+ Both critics and the general public have raved about the movie.
+ It’s currently at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes which is almost unheard of for a summer movie.
+ It's already #25 on IMDb’s Top 250 movies of all time right between The Silence of the Lambs and It’s a Wonderful Life.
+ Movies like Avatar, District 9 and Gravity, all straight up science fiction, have received Best Picture nominations as have some of Pixar Animation’s films like WALL•E.
+ Mad Max: Fury Road will do very well among the “below the line” chapters of the Academy, the technical categories (Best Score, Cinematography, Production Design, Hair and Make-up and even Costume Design).
+ George Miller won an Oscar for Happy Feet although he’s never been nominated as a director, and that would be a great way to honor him.
+ Having filmmakers like Edgar Wright and others in the industry being behind the movie is a good sign it will get Oscar nominations.