10 Oscar nominations for Dune, by Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve returns to the Oscars: his science fiction film, Dunes, collected a dozen nominations for the high mass of Hollywood cinema, distinguishing itself in particular in the prestigious category of best film. The Quebec filmmaker was however excluded from the race for the prize for best director.

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Villeneuve’s omission in the category of best director was quick to react on social networks and in the analyzes of specialized Hollywood media, published in the hours following the announcement of the nominations on Tuesday morning.

The experts did not hide their astonishment to see the Quebecer shunned for the Oscar for best director while Dunes is cited for a dozen awards, including those for best film and best adapted screenplay (which Villeneuve co-signed).

Good prince, Denis Villeneuve said he was “extremely proud” of the team of his film in a written statement sent to the media.


Remember that this is the third time in his career that the Quebec filmmaker has won his ticket to the Oscars, after being nominated for Fires (in 2011) and for The arrival (eight quotes in 2017).

Denis Villeneuve

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Denis Villeneuve

Among the artisans of Dunes who obtained nominations on Tuesday, we find the Quebec artistic director, Patrice Vermette, a faithful collaborator of Villeneuve since enemyin 2013.

“It’s a beautiful proof of love,” said Patrice Vermette on Tuesday about this third Oscar nomination (after The Young Victoria in 2010 and The arrival in 2017).

“I am very happy with this recognition. But it is sure that there is a small flat because Denis was not named for the price of the realization. Denis is the captain of the boat. We wouldn’t be here without him. But he still has something to be proud of because Dunes got ten nominations. It’s quite an achievement. »

After being pre-selected by the Academy of Oscars last December, Quebec short films Frost by Marianne Farley and The big slaps by Annie St-Pierre were ultimately not selected among the five finalists. On the other hand, the movie art in the bloodco-produced by the National Film Board (NFB), will compete in the category of best animated short.

Outraged Dunes and The power of the dog (12 nominations), Belfast by Kenneth Branagh and West Side Story by Steven Spielberg are the films that have obtained the most citations, seven each.

The power of the dog

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The power of the dog

The main appointments

Best film:

  • Belfast
  • Coda
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Drive My Car
  • Dunes
  • King Richard
  • Licorice Pizza
  • nightmare alley
  • The power of the dog
  • West Side Story

Best Achievement:

  • Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
  • Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
  • Jane Campion (The power of the dog)
  • Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

Best Actress:

  • Jessica Chastain (In the eyes of Tammy Faye)
  • Olivia Colman (Stolen doll)
  • Penelope Cruz (Parallel mothers)
  • Nicole Kidman (Being The Ricardos)
  • Kristen Stewart (spencer)

Best actor:

  • Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The power of the dog)
  • Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick… Boom!)
  • Will Smith (King Richard)
  • Denzel Washington (The tragedy of Macbeth)

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Jessica Buckley (Stolen doll)
  • Ariane DeBose (West Side Story)
  • Judi Dench (Belfast)
  • Kirsten Dunst (The power of the dog)
  • Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Ciaran Hinds (Belfast)
  • Troy Kotsur (Coda)
  • Jesse Plemons (The power of the dog)
  • JK Simmons (Being the Ricardos)
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee (The power of the dog)

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Belfast
  • Don’t Look Up
  • King Richard
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Julie (in 12 chapters)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Coda
  • Drive My Car
  • Dunes
  • Stolen doll
  • The power of the dog

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10 Oscar nominations for Dune, by Denis Villeneuve