On Oscars night, Dune captured the Oscar power. The Legendary and Warner Bros. sci-fi film adaptation won six Academy awards, for cinematography, editing, soundtrack, visual effects, production design, and sound.

Moreover, with its pungent fusion of politics and religion tucked around a hero’s expedition in the desert, Dune was really the big-screen event of the entire season, heralding in the re – opening of theatres after the pandemic.

It only missed the mark in costume, makeup, and hairstyling, where it has been outshined by three-time Oscar winner Jenny Beaven’s ’70s punk style for Emma Stone in Disney’s Cruella and Best Actress title holder Jessica Chastain’s transformation into infamous televangelist in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Production VFX supervisor Paul Lambert, who earlier won Oscars for The first Man and Blade Runner 2049, special-effects manager Gerd Nefzer, who also won the Oscar for Blade Runner 2049,

and the first-time Oscar winners- Tristan Myles, the VFX supervisor at leading VFX house DNEG’s Vancouver studio, and Brian Connor, VFS supervisor at DNEG Montreal, were among the winning team for Dune.

Meanwhile, in a controversial move, this year’s Oscars showed eight categories an hour before the main show.

The speeches were subsequently added into the programme.

Dune won several categories during the pre-show hour, with director Denis Villeneuve and actors Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in attendance to witness their film win the first of these Oscars.