Hollywood, CA (February 29, 2016)—Mad Max: Fury Road swept the sound categories at the 88th Academy Awards on its way to winning more gold statues—six—than any other nominated film this year.
The win for sound editing was the first for both Mark Mangini and David White. This was White’s first nomination; Mangini has been nominated three times previously, for The Fifth Element (1997), Aladdin (1992) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).
The winning sound mixing team featured two previous winners: Chris Jenkins won for The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Out of Africa (1985), and was previously nominated for Wanted (2008) and Dick Tracy (1990); Gregg Rudloff, nominated seven times in the past, including for American Sniper (2014), Argo (2012), Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and The Perfect Storm (2000), has previously won twice, for The Matrix (1999) and Glory (1989). This was the first nomination, and win, for production sound mixer Ben Osmo.
Mad Max: Fury Road very nearly cleared the table of awards in the technical crafts, also picking up Oscars for costume design, film editing, makeup and hairstyling, and production design. The award for visual effects went to Ex Machina.
The night’s big awards went to Spotlight for best picture, Leonardo DiCaprio for actor in a leading role for The Revenant and Brie Larson for actress in a leading role for Room.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences