Razzie Nominations For ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Instead Of Academy Awards

An Academy Award… a Golden Globe… a BAFTA…

NONE of these prestigious film awards were possible for ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, thanks to zero nominations. While fans of the film weren’t expecting any “Best Picture” nods from any of these venues, many will perhaps be surprised it didn’t even get nominated for the technical categories from the Academy Awards, such as “Visual Effects”. To be fair, it was a good year for visual effects ranging from the impressive aerial flights in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ to the mind-blowing world of ‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’. It’s just such a shame ‘Dominion’ won’t be recognized in any more awards venues from last year’s films, and—

—what’s that? Sorry, I am getting new information. Everything is fine. ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ is indeed nominated, but not for a prestigious award. No, instead the latest entry from our beloved franchise is being put on a rocky pedestal by none other than The Razzies. For those not in the know, The Razzies is a decades-old awards venue that showcases what they believe to be the worst films of the year.

Here are the damning nominations for ‘Dominion’:

Worst Actress (Bryce Dallas Howard)

Worst Remake/Rip-Off/Sequel

Worst Screenplay: Screenplay by Emily Carmichael & Colin Trevorrow, Story by Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly

However, what’s even more damning is that The Razzies couldn’t even be bothered to spell “Trevorrow” correctly (which I have corrected for this article) and called the film ‘Jurassic Park: Dominion’ in one of the categories. Oops! Looks like The Razzies will be getting nominated for “Worst Website Editorial” from the “Me Awards”.

What are the chances ‘Dominion’ has at winning any of these three nominations? Here are the other contenders in these categories that you can judge for yourself:

Other Worst Actress Noms: ‘Mack & Rita’ (Diane Keaton), ‘The King’s Daughter’ (Kaya Scodelario), & ‘The Requin’ (Alicia Silverstone)

Other Worst Remake/Rip-Off/Sequel Noms: ‘Blonde’, Both ‘365 Days’ Sequels, ‘Disney’s Pinocchio’, & ‘Firestarter’

 Other Worst Screenplay Noms: ‘Blonde’, ‘Disney’s Pinocchio’, ‘Good Mourning’, & ‘Morbius’

This isn’t the first time a ‘Jurassic’ film has received Razzie nominations. ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ received three, ‘Jurassic Park 3’ received one, and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ also received one. Thankfully, none of them ever won. Hopefully ‘Dominion’ won’t as well (I personally believe there are far more deserving films to win, such as ‘Disney’s Pinocchio’ and ‘Morbius’).

Thankfully, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ has already been recognized with nominations from better awards venues. These include the Annie Awards, CinEuphoria Awards, Motion Picture Sound Editors, Visual Effects Society Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. While it didn’t win any of these nominations, it is still clear that the film isn’t some “dumpster fire” just because it is listed on the Razzies. The visual effects and production design were exceptionally done and stand as some of the best the franchise has ever seen.

‘Dominion’ is still a winner, even without any awards. It is one of the top 3 grossing films of 2022 that made over a billion dollars worldwide, outgrossed only by ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’. That’s right: none of the Marvel films managed to reach that milestone. So even if it does win a Razzie, ‘Dominion’ still won the only prize that actually matters in the filmmaking business: it made a lot of money. This was only achievable by having a film that people wanted to see, whether they ended up liking it or not. It is the “Filmgoer Award”, nominated by fans and general audiences with their money as the ballots. Fans of the film should be happy knowing they still managed to strike a win for it after all.

In related awards news regarding talent from the franchise, Steven Spielberg’s latest film ‘The Fabelmansreceived several Academy Award Nominations, including “Best Picture”, “Best Director” by Steven Spielberg, “Best Production Design” by Rick Carter, and “Best Music Score” by John Williams. So if you still want to root for people related to the ‘Jurassic’ franchise this year, give this film the love it also deserves.

Do you think ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ deserved its Razzie nominations? Do you also think it got snubbed by the Academy Awards? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and as always, stick around with Jurassic Outpost for the latest.

Jurassic World Primal Ops Composer Nominated for SCL Award!

Released in early 2022, Jurassic World Primal Ops is an action-combat mobile game filled with dinosaurs. Almost a year later, composer Winifred Phillips‘ musical score for the game has been nominated in the “Outstanding Score For Interactive Media” category at the 2023 SCL (Society of Composers & Lyricists) Awards!

Original Video Game Score composed by Winifred Phillips

“A listening experience that’s both fun and sophisticated!”

