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Denis Villeneuve Hands Out Namesake ‘Coup de Cœur’ Award (Exclusive)

Denis Villeneuve, the Dune director, was on hand to award the namesake Denis Villeneuve Coup de Coeur prize to Clara Milo for her short film Aska on Friday night in Montreal. The honor was handed out as part of the Gala Prix Prends CA Court! Awards and including $25,000 in cash, followed Villeneuve judging around 55 Quebec-made shorts to find a winner.More from The Hollywood ReporterOscars: 'Dune' Dominates Crafts with 6 WinsHow Canada Made Such a Strong Showing in the 2022 Oscar RaceDoes the Academy Favor Male-Driven Stories for Its Top Prize? “In all, one film haunts me since I’ve seen it....
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A Chernobyl director will replace Denis Villeneuve on HBO Max’s Dune spinoff show

Dune director Denis Villeneuve will no longer direct the pilot of the series’ prequel spinoff show. The first two episodes of the HBO Max series, currently titled Dune: The Sisterhood, will be directed by Johan Renck, one of the directors behind HBO’s Chernobyl series from 2019. Dune: The Sisterhood is set to be released in 2023.
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Dune Star Slams Denis Villeneuve's Best Director Oscar Snub

Dune did what star Josh Brolin thought was impossible: score multiple Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, but no nod for director Denis Villeneuve. The first part of the sci-fi epic was nominated in 10 categories at the 2022 Oscars, but Villeneuve was shut out of the race that included Steven Spielberg (West Side Story), Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza), Kenneth Branagh (Belfast) and Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car). After calling out the omission as "totally f—ing dumb" on social media earlier this year, Brolin expanded on his confusion over Villeneuve's Best Director snub.
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Zendaya and Denis Villeneuve Attend Dinner Honoring the Year’s Top Directors

Since 2019, W magazine has invited the world’s preeminent directors to craft sweeping visual fantasies for its annual Directors Issue. The 2022 outing saw Paul Thomas Anderson casting his Licorice Pizza star Alana Haim as a 1950s society doyenne, Pedro Almodóvar envisioning his longtime muse Penélope Cruz as Carmen, Maggie Gyllenhaal directing herself in an homage to femme fatales, and Denis Villeneuve transforming his Dune star Zendaya into a mythical figure from the future. Each cover story offers a taste of the magic that happens when giants of the film and fashion industry come together.
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Dune’s Denis Villeneuve Teases The Challenges That Are Coming With The Timothée Chalamet Sequel

Co-writer/director Denis Villeneuve’s greatest challenge when making Dune was to ensure Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic found an audience that would crave a return to that universe. That bar was more than cleared when the film properly known as Dune: Part One debuted to impressive returns and fan based hype, which put the anticipated but never guaranteed sequel into the works. Returning to the world of Timothée Chalamet’s warrior ways poses even greater obstacles ahead for Villeneuve, which includes Villeneuve’s strategy on how to discuss the future properly.
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The Reason Denis Villeneuve Didn't Direct Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

Denis Villeneuve's 2015 film "Sicario" took a familiar take on the complexities of the border war and turned it into a nuanced thriller. Villeneuve brought to the story his typical technical precision and intuitive staging, the same qualities that made him capable of crafting a sensational adaptation of "Dune." With the story of FBI Agent Kate Mercer (Emily Blunt), a moral person navigating the modern world of U.S. and Mexican Cartel warfare, Villeneuve was given the chance to make an action movie on his own terms.
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Joe Walker, Film Editing Oscar Winner For ‘Dune,’ Thanks Director Denis Villeneuve – “Merci Du Fond Du Coeur”

Click here to read the full article. Joe Walker offered a heartfelt thanks to Dune director Denis Villeneuve accepting his Oscar for Best Film Editing for the sci-fi epic. “Merci Du Fond Du Coeur,” or thanks from the bottom of my heart, he said, switching to French as he received the statuette. He slipped in a joke as well. “So you may not know, but the words ‘Oscar nominated’ can be used, in the hands of a skilled 17-year-old, as an insult. My daughter once said to me in argument, ‘It’s all very well for you, Oscar-nominated Joe Walker.’” Walker’s remarks were taped...
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Oscars 2022: After Best Director Snub, ‘Dune’ Craft Winners Honor ‘Master’ Denis Villeneuve

Click here to read the full article. Denis Villeneuve was not nominated for Best Director, but his sci-fi epic “Dune” swept the Oscars Sunday night with six wins — the most of any film. Most quick to point out this disparity were Villeneuve’s below-the-line collaborators, who headed backstage after accepting their trophies with a common refrain: It’s all thanks to Villeneuve. “Denis is the man,” Best Cinematography winner Greig Fraser said. “Every article or everything that is written about ‘Dune’ must start with the words ‘Denis Villeneuve.'” During his televised acceptance speech, the Australian DP referred to Villeneuve as “Master Denis.” “Dune”...
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Zendaya, Pedro Almodovar, Denis Villeneuve attend pre-Oscars bash in LA

Los Angeles, March 27 (SocialNews.XYZ) 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' star Zendaya recently attended an Oscars party at the Los Feliz, Los Angeles home of writer-producer Mitch Glazer and actress Kelly Lynch along with fellow guests like Pedro Almodovar, Denis Villeneuve, Rose, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hailey Bieber, Zoe Kravitz, Al Pacino, Troye Sivan and Andie MacDowell, reports 'Variety'.
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Dune: Part Two Director Denis Villeneuve Calls Sequel "Biggest Challenge of His Career"

Dune director Denis Villeneuve is preparing for his biggest challenge: the sequel. Dune is up for 10 Academy Awards at Sunday's Oscars event, including Best Picture and Best Score (composer Hans Zimmer recently performed a selection live). Speaking to ET Canada, Villeneuve (whose name was conspicuously absent from the list of Best Director nominees) says prep for Dune: Part Two has already begun. He'll be back to work on it the following Monday after the Oscars.
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