The Québec filmmaker’s big-budget adaptation was nominated for best film (drama), best director and best soundtrack.

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Denis Villeneuve’s Dune was nominated for three Golden Globes on Monday, including best picture (drama) and best director. The Québec filmmaker’s big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 science fiction novel was also nominated for best soundtrack (by Hans Zimmer).

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The news positions Villeneuve in good stead for Oscar nominations in the new year. Dune has done well at the box office, grossing nearly $ 400 million since its European release in September, followed by its North American release in October.

The success of the film allowed Villeneuve to obtain the green light from producer Legendary Entertainment for the second part of the two-part series. Dune: Part 2 is scheduled for release on October 20, 2023.

Dune was overlooked in the acting categories, despite an illustrious cast that included Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.

Quebec producer Roger Frappier was featured in one of the top Golden Globe-nominated films, as a co-producer of Jane Campion’s cowboy drama The Power of the Dog.

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The Netflix premiere was nominated in seven categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actress (Kirsten Dunst), Best Supporting Actor (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Best Screenplay and Best Score. (by Jonny Greenwood). by Radiohead).

The Golden Globes have been mired in controversy since they came under fire for a lack of diversity among members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes the awards show. The 79 Golden Globes will take place on January 9.

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