Scicopaths is a 2022 American science fiction black comedy film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and produced by Shyamalan and Judd Apatow. A joint collective effort to commit to the film's production was made by Blinding Edge Pictures and Apatow Productions. It was produced by Nickelodeon Movies and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film stars McKenna Grace, Dakota Fanning, Alex Wolff, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd and Jonah Hill. The film was highly acclaimed by both critics and audiences. The film received numerous accolades; at the 94th Academy Awards it won all eleven awards for which it was nominated: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup, Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects, tying the record for the most Academy Awards won by a single film and holding the record for the highest clean sweep at the Oscars.



McKenna Grace as Linda Hendrickson

Dakota Fanning as Caitlin Anderson

Kristen Wiig as Jennifer Hendrickson

Paul Rudd as Seth Hendrickson

Jonah Hill as Gary

Craig Robinson as Lenny



The film was released on June 3, 2022.


The film's score was composed by Shyamalan's frequent collaborator James Newton Howard, who previously collaborated with Shyamalan on After Earth (2013). Newton Howard's score is a mixture of orchestral and electronic elements.



Opening logos

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Critical reception

The film holds an approval rating of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.


Organization Awards Recipients Result
Academy Awards Best Picture M. Night Shyamalan, Judd Apatow Won
Best Director M. Night Shyamalan Won
Best Original Screenplay Won
Best Supporting Actor Jonah Hill Nominated
Best Actress McKenna Grace Won
Best Supporting Actress Dakota Fanning Won
Best Cinematography Mike Gioulakis Won
Best Art Direction Won
Best Costume Design Joanna Johnston Won
Best Makeup Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou Won
Best Original Score James Newton Howard Won
Best Sound Mixing Won
Best Film Editing Luke Ciarrochi Won
Best Visual Effects Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken, and Dan Sudick Won
British Academy Film Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role McKenna Grace Won
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress Won
Best Supporting Actress Dakota Fanning Won
Best Original Score James Newton Howard Won
MTV Movie Awards Best Movie Scicopaths Won
Best Female Performance McKenna Grace Won
Best On-Screen Duo McKenna Grace and Dakota Fanning Won
Best Movie Villain Dakota Fanning Won
Best Fight McKenna Grace vs. Dakota Fanning Won


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