On March 27, the 94th Academy Awards Ceremony was held in Los Angeles. Among the ten films competing for the Best Film nomination was “Dune” directed by Denis Villeneuve: an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, now considered a classic of science fiction.
In total, during its rental, “Dune” collected almost USD 400 million (and this is under coronavirus restrictions), and also received excellent ratings from both viewers and professional critics. After such a success, the film naturally received ten nominations, including for the best film, adapted screenplay, editing and music.
As a result, the film brought its creators six golden statuettes: for music, cinematography, editing, makeup, sound and visual effects. As for the Oscar for best film, the victory was celebrated by “CODA: Child of Deaf Adults”, which was initially considered a favorite. However, the fact that “Dune” did not receive the main golden statuette is unlikely to upset the fans of the film much. Taking into account the traditional conservatism of critics, the very fact of including the film in the list of contenders for the best film of the year became a kind of recognition of its quality.
Recall that earlier we published extensive material on the evolution of the artistic images of the heroes of “Dune” in literature and cinema. You can also read about how British scientists have modeled the climate of the planet Arrakis.