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Who will earn Oscar nods in the crafts categories? 'Dune' and done

Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

"The Eyes of Tammy Faye," Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, Justin Raleigh

"House of Gucci," Jana Carboni, Giuliano Mariano, Goran Lundström

"Cruella," Nadia Stacey, Carolyn Cousins

"West Side Story," Judy Chin, Kay Georgiou

On the cusp: "The Suicide Squad," Heba Thorisdottir, Janine Thompson; "Nightmare Alley," Cliona Furey, Jo-Ann MacNeil

The Oscar will likely come down to which image lingered longer in voters' minds: Stellan Skarsgard's bald, often-nude, 600-pound "Dune" villain, Jared Leto's bald, aged, overweight "Gucci" misfit or Jessica Chastain's mascara-burdened televangelist in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye." (All those coats of makeup may have permanently damaged Chastain's skin. "It's fine," she told the Los Angeles Times. "It's for my art.")

Sound

"Dune"

"West Side Story"

"No Time to Die"

"Tick, Tick ... Boom!"

"Spider-Man: No Way Home"

 

On the cusp: "Belfast," "The Power of the Dog," "The Matrix Resurrections," "A Quiet Place Part II," "Last Night in Soho"

"Spider-Man" sound mixer Kevin O'Connell has been nominated 21 times ... including efforts on the Tobey Maguire "Spider-Man" movies. (He was even nominated for "Dune" ... the one directed by David Lynch decades ago.) "No Way Home" will likely need nominations here and visual effects to help translate its phenomenal commercial success into a longshot best picture nomination.

Visual effects

"Dune"

"Spider-Man: No Way Home"

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"

"The Matrix Resurrections"

"Godzilla vs. Kong"

On the cusp: "No Time to Die," "Eternals," "Free Guy"

The Bond movie could make it in as this branch is dominated by older men who wouldn't need CGI to show their own tears at the thought of Daniel Craig's tenure as 007 coming to a close.

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