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Dune Dominated the Oscars but These Apocalyptic Movies Did Well Too

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Believe it or not, stuff happened at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony last night that didn’t involve Will Smith slapping Chris Rock. And much of it revolved around Dune and other news of the post-apocalyptic variety. 

Dune Dominated the Awards

Dune absolutely dominated the awards with wins in the categories of Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Achievement in Sound, Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing. Yes, Dune won every one of those six categories.

But they were also nominated for a few others in which they didn’t win, too. These included Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and Best Makeup/Hairstyling.

Dune is the most recent film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name. While this first film covers roughly 320 of 560 pages from the first book, more movies are planned. 


But we certainly don’t want to overlook the other apocalyptic films that were nominated in various categories, as well.

Don’t Look Up was nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing while The Mitchells vs. The Machines held a nomination in the Best Animated Feature Film category.

In our own awards, affectionately known as The Boomies, there was a distinct lack of slaps but we did give two of these movies nominations in our Best New Post-Apocalyptic Movie of 2021 category. While Finch took home the trophy for us, both Dune and The Mitchells vs. The Machines were nominated.

Our hearty congratulations to all of last night’s winners!

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    Shawn has been infatuated with the post-apocalyptic genre since he wore out his horribly American-dubbed VHS of the original Mad Max as a child. Shawn is the former Editor-in-Chief at, creator of the Aftermath post-apocalyptic immersion event, and author of "AI For All," a guide to navigating this strange new world of artificial intelligence.
    He currently resides on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere with his wife and four children.

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