Yes, Timothée Chalamet is shirtless at the Oscars. No, not everyone is loving it

Timothée Chalamet
“Dune” star Timothée Chalamet arrives at the 2022 Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

No one is “Dune” it like shirtless Timothée Chalamet at the Academy Awards.

Twitter went into a frenzy Sunday after the “Dune” star and Certified Internet Boyfriend rolled up to the Oscars’ red carpet in a sparkly black blazer, dress pants, a silver necklace and no shirt. Absolutely none.

“I’m breathing perfectly fine,” tweeted one person in response to a photo of Shirtless Chalamet posted by Times reporter Amy Kaufman.

“pls help me,” tweeted another.


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In February, Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic received Oscar nominations for adapted screenplay, cinematography, costume design, editing, makeup and hairstyling, original score, production design, sound, visual effects and best picture.

In “Dune” — based on the Frank Herbert novel of the same name — Chalamet plays protagonist Paul Atreides, whose noble family is involved in a political war over the desert planet Arrakis.

At the Oscars, Chalamet was joined by his “Dune” co-stars Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa and Zendaya, who also turned heads — per usual — in a white, silk crop top and shimmering silver skirt.

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“okay i get it now he is so hot,” another person tweeted Sunday in reaction to Chalamet’s Oscars apparel — or lack thereof.

“this is why dune should win best picture,” wrote one Twitter user.

Of course, not everyone was a fan of the peekaboo look.

“Shirtless to the oscars... Why,” tweeted one user.


“someone offer him a shirt,” remarked another.

“the red hot chili peppers do this every night. not impressed,” someone else wrote.

See more reactions to Chalamet’s jaw-dropping red-carpet arrival below.