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‘Dune’ Nominated for Three Critics Choice Super Awards

Nominations were revealed today for the second annual Critics Choice Super Awards, which recognize films and television across the superhero, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and action genres.

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, the latest adaptation of Frank Herbert’s critically acclaimed 1965 sci-fi novel, was nominated across three categories. A notoriously difficult story to translate from the page to the screen, Villeneuve’s version of Dune proved to be an epic triumph.

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie
Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie – Timothée Chalamet 
Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie – Rebecca Ferguson

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A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence — a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential — only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

In addition to Chalamet and Ferguson, the film also boasts an all-star cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, David Dastmalchian, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.

Given that Dune only covered the first half of Herbert’s novel, a sequel is currently slated for October 2023. Legendary Comics is also releasing an official graphic novel adaptation of the film.

Dune also recently made waves during the Oscar nominations, which were announced earlier this month, coming in with a total of 10 nods.

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Go here to see the full list of nominees. Critics Choice Super Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17!

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