Legendary Entertainment Sets Record with Dune’s 10 Oscar® Nominations

Legendary Entertainment Sets Record with Dune’s 10 Oscar® Nominations

LOS ANGELES, February 07, 2022 – Legendary Entertainment is pleased to announce that its tent-pole theatrical feature film DUNE received 10 Oscar® nominations this morning including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Score, a record-setting achievement for the Company.  DUNE is the first film in Legendary’s burgeoning global franchise, and is currently prepping a second feature film plus a universe-based television series.  The multi-Academy Award® nominated Dune was developed and produced by Legendary and co-financed with Warner Bros. Pictures.


“DUNE’s acknowledgement this morning by AMPAS is fantastic milestone for not only Legendary Entertainment but also for the filmmakers, actors, crafts persons and crew that made this amazing accomplishment possible,” said Legendary CEO Josh Grode. We could not be prouder of this film, and its success continues to validate our strategy of developing, producing, financing and distributing motion picture and TV IP across multiple platforms.”


Added Mary Parent, Legendary’s Chairman of Worldwide Production and one of the film’s producers, “Denis and the entire cast and crew brought to life an incredibly rich world, with characters and a story that was crafted at the highest technical levels but also provided audiences with an entertainment journey into a world rich with possibilities and relevant themes reflecting today’s global society. All of this would not have been possible without author Frank Herbert and the tireless support of his estate.  We could not be prouder.”


Dune was nominated in the following “Best” categories at the 94th Academy Awards:

  • Picture
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Cinematography
  • Production Design
  • Film Editing
  • Costume Design
  • Make-up / Hairstyling
  • Score
  • Sound
  • Visual Effects


Last week it was announced that Apollo (NYSE: APO) and the funds managed by Apollo affiliates (the “Apollo Funds”) made a $760 million equity investment in Legendary Entertainment.


About Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $18 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com




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