Dune star slams ‘f*****g stupid’ Oscars for awards snob – ‘Flummoxing’ | Movies | Entertainment


For many years, Dune was known as the movie that would be “impossible to film”. Based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name, the franchise has been adapted for the big screen a few times without success. Director Denis Villeneuve is the last person to tackle the series and has had huge success with it, earning five stars from a number of critics (including me), as well as endless praise from audiences.

Things have turned a little sour for the Canadian director, however, and one cast member isn’t happy about it.

Dune received a staggering 10 Oscar nominations this year. The sci-fi epic received nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup & Hair, Music (Original Score), Production Design, sound, visual effects and writing (adapted screenplay).

You may have noticed, however, Villeneuve himself was not nominated for Best Director.

This Dune adaptation has long been a passion project for the Arrival director, who has previously said he’s been yearning to create his vision for the book for decades. And now the actor behind Gurney Halleck, Josh Brolin, says the Academy missed Villeneuve.

Brolin raged on his Instagram, saying, “Hey I just wanna say congratulations Legendary, Warner Bros, everyone who got nominated for Dune: editing, cinematography, score, music, writing, pretty much everything. And the incredible, almost numbing, perplexing, I feel, that Denis Villeneuve is not nominated for Best Director.

Brolin, who is best known for playing Thanos in Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, and other Marvel movies, then went wild on the awards company.

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The day the Oscar nominations were announced, Villeneuve released the statement.

In it, he congratulated his team, saying: “I can say two things: one, I couldn’t be more proud of my entire team who achieved 10 nominations. Massive congratulations to Mary Parent and Cale Boyter on our nomination to the best film, to Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth for our nomination for best adapted screenplay, and to Hans Zimmer, Joe Walker, Greig Fraser, Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer, Jacqueline West, Bob Morgan, Donald Mowat, Love Larson, Eva von Bahr, Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett for their well-deserved recognition. Thank you to the Academy!”

He also warmly thanked his cast, who have been the face of the franchise for a year.

Villeneuve continued: “We had an incredible morning. None of this would have been possible without our incredible cast – on behalf of the entire production team, we thank you for your hard work in making my old dream come true. And finally, thanks to the Legendary and Warner Bros. teams. Second, make sure you put enough eggs in the mix, our pancakes were a disaster.

Dune is now available on digital, DVD and Blu-ray.


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