Jane Campion’s Netflix hit The Power of the Dog has been nominated for 12 Oscars!
The film has been nabbing gold left and right this awards season, and now it’s time to see if it can take home the biggest prize in Hollywood. Jane Campion’s adapted screenplay of the 1967 novel of the same name by Thomas Savage follows the Burbank brothers, Phil and George, in the 1920s after they take over their family ranch in Montana. When George suddenly marries a widow and brings her and her son to live on the ranch, Phil is hellbent on making her life misery, but there was an unexpected eye watching carefully over her. A tale of toxic masculinity and what lurks beneath the sadist Phil’s tough exterior led to a surprise twist ending that no one saw coming.
Its nominations include:
- Best Picture
- Best Director – Jane Campion
- Best Actor – Benedict Cumberbatch
- Best Supporting Actress – Kirsten Dunst
- Best Supporting Actor – Jesse Plemons
- Best Supporting Actor – Kodi Smit-McPhee
- Best Adapted Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Film Editing
- Best Original Score
- Best Sound
- Best Production Design
This marks the first Oscar nomination for Dunst after a long, illustrious Hollywood career, as well as a first for Oscars newcomers Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Benedict Cumberbatch has now been nominated twice, his first coming for the Alan Turing biopic, The Imitation Game, in 2015. Jane Campion looks to make history as the first woman director to be nominated twice and the first woman to win both Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay. Her win for Best Original Screenplay and nomination for Best Director came in 1994 for The Piano. Should Campion nab the Best Director win, she’d only be the third woman in history to do so. Campion is highly expected to nab both the nomination and wins in both of those categories this year.
You can see the full list of nominees, here.
The Power of the Dog is streaming exclusively on Netflix.