It was a little startling to hear that Mad Max swept the B-level Academy Awards last night. Much as I love the series, the last episode was kind of dumb and forgettable. Well, at least no one was nuts enough to hand it any awards for things like directing, screenplay, or acting, and it's fair enough to say that its costumes and make-up and so on were well crafted. (But sound editing? Seriously? Do they throw darts for that award, simply treat it as a consolation prize, or are there judges who genuinely pay attention to the technical aspects of sound editing?)
On the other hand I have to admit it's the only movie on the entire Oscars roster I've actually seen, so it's not as though I had my finger on the pulse.