Oscars: ‘Dune’ Dominates Crafts with 6 Wins

Dune harnessed Oscar power on Sunday night. The sci-fi adaptation from Legendary and Warner Bros. took home six Oscars, winning in cinematography, editing, score, visual effects, production design and sound. Cinematographer Graig Fraser won his first Oscar as part of a busy year that also saw him unveil his work on The Batman and prepare to film Dune: Part Two. Backstage, he told press that he recently read a draft of the sequel, which is due out next year: “Part Two is a bigger story. I read the script, and I was more blown away than Part One.”More from The Hollywood ReporterOscars: Will...
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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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Oscars: ‘CODA’ Wins Best Picture; ‘Dune’ Leads With Six Trophies – Full Winners List

Click here to read the full article. CODA won Best Picture tonight at the 94th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, becoming the first film from a streamer to win the marquee prize at the Academy Awards. ‘CODA’s Troy Kotsur An Inspiration To Deaf Stars Of Oscar-Nominated Doc ‘Audible’ The Apple Original Films drama about the hearing daughter of deaf adults who pursues a singing career also won Adapted Screenplay for Siân Heder, and its Troy Kotsur took Best Supporting Actor. It’s also the first Sundance-debuting pic to win Best Picture; Apple acquired it for a record $25 million at the festival. Jessica Chastain took...
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Hans Zimmer Wins His Second Career Original Score Oscar For ‘Dune’

Click here to read the full article. UPDATED with Zimmer’s tweets: Hans Zimmer won his second career Oscar tonight, Original Score for Denis Villeneuve’sDune. This was Zimmer’s 12th nomination in the category and second win after The Lion King in 1995. He also has been nominated for Rain Man (1989), The Preacher’s Wife (1997), As Good as It Gets (1998), The Prince of Egypt (1999), The Thin Red Line (1999), Gladiator (2001), Sherlock Holmes (2010), Inception (2011), Interstellar (2015), and Dunkirk (2018). Oscars Winners List – Updating Live Presented by Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin, the Original Score Oscar was one of eight...

How 'Dune' Fails One of Its Most Important Characters

For the longest time Dune had a reputation as one of the great unfilmable novels, which might sound odd considering it already had an adaptation in 1984 followed by a couple of miniseries in the early 2000s, but the sheer depth of Frank Herbert’s masterpiece make the task of translating it from one medium to another a task even some of cinemas most acclaimed directors have failed at. David Lynch’s version made the critical mistake of trying to take 500 pages of plot and condense it into two digestible hours, whereas the miniseries went the opposite direction and followed the source material too closely, creating a slog of a series that just made you wish you were reading the book instead.

Oscar Winners 2022: The Full List of Winners

UPDATE: Late front-runner CODA won Best Picture tonight. But that wasn't the only prize for that film as Troy Kotsur won for Best Supporting Actor and Sian Heder won for Best Adapted Screenplay. Director Jane Campion won Best Director, for The Power of the Dog, as the first ever woman...

Oscars: ‘Dune’ DP Greig Fraser Thanks Family for Letting Him “Play in the Sand Dunes” After Winning Best Cinematography

Greig Fraser’s lensing of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Dune won the busy DP, whose latest work can be seen in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, the Oscar in cinematography. Accepting the award, Fraser thanked “Master Denis” and the team including production designer Patrice Vermette, who also won an Oscar on Sunday, and his crew. Fraser also thanked his wife, Jodie, and kids for “allowing a middle-aged man to go out and play with his friends in the sand dunes for six months.”More from The Hollywood ReporterOscars: Winners List (Updating Live)Will Smith Seemingly Slaps Chris Rock on Oscars Stage in Shock Moment After Jada...

Oscar-winning Dune cinematographer teases sequel: 'It's bigger and better'

Dune won six (and counting...?) Oscars on Sunday night, but fans of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel know that even more good stuff is on the way soon. Cinematographer Greig Fraser confirmed as much backstage after accepting his award for Best Cinematography. After all, Denis Villeneuve's 2021 film only adapted...