– Film Score Monthly

“Video game composer extraordinaire Winifred Phillips has composed an exciting score for the game!”

– BuySoundtrax

Winifred Phillips is an award-winning, BAFTA nominated composer whose credits include titles in six of the biggest franchises in gaming: Assassin’s Creed, God of War, Lineage, LittleBigPlanet, The Sims, and Total War.

Click here to listen to the entire score, which is exciting, fun, and very Jurassic!

Jurassic World Primal Ops – Score by Winifred Phillips

Click here to read more about the Jurassic World Primal Ops game.

Are you a Jurassic World Primal Ops player? What do you think about the music? Let us know in the comments!

Universal Parks and Resorts Announces New Theme Park

Concept art for the new park proposed for Frisco, TX

Universal Studios Parks and Resorts announced today that they are developing a new park in Frisco, Texas.


The entertainment conglomerate has purchased nearly a hundred acres of land to establish a new park and resort destination for families with children that will include rides, character interactions, and a hotel.


While there is no official word on what specific brands and characters guests will be able to encounter at the new Universal destination, based on the official concept artwork released it seems like there is a heavy emphasis on Dreamworks properties. Among them also looks to be a whole area themed to Jurassic.

Many are already speculating, especially if the park focuses on Dreamworks properties, perhaps the Jurassic section will be heavily inspired or centered around the hit Netflix show Camp Cretaceous.



At the same time, Universal also announced a year-round Horror attraction for Las Vegas.



Tell us, what do you hope to see from Universal Parks and Resorts’ newest park? What would you like to see in the existing parks? Let us know in the comments!


Need More Dinosaurs? Check Out the Trailer for ‘ARK: The Animated Series’!

While the Jurassic World films and expanded stories may be taking a break after the release of Jurassic World Dominion and the final season of Camp Cretaceous earlier this year, a new era of dinosaur media is roaring to life. Take a look at the Season 1 trailer for ‘ARK – the Animated Series’ below!

Featuring an unparalled voice cast with the talents of Michelle Yeoh, Gerard Butler, Russell Crowe, and Executive Produced by Vin Diesel, ARK: The Animated Series is an adaptation of the hit video game. In a sweeping story that spans eons of human & world history, 21st century paleontologist Helena Walker finds herself resurrected on a mysterious primeval land after tragedy. There she must learn to survive and find new allies, or die again at the hands of ruthless warlords — all while trying to uncover the true nature of their strange new world. ARK: The Animated Series will release on a to-be-announced platform in 2023. Join us then for an ageless adventure beyond life & death itself!

Series written by Marguerite Bennett and Kendall Deacon Davis, with fully-orchestrated music by Gareth Coker.

Voice talent and character descriptions, in alphabetical order:

Dee Bradley Baker vocalizes many of the ARK’s furry and scaly creature friends. Monica Bellucci plays Cassia Virila, a strong-willed Roman noblewoman during the Augustan Empire. Gerard Butler plays General Gaius Marcellus Nerva, a brutal ancient Roman despot. Devery Jacobs plays Alasie, a peppy 17th century Inuit teenager, now finding her place on the ARK. Cissy Jones plays The Gladiatrix, a formidable commander in Nerva’s army. Madeleine Madden plays 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker, newly awoken on the ARK. Deborah Mailman plays Deborah Walker, a 21st century Aboriginal Australian activist, and mother to Helena Walker. Zahn McClarnon plays Thunder Comes Charging, a 19th century Lakota warrior who leads a thriving community on the ARK. Malcolm McDowell plays Senator Lucius Cassius Virilis, a manipulative aristocrat during the reign of Caesar Augustus. Juliet Mills plays Chava, a wise healer and village councilmember. Elliot Page plays Victoria Walker, an idealistic humanitarian aid worker, and wife of Helena Walker. Ragga Ragnars plays Queen Sigrid, a bellicose 10th century Viking warlord. David Tennant plays Sir Edmund Rockwell, an egocentric 19th century scientist harboring dark ambitions. Alan Tudyk plays The Captain, a crusty buccaneer who profitably sails the dangerous waters around the ARK. Karl Urban plays Bob, a recent square-jawed ARK arrival. Jeffrey Wright plays Henry Townsend, an 18th century American watchmaker and Patriot spy. Michelle Yeoh plays Meiyin Li, a 3rd century Chinese rebel leader, known on the ARK by her reputation as the formidable “Beast Queen.” Ron Yuan plays Han Li, a 3rd century Chinese rebel leader and brother to Meiyin. With Russell Crowe playing Kor the Prophet, an eccentric ‘dino-whisperer’ hailing from a time before recorded history. And Vin Diesel playing 24th century ‘Mek’-pilot, gearhead, & freedom-fighter Santiago.

