A ‘Dune’ Best Picture Win Would Be Huge for Sci-Fi Movies

The 94th Annual Academy Awards are almost upon us, and 10 movies are in the running for the biggest honor of the night: Best Picture. Among them is Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction hit, Dunes. And if the film actually wins in this category, it will mark a major achievement for the genre.

Genre films have a history of being snubbed at the Oscars

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It’s no secret that genre films have a long history of being snubbed for prestigious awards. And a surprisingly small number of science-fiction and fantasy movies have been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Winning that prize has come to challenge, even for the ones that find themselves contenders. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was the first fantasy film to take home that prize in 2004.

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