The third sequel to a 30-years-after-the-fact trilogy from the 1980s…with a legitimate shot for a Best Picture nomination? A lot of pundits think it’s possible – including Kristopher Tapley, the “In Contention” Awards Coverage editor for Variety.
You can read Tapley’s analysis here.
And my review here.
As far as Fury Road‘s Oscar prospects: despite its worthiness as being a Best Picture nominee, its best chances are in the Best Actress (Charlize Theron) and Visual Effects categories. Picture is a longshot, even in a possible field of 10, although George Miller is a not-so-dark horse in the Best Director category.