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Denis Villeneuve awarded 'Filmmaker of the Decade' award by 'The Hollywood Critics Association

Following a host of critically-acclaimed releases, Denis Villeneuve has been chosen as the candidate to receive the coveted ‘Filmmaker of the Decade’ award. The prestigious commendation is awarded by The Hollywood Critics Association.

The director’s CV is growing by the minute, having recently had his films Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival as well as his long-awaited sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 which is a precursor to another upcoming release from the director.

The Quebec-born director will be honoured with a special ceremony in Los Angeles which will take place on January 9th, 2020.

Villeneuve’s films have recently earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Director in 2017 and Blade Runner 2049 earned five nominations and picked up two Oscars, for visual effects and cinematography back in 2018.

Villeneuve isn’t stopping anytime soon either as he takes on the often-ill-fated Dune. The adaptation of the 1965 novel had previously seen David Lynch take on the film to a bad reception.

Villeneuve will take on the first half of the book and sees Timothee Chalamet in the lead role with Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Javier Bardem and Jason Momoa all involved.