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BAFTA Darling Dune
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A welcome sight in the newstream this morning is a small avalanche of articles whose titles declare Dune leading the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award nominations.

Dune received an impressive eleven nominations out of a total of twenty-five categories.

It was for nominated for Best Film and in every production category.

While it didn't net any for directing or acting, director Denis Villeneuve received a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Their full haul follows:

  • Best Film
  • Adapted Screenplay - Denis Villeneuve
  • Original Score - Hans Zimmer
  • Casting - Francine Maisler
  • Cinematography - Greig Fraser
  • Costume Design - Robert Morgan, Jacqueline West
  • Editing - Joe Walker
  • Production Design - Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos
  • Makeup and Hair - Love Larson, Donald Mowat
  • Sound - Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Doug Hemphill, Theo Green, Ron Bartlett
  • Special Visual Effects - Brian Connor, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Gerd Nefzer

Don't Look Up received four nominations:

  • Best Film
  • Leading Actor - Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Original Screenplay - Adam McKay
  • Original Score - Nicholas Britell

Also taking into consideration Dennis Villeneuve's directorial nomination for a Director's Guild Award, it's a good start to the year for Dune.

The BAFTA's will be awarded on March 13 which might be a busy day for Dune because the Critic's Choice Awards and Golden Reel Awards are on the same day and they've received more than a few nominations for both.

[ Main Image: Dune. Credit: Warner Bros. via ]


BAFTA (February 3, 2022). 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards: Nominations.

Wikipedia. Dune (2021 film). (viewed February 4, 2022)