Canadian director named filmmaker of the decade by Hollywood Critics Association
It's a great week for Canadian film, because the Hollywood Critics Association just announced that Quebec director Denis Villeneuve is their filmmaker of the decade.
The association announced their decision in a tweet earlier this week, adding that Villeneuve will be presented with the award at a ceremony on January 9.
We at the HCA are proud to announce that Denis Villeneuve will receive the Filmmaker of the Decade Award at our ceremony on January 9, 2020. Villeneuve's incredible filmography includes Incendies, Prisoners, Arrival, Sicario, and Blade Runner 2049. #DenisVilleneuve pic.twitter.com/BWkOa7oqNb— Hollywood Critics Association (@LAOFCS) December 11, 2019
Villeneuve was born in Bécancour, QC and studied cinema at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
He's behind a number of critically-acclaimed movies including Polytechnique, Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.
2010 Incendies— Shanks 🌐 (@ShanksR123) December 11, 2019
2017 Blade Runner 2049
6 excellent movies this decade and 5 of them in consecutive years. He is one of the absolute best filmmakers working today and definitely deserves it. Highly recommend his films.
Villeneuve's work has been recognized by multiple awards associations prior to this one, including 18 Academy Awards nominations (three of which he won), 21 BAFTA awards nominations (three of which he also won) and two Golden Globe nominations.
Denis Villeneuve revived a marriage between modern and classic cinema.— Ben (@SirBenKenobi) December 12, 2019
He is a filmmaker of our times.
Altogether, his films have grossed a total of almost $700 million at the box office worldwide.
His upcoming title, Dune, is a futuristic, science fiction movie adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert.
Blade Runner 2049
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