Dune earns 10 Critics Choice Awards nominations

We are now heading into a new awards season where we see the best films of the year being honored by different award bodies. Earlier this morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) revealed the nominees for the Golden Globe Awards. Now it’s time for the Critics Choice Association (CCA) to shine by unveiling the nominees at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards.

The hit sci-fi movie Dune received 10 nominations at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards. They received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director for Denis Villeneuve, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best visual effects and the best score. The film is linked to The power of the dog as the second most nominated films, with Belfast and West Side Story tied for films with the most nominations with 11 each.

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Dune is competing for the top prize alongside nine other films such as Belfast, CODA, Do not seek, king richard, Licorice Pizza, Alley of nightmares, The power of the dog, Tic, Tic … Boom!, and West Side Story. Villeneuve is competing for the Best Director’s Award alongside other great directors like Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza), Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Jane Campion (The power of the dog), Guillermo del Toro (Alley of nightmares) and Steven Spielberg (West Side Story).

Other genre films that also received nominations are Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings and Matrix resurrections each getting a nomination for best visual effects, Cruel (Best costume design and best hair and makeup, free guy (Best Comedy), No time to die (Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song) and the latest del Toro movie Alley of nightmares which landed eight nominations. You can consult the complete list here.

It’s good that the critics honor Dune with numerous first prize nominations in the technical and artisan categories. It shows how much they love the movie and it proves that it is indeed one of the best movies of this year. It’s also a good start for the film’s journey this awards season on its way to the Oscars and they should gain more recognition as more award-giving bodies unveil their nominations.

Also read: Dune wins Best Picture nomination at Golden Globe Awards

The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards will take place on Sunday, January 9, 2022 and will be broadcast live on The CW.


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