For those of you unfamiliar, ARK is a popular dinosaur survival video game which has continued to evolve over the years with new expansions. While the first game is light on story, the sequel planned for 2023 will expand upon that and likely tie into the animated series which seems to have surprisingly complex lore amongst exciting dino-riding action.

Are you interested in the ARK series, or do you simply wish the Jurassic franchise would expand its storytelling into the more dynamic video game spaces, alongside an animated series that skews for older audiences who prefer the films over Camp Cretaceous? Be sure to let us know!

‘Generation Jurassic’ Event Lookback – A Beyond The Gates Special Episode

It has been a fantastic year for Jurassic World collectors and in this year’s final episode of Beyond The Gates, Chris takes a look back at the Generation Jurassic event, held earlier this year at Universal Studios Hollywood!

Chris was joined on stage by Mattel’s Rafael Bencosme, Funko’s Ashley Anderson, and NBCUniversal’s Erick Solorzano! Not to mention a very special guest from Jurassic World Dominion… DeWanda Wise!

You can watch all of this year’s episodes in the playlist below:

There was so much to see and do at Generation Jurassic and we hope you enjoyed this lookback! What has been your favourite Beyond The Gates reveal this year? Let us know down below in the comments.

Don’t forget to check out last month’s episode which featured a new Legacy Collection set reveal!

Jurassic World Dominion Makes Oscars Shortlist for Visual Effects

Shortlists for multiple categories for the 2023 Oscars were announced today, revealing a list of eligible contenders including Jurassic World Dominion, which has landed a position in the Visual Effects category.

Now, the entire Oscar voting body will vote to choose the winners from these lists. The films that made the Visual Effects shortlist are as follows:

“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Batman”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”
“Jurassic World Dominion”
“Nope”
“Thirteen Lives”
“Top Gun: Maverick”

Colin took to Twitter to congratulate the visual effects team:

The 2023 Oscar nominations will be revealed on January 24, 2023

New Jurassic Park and ILM Documentary ‘Jurassic Punk’ Arrives!

Focusing on one of ILM’s computer animation pioneers, a new documentary titled Jurassic Punk releases today! The doc tells the story of Steve “Spaz” Williams and his time at Industrial Light & Magic.

Fans of Jurassic Park will no doubt be very familiar with Steve’s work, and this new documentary directed by Scott Leberecht dives into the untold story of cinematic revolution.

During his time at ILM, Steve worked on a number of movies and created groundbreaking computer animated effects that completely changed the industry, and that still hold up today. His digital dinosaurs, the story surrounding them, and the inevitable aftermath, is explored in the doc.

If it wasn’t for Steve, Jurassic Park wouldn’t be the same.

“Directed by Scott Leberecht, “Jurassic Punk” tells the very juicy story of pioneers, naysayers and professional hierarchies that made Williams both the Necessary Man and an eventual outcast.”

-Glenn Kenny, New York Times

Jurassic Punk will be holding a screening today at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio, with more opportunities for screenings in the near future.

Support the film: it is available to stream on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft Xbox, Vimeo, Vudu, and YouTube.

Visit the official website for more!

A New Hollywood Dinosaur Movie is Roaring into Theaters Next Year

When is the last time there was a dinosaur movie in theaters that took itself seriously? Check out the trailer for Scott Beck and Bryan Woods’ ’65’ below:

From the writers of A Quiet Place comes a movie starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt and Chloe Coleman, with Danny Elfman composing the score.

After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills quickly discovers he’s stranded on Earth… 65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa, must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures (including dinosaurs) in an epic fight to survive.”

65 is set for release on March 10, 2023 – will you be there?

Universal Orlando’s “Great Movie Escape” Opening This Month – Featuring a Jurassic World Escape Room

Universal Studios Orlando Resort has officially announced the opening day of their newest attraction, The Great Movie Escape! Opening December 9th, 2022, and located in the City Walk portion of the resort, The Great Movie Escape offers Universal guests a chance to become a part of their favorite films like never before! One of the two escape rooms offered is centered around Universal’s biggest franchise- Jurassic World.

