Jane Campion’s western drama The Power of the Dog movie is the big favorite at this year’s Oscars.
The film adaptation of the novel garnered a total of 12 nominations, including for the prestigious categories of Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, as announced today. It was followed by sci-fi drama Dune by director Denis Villeneuve with ten chances to win.
According to NY Times. Campion became the first woman in the 94-year history of the Academy Awards to receive two directing nominations. (Her first was for “The Piano” in 1994.) Another Netflix film, the divisive climate-change satire “Don’t Look Up,” will also compete for moviedom’s top prize. ABC will broadcast the Oscars on March 27.
For the “International Feature Film” category. This is where “Drive My Car” (Japan), “The Hand of God” (Italy) and “The Worst Man in the World” (Norway) meet.
Awards prognosticators had expected Lady Gaga to be among the best actress nominees, for instance, for her gonzo performance in “House of Gucci.” Nominations instead went to Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”), Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”), Penélope Cruz (“Parallel Mothers”) and Kidman.
In the documentary feature category, “The Rescue,” from the previous Oscar winners Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (“Free Solo”), was notably left out.
A total of ten candidates are in the running for the best film. In addition to “Power of the Dog” and “Dune”, there are competitions from Kenneth Branagh’s black-and-white drama “Belfast”, the doomsday satire “Don’t Look Up” and the musical remake “West Side Story” together. All in all, the most important film prizes in the world are awarded in 23 categories. The grand gala takes place on March 27th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
How to watch power of the dog movie?
The giant Netflix had acquired The Power of the Dog at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, before production began. Which means if you want to catch up on the Oscar-nominated movie, the place to do so is on Netflix.
Power Of The Dog Cast
“The Power of the Dog” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Cumberbatch (best actor), Dunst (best supporting actress), Plemons (best supporting actor) and Smit-McPhee (best supporting actor) all received 2022 Oscar nominations for their work in the movie.
Other notable actors in the cast include Phil Burbank, Rose Gordon, George Burbank, Peter Gordon and Geneviève Lemon.
Power Of The Dog Story
The movie is directed and written by Jane Campion based on the 1967 novel of the same name, written by Thomas Savage.
According to IMDB. Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling.
All of Phil’s romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud.
He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, revelling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter – all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her.
As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form – he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil’s cowhand disciples.
Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?
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