Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road. Action films are unusually prominent in the race for the most coveted Oscar this season. Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment

The four movie blockbusters vying, unusually, for best picture Oscar

It’s rare to see so many box office hits tipped for the best picture Academy Award, with new Star Wars and Mad Max films, Ridley Scott’s The Martian and Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight all in the running

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Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road. Action films are unusually prominent in the race for the most coveted Oscar this season. Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment
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