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Quebec expertise shines at Oscars 2022 as ‘Dune’ picks up 6 awards

Quebec expertise shines at Oscars 2022 as ‘Dune’ picks up 6 awards

Quebec expertise shone at Academy Awards bash Sunday evening as Denis Villeneuve’s critically acclaimed Dune took dwelling a decisive and main six Oscars.

The Montreal director’s science fiction epic got here into the ceremony with 10 nominations, solely second to to Netflix’s The Energy of the Canine, which earned 12.

Dune got here away with six awards, largely in technical classes. It was acknowledged for its manufacturing design, sound, cinematography, modifying, authentic rating and visible results.

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Manufacturing designer Patrice Vermette from Montreal shared his win with Hungarian set decorator Zsuzsanna Sipos. He has beforehand been nominated for 2017’s Arrival, additionally directed by cinematic triple-threat Villeneuve.

He thanked the large design group he labored alongside for Dune, calling them “nice artists.”

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“Denis, thanks for permitting us to dream,” Vermette mentioned, addressing Villeneuve immediately. “Thanks for being an important good friend.”

Vermette additionally paid homage to the late Jean-Marc Vallée in his acceptance speech. They labored alongside each other in a number of productions, together with Vallée’s breakout C.R.A.Z.Y from 2005.

The Canadian filmmaker and director, who was identified for his high-profile films and sequence, died out of the blue in late December at his cabin outdoors Quebec Metropolis. Vallée was additionally included within the Oscars’ “in memoriam” phase.

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In a telephone name from the ceremony, Vermette instructed The Canadian Press that the win was a “dream come true.”

“I nonetheless can’t imagine it,” he mentioned.

Villeneuve was nominated in one of the best tailored screenplay class, although the award was finally handed to CODA. He was additionally nominated for finest image alongside co-producers Mary Guardian and Cale Boyter.

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However Dune‘s director was repeatedly praised in acceptance speeches by those that took dwelling {hardware} for the movie. Cinematographer Greig Fraser and visible results artist Paul Lambert additionally thanked Villeneuve for together with them in his imaginative and prescient.

READ MORE: 2022 Oscar nominations: Full record of Academy Awards nominees

Donald Mowat, who hails from Montreal, was additionally up for an award for his position within the movie for finest make-up and hairstyling. The Eyes of Tammy Faye gained the prize.

Except for the sci-fi epic, The Energy of the Canine additionally had a Quebec producer up for an Oscar award. Roger Frappier, of Montreal, was nominated with Jane Campion and the group for finest image.

— with recordsdata from International Information’ Sarah Do Coutu, The Canadian Press and The Related Press

© 2022 International Information, a division of Corus Leisure Inc.

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