Dune earns 10 Oscar nominations; Spider-Man gets one

Dune earns 10 Oscar nominations; Spider-Man gets one

For superhero, sci-fi and fantasy films, it’s often an honor to be nominated for an Oscar. So this year, Dunes should feel particularly honoured. Although pundits weren’t in favor of his win, he picked up a Best Picture nomination, along with nine other Oscar nominations this morning. This makes it the second most nominated film, after the highly rated western The power of the dogwho got 12. Spider-Man: No Coming Home has received a boost in recent weeks thanks mainly to its phenomenal box office – it looks set to surpass Avatar‘s total domestic gross this week. However, it only got one, for Best Visual Effects. If he wins, it will be the second Spider Man film to do so in this category, after Spiderman 2. And the third Spider Man movie overall, next Into the Spider-VerseWinner for Best Animated Feature Film.

Other nominees in the visual effects category include DunesMarvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsMarvel’s Charged Easter Egg free guyand no time to die. Dunes also earned nominations for Best Sound, Production Design, Editing, Makeup & Hair, Costume Design, Music, Cinematography, and Adapted Screenplay. For Frank Herbert’s beloved book, it’s a cinematic resurrection after the metaphorical crucifixion of David Lynch’s 1984 attempt. 70.

Sci-fi and fantasy dominated the animated feature category, with Netflix’s robot attack comedy The Mitchells vs. the Machines heavily favored to win. Raya and the last dragon, Encantoand Lucas split the Disney/Pixar vote, with only the refugee documentary To flee does not fit into gender space.

In a little surprise, Disney also scored two nominations for its live-action prequel. Cruel, room for costume design and hair and makeup. Read the full list of nominations at People.com.

Do you think Spider Man has been stolen? Do Dunes have a chance of winning the jackpot? Let us know in the comments.

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