‘The Revenant’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Become 4th and 5th Films Ever to Earn Nominations in All Seven Technical Categories
By Patrick Shanley
The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road lead this year’s Oscar contenders with the most total nominations at 12 and 10, respectively.
Of those nominations, both films are nominated in each of the seven technical categories, that is, best cinematography, best costume design, best film editing, best production design, best sound editing, best sound mixing, and best visual effects.
To be nominated in every technical category is a major achievement accomplished by only a handful of other films in Academy history. However, it does not necessarily mean that a film is guaranteed the best picture Oscar or even can be considered the strongest shot at the Oscar, though every other film nominated in each category has at least scored a best picture nomination.
This year The Revenant and Mad Max have become the fourth and fifth films in history to earn every technical art nomination. Here’s a look at how each of the previous three films to achieve that feat fared at the Oscars.