The Chase Begins
Behind the scenes of the ridiculous cars and stunts of Fury Road
The Road to the Championship
#1 seed Mad Max: Fury Road has simply steamrolled all it’s competitors to win the Miller Region and make the Final Four. Fury Road ripped through the first two rounds by ripping through #16 The Wailing and #9 The Grand Budapest Hotel like they weren’t even there. In the 3rd round, it has its first somewhat of a challenge when #4 Whiplash was able to manage a few votes but ultimately was crushed. #3 12 Years a Slave was no match for Fury Road in the Elite Eight round as it only garnered 5% of the votes. Mad Max was again able to smash its competition in #6 Inception 75% to 25%. Fury Road ended up taking on an unlikely foe in the championship round. #10 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood fought its way through some tough competition only to fall short of winning the title as the best movie with Fury Road beating it 64.3% to 35.7%.
Here is the BRACKET and it will be updated after each round to show the winners and losers.
Were you shocked by the winner or did you see this coming all along? Were there any surprises during this tournament of certain movies winning or losing? Did this tournament introduce you to any movies or make you add any to your watchlist?
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