In Jurassic World: Escape, you find yourself with a team of new geneticists on Isla Nublar on training day. While it may all begin with some “ooo’s” and “ahh’s” as you learn to work with the park’s star attractions and learning what it takes to make dinosaurs, it quickly devolves into “running and screaming” as one of the park’s apex predators escapes and starts heading your way. You must work together as a team to figure out how to survive. The new experience mixes an engaging story with state of the art effects, highly detailed and immersive sets, and ‘more teeth (and claws) than anything you’ve experienced before.’

This new Jurassic adventure is sure to please casual and die-hard fans of the franchise alike. The escape room experience is randomized, so the solution can vary with each visit and offers rare replay-ability that many normal escape rooms do not. The experience is also customizable depending on party size to ensuring everyone in the group gets to participate, and is also designed to adjust based on skill level (so Jurassic fans thinking this will be a piece of cake are in for a surprise- Chaos Theory in action!)

This latest foray into the Jurassic franchise by the creative teams at Universal Orlando is sure to be another hit for the resort. It follows several dino-sized wins for Universal parks and the Jurassic franchise across the world, on the tails of VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure being awarded Best Roller Coaster and Best New Attraction of 2021,  Jurassic World: Dominion grossing over $1 billion at the box office, and Jurassic World Adventure at Universal Studios Beijing being awarded the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for an Attraction just last month. We can only hope to see this trend for Jurassic continuing to grow and expand at the parks!

Tickets for Universal’s Great Movie Escape start at $49.99 (plus tax) for individuals, or guests can reserve a private escape room experience for $300 (plus tax) for groups of up to 8 people. You can order your tickets by visiting the Universal Orlando website , or by calling (407)224-8463. Besides Jurassic World: Escape there will also be Back to the Future: OUTTATIME, a Back to the Future themed escape room experience where guests have to stop Biff from stealing Doc Brown’s latest invention (featuring the return of Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown!)

Exclusive: Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Captivz Collector Figures Roaring Into Walmart Soon!

Are you looking forward to Jurassic Park’s 30th Anniversary on June 11th, 2023? I know we are, and the good news is the celebrations are starting much sooner: the 30th Anniversary Captivz collection will be roaring onto Walmart shelves January 2023 in the US!

This all-new lineup of mini pop-and-lock collectible dinosaurs come packaged within mystery eggs, and feature every on-screen dino from the first Jurassic Park (plus select dinosaurs from The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 in the second wave), sporting movie accurate details and colors. From the Gallimimus to the baby Velociraptor, your favorite species and moments can be brought to life in your collections. Best of all? Each dinosaur comes with a collector token inspired by the collector cards included with the classic Jurassic Kenner toys, featuring beautifully rendered art bringing the scenes to life in unique ways.

Check out the exclusive sneak peek below!

Jurassic World CAPTIVZ 30th Anniversary Slime Egg (Wave 1)

Celebrate Jurassic Park’s 30th Anniversary with a new exclusive release of CAPTIVZ Build N Battle dinos!

Featuring 9 species to collect from the original movie and a rare gold baby velociraptor to chase – this collection will be the most authentic release yet.

Just crack your egg, ooze through the stretchy AMBER slime and reveal your epic species and build to BATTLE! Collect them all!

Each Slime Egg contains:
1x Build N Battle Dinosaur with epic paint detail
50g Amber slime
1x Collector guide
1x Exclusive Collector Card

$4.99 MSRP

Alongside the standard eggs, there are also the larger eggs with the super-sized Captivz dinosaurs inside:

Jurassic World 30th Anniversary Surprise Build N Battle Dinos by CAPTIVZ

Celebrate Jurassic Park’s 30th Anniversary with the all-new SURPRISE Egg by CAPTIVZ!

DIG through Pre-Historic Sand, SLICE through Amber sap gel and OOZE through Biosyn Lab Slime to discover which ALL-NEW super-sized exclusive species you have unearthed!

Featuring 6 super-sized species to collect from the original Jurassic Park movie. Collect them all and get ready for the ULTIMATE BATTLE!


Each SUPER SIZE Surprise EGG contains:
1x Super-sized Build N Battle Dinosaur with epic paint detail
53g Amber Sap Gel
35g Pre-historic Sand
120g BioSyn Slime
1x Sticker sheet
1x Collector guide

$12.99 MSRP

For more on the Captivz collections check out their website and be sure to stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for more Captivz, Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary, and everything else Jurassic!