It’s a very exciting time of year, as we are just finding out who has been nominated for an Oscar. This year was no different, with the nominations announced yesterday, so it’s anyone’s guess who and what will win the award in 2022.
One of the films nominated in the most categories this year is “Dune”, which is no surprise, as Dennis Villeneuve has created something quite astonishing based on Frank Herbert‘s novel. There is no doubt that the film is spectacular, both visually and aurally. This is probably why it received the majority of the 10 nominations in the technical categories.
The film was shot extensively in Stadlandet, Norway, on the planet Caladan. This was a challenge for cinematographer Greig Fraser, who, like the rest of the crew, had to endure the desert heat, while only being able to shoot a few hours a day due to severe heatstroke.
Fortunately, filming didn’t just take place here, it was much easier for the crew in the ORIGO Studios, where the visual effects were more the main focus. Not for nothing, as the film was nominated for Best Visual Effects. The end result of all these ordeals was well worth it, as each shot of “Dune” is a story in itself. By far the most interesting elements of the set design of “Dune” were the interiors.
“Dune” has also been nominated in the Best Costume Design category, and the team is represented by set designer Patrice Vermette and set designer Zsuzsanna Sipos. Zsuzsanna Sipos also worked on Denis Villeneuve‘s previous film “Blade Runner 2049”, also shot in Hungary, at ORIGO Studios.
Hans Zimmer once again scored a stunning score for the film, and he’s also in the running for an Oscar. If you want to read how he scored the film, you can here: (This is how the music of Dune was made!)
The nominations by film:
“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) – 12
“Dune” (Warner Bros/Legendary) – 10
“Belfast” (Focus Features) – 7
“West Side Story” (Disney) – 7
“King Richard” (Warner Bros) – 6
“Don’t Look Up” (Netflix) – 4
“Drive My Car” (Sideshow and Janus Films) – 4
“Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight) – 4
“Being the Ricardos” (Amazon Studios) – 3
“CODA” (Apple Original Films) – 3
“Encanto” (Disney) – 3
“Flee” (Neon/Participant) – 3
“Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) – 3
“The Lost Daughter” (Netflix) – 3
“No Time to Die” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) – 3
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple Original Films/A24) – 3
“Cruella” (Disney) – 2
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” (Searchlight) – 2
“Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classics) – 2
“Tick, Tick…Boom!” (Netflix) – 2
“The Worst Person in the World” (Neon) – 2
The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.