Oscars 2022: Indian in spotlight as Namit Malhotra wins big for 'Dune'

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Mar 30, 2022, 01:36 PM(IST)

India's Namit Malhotra wins Oscar. Photograph:( Twitter )

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As ‘Dune’ picks up the highest number of awards at Oscars 2022 so far, there’s one particular guy who we can’t not talk about – Namit Malhotra.

As ‘Dune’ picks up the highest number of awards at Oscars 2022 so far, there’s one particular guy who we can’t not talk about – Namit Malhotra. A big win for him as the film won in the coveted Best Visual Effects category, India’s Namit can’t control his excitement. 

Chairman and CEO of DNEG, the VFX pro behind Dune, previously spoke to publications on the Oscars nomination, “It’s a great feeling. It’s the first James Bond movie to get a nomination in this particular category in many, many years. Dune, on the other hand, is the new benchmark of visual effects in storytelling.”

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India's Namit Malhotra's DNEG received nominations in the Best Visual Effects category for its incredible work on director Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed film ‘Dune’ and Daniel Craig-starrer ‘No Time to Die’. It won for Dune. The other films up for nominations were ‘Free Guy’, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.

DNEG’s VFX work has previously won six Academy Awards for ‘Best Visual Effects’ - including Tenet (2021), First Man (2019), Blade Runner 2049 (2018), Ex Machina (2016), Interstellar (2015), and Inception (2011).

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