‘Dune’ Could Spice Up Oscars With Technical Category Wins

Clayton Davis

September 3, 2021

Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction masterclass “Dune” is looking like a prime candidate to follow movies like “Life of Pi,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Gravity” that amassed numerous nominations in the technical achievements categories.

Though it’s early days for the awards season, the epic could be a contender in nearly every technical category: production design (Patrice Vermette, Richard Roberts and Zsuzsanna Sipos), cinematography (Greig Fraser), costumes (Jacqueline West), editing (Joe Walker), makeup and hairstyling (Donald Mowat), sound (to be determined), visual effects (to be determined) and score (Hans Zimmer).

Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction masterclass “Dune” is looking like a prime candidate to follow movies like “Life of Pi,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Gravity” that amassed numerous nominations in the technical achievements categories.

Though it’s early days for the awards season, the epic could be a contender in nearly every technical category: production design (Patrice Vermette, Richard Roberts and Zsuzsanna Sipos), cinematography (Greig Fraser), costumes (Jacqueline West), editing (Joe Walker), makeup and hairstyling (Donald Mowat), sound (to be determined), visual effects (to be determined) and score (Hans Zimmer).