Mad Max: Fury Road has cemented itself as one of the year’s best films, prompting one of its stars to voice his support for the action film to get some recognition at next year’s Academy Awards.
Nicholas Hoult, who plays the albino Warboy Nux in the film, believes that Fury Road‘s director in particular, George Miller, needs to be recognized for his efforts.
Of course I’d get behind that – that would be phenomenal” Hoult said. “I think for George that’s something that he deserves. That’s the odd thing about awards season – by the way it comes around so quickly – I think we just handed out awards the other day and already people are talking about who’s going to win things this year. There are certainly award-bait movies where ‘these are the things you do’ and then you win awards or this and that and this type of movie. It would be nice if it got mixed up a little bit in that sense.”
Hoult’s comments point to the lack of recognition that blockbuster films such as Fury Road receive from old Hollywood institutions such as the Academy, as awards tend to go to more “serious” fare like prestige dramas. Still, if any blockbuster has a chance of getting some Oscar love this year, it would definitely be Mad Max: Fury Road.