Oscars 2022: How Many Academy Awards Did ‘Dune’ Win?

The 94th Annual Academy Awards took place on March 27, and Dune swept up an impressive number of honors before and during the ceremony. Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction movie was one of the most acclaimed films of 2021, so it’s probably no surprise it had such a massive presence at the show. How many Oscars did Dune take home?

‘Dune’ started the Academy Awards strong and kept going

Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac in 'Dune.' Oscar Isaac's character is holding a helmet, and Brolin's is standing behind him.
Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac in ‘Dune’ | Warner Bros. Entertainment/Chiabella James

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Dune got off to a strong start at the 94th Annual Academy Awards, winning several prizes before the Oscars ceremony even started. The Academy decided to cut eight categories from the show, but they were handed out before the televised portion of the event began. And Dune collected four honors during that period alone.

The movie maintained a powerful presence for the rest of the ceremony as well, collecting a couple more noteworthy wins throughout the night. In fact, Dune left the ceremony with the most wins of all the films featured.

So, of the 10 awards it was nominated for, how many did Dune take home?

How many Oscars did ‘Dune’ win?

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For those wondering how many Oscars Dune won in total, the film took home six prizes over the course of the evening. Denis Villeneuve’s film dominated the following categories at the 94th Annual Academy Awards:

  • Cinematography
  • Film Editing
  • Original Score
  • Production Design
  • Sound
  • Visual Effects

That’s no small feat, and the movie’s special effects success even stirred some controversy among Marvel fans hoping for a Spider-Man: No Way Home win. But while Dune was recognized for its stunning score, visuals, and sound effects, the movie didn’t walk away with the most coveted prize.

‘Dune’ didn’t take home Best Picture, but ‘Dune: Part 2’ could

One of the most fascinating races of the 2022 Oscars was the one for Best Picture. Many fans of genre fiction were pulling for Dune to become the first science-fiction movie to take home this prize. Sadly, that didn’t come to fruition this year. But it isn’t the franchise’s last chance to win the biggest honor of the night.

With Dune: Part Two already confirmed, the series could collect the Best Picture win in 2023 or 2024. In fact, its chances seem promising after its success at the 2022 Oscars.

That would also leave Dune on a similar trajectory to Best Picture as The Lord of the Rings movies. Those films didn’t win the award until The Return of the King. With that in mind, it seems like Denis Villeneuve’s conclusion has a chance of making history. And in the meantime, film buffs can also celebrate CODA‘s exciting Best Picture achievement.

Check out the full list of Academy Award winners here.

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