All the Weird Stuff the Dune Team Is Planning for the Sandworms in Part Two

Arguably the most iconic piece of imagery in Dune is the sandworm, a titanic creature that has been copied and replicated everywhere from Star Wars to Beetlejuice and Tremors. Artists have often imagined it as a giant beast with three triangular lobes for a mouth, filled with hundreds of fangs ready to crush and devour anything it encounters. But in Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation, which will compete in ten categories including Best Picture at Sunday’s Oscars, the sandworm gets a makeover: Here, it resembles a lipless worm with a gaping maw full of baleen, like a whale. A Dune newbie might not fathom how the monster could get any weirder. To that, the effects team behind the sandworms reminds you that Dune: Part Two is incoming — and can you imagine what sandworm babies look like?

‘Dune: Part 2’ Is Only the Beginning, Says Screenwriter: ‘We Might Not Be Done in This Universe’

Click here to read the full article. “Dune: Part Two” has already made waves during pre-production, with Florence Pugh and Austin Butler being eyed to join the cast, as well as returning star Javier Bardem hinting at a sandworm showdown for his sci-fi hero. The film is expected to begin production by the end of this summer from Legendary Entertainment. But that might not be all we see from the “Dune” universe in the coming years. Writer Jon Spaihts, who is also nominated alongside Villeneuve and Eric Roth for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 94th Academy Awards, revealed to The Playlist...

Sietchposting: A Short Guide to Recent Work on “Dune”

THE “DUNESCOURSE” — or “sietchposting,” as it is affectionately called — is vast. But it may be worth introducing readers to a few of its central preoccupations. Chief among these is the issue of Herbert’s engagement with non-Western peoples and sources, which were limited and Orientalist — but also more thoughtful than one might expect. It is well known that Herbert was inspired by the history and contemporary politics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), not only in the languages of Dune (Karin Christina Ryding, Kara Kennedy, Khalid Baheyeldin, Mohamed Salama Al-Masry), but also in its use of Islamic thought and Muslim histories (Haris A. Durrani, Carl Ernst, Ali Karjoo-Ravary) more generally. Of course, Herbert looked to the stories of T. E. Lawrence (Kennedy) and accounts of Imam Shamyl’s struggle with the Russian Empire (Will Collins) in building his social and religious landscape. But Herbert did not do so uncritically. Thus, while he drew on Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom, he also read Suleiman Mousa’s critique, T. E. Lawrence: An Arab View (Durrani). Was his translation of such accounts into the world of Dune perfect? No, of course not. But it was interesting.
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Denis Villeneuve on How Dune Survived the Upheaval of Hollywood

As Dune neared its release last year, one of my brothers found a part of its origin in a drawer in my parents’ home. They were drawings I’d made with my friend, Nicolas Kadima—storyboards for a movie we envisioned after reading Frank Herbert’s novel. I was probably 13 or 14 years old. We were nerds. Other boys were playing football, but we were writing screenplays. Directors were our gods: Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese. It’s fun to think that when we were boys we were already dreaming about this. Back then, dreaming was all we could do.

How The Oscars 2022 Will Stage A Dune Reunion For Jason Momoa And Josh Brolin

If you consider yourself a fan of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, then chances are you’re eager to see more from the compelling and visually engrossing sci-fi franchise. Well, Villeneuve is working on the upcoming sequel and casting reports are starting to surface. It’s still, however, going to be some time before viewers can return to the universe originally created by Frank Herbert. At the very least though, the 2022 Oscars will provide fans with a sweet reunion between franchise alums Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa.

'CODA,' 'Dune' win big at the Oscars

March 27 (UPI) -- CODA was named the Best Picture of 2021 at the Oscars gala in Hollywood Sunday night. The dramedy about the music-loving daughter of deaf parents also earned the honor for Best Adapted Screenplay, while cast member Troy Kotsur picked up the Best Supporting Actor trophy. The...
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Oscars kick off with Beyonce, awards for ‘Dune’ and DeBose

LOS ANGELES — The 94th Academy Awards kicked off with Beyoncé, a string of awards for Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction epic “Dune” and a trio of Oscars hosts in Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall. From inside Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, Venus and Serena Williams,...