‘Dune’ Wins Six Academy Awards!

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Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac in Dune
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The 94th Academy Awards are upon us this evening, honoring the best film achievements of 2021. Denis Villeneuve’s Dune swept the nominations this year, racking up a total of 10 nominations. Ultimately, the film brought home six Oscars.

  • Best Original Score – Hans Zimmer
  • Best Film Editing – Joe Walker
  • Best Production Design – Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos
  • Best Sound – Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett 
  • Best Cinematography – Greig Fraser
  • Best Visual Effects – Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée 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, the film also boasts an all-star cast that includes Rebecca Ferguson, 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.

In case you missed it, check out our review of Dune. A sequel to the film — which audiences can expect to cover the second half of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel that it’s based on — has already been confirmed and is due to premiere in 2023.

Go here to see the full list of winners from the 94th Academy Awards.

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