In addition to its Best Picture nomination, DUNE is nominated for Best Cinematography, Film Editing, Original Score, Production Design, Sound, Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Visual Effects, and Makeup and Hairstyling.
Adapting Frank Herbert’s legendary novel for a true big-screen experience, Denis Villeneuve confirms his status as that rarest of artists, a visionary maker of blockbusters. DUNE delivers a complete immersion into new, spectacular worlds. Paul Atreide (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, 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, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.
“A theater is really the only place to drink in Villeneuve’s visuals and feel Hans Zimmer’s musique concrète score galumphing down your spine. The movie isn’t “Lawrence of Arabia in Space,” but it comes pretty close, and I say that as someone who went in a doubter.” —Ty Burr, Boston Globe