Mad Max: Fury Road
Haunted by his turbulent past, Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron).
The group are escaping a Citadel tyrannised by Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Visionary Australian director George Miller met and exceeded the hype surround his latest installment in the Mad Max franchise. The contributions of key women throughout the creative team – editor Margaret Sixel and costume designer Jenny Beavan – help breathe new life into what was once a testosterone-loaded franchise, making something modern, something feminist, and something truly unique that remains timeless long after the (literal) dust has settled.
Winner of Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing, 88th Academy Awards.