‘The Power of the Dog’ leads Oscar nominations

Jane Campion’s gothic Western “The Power of the Dog” led the Oscars nominations Tuesday, fending off a crowded field of movies from a year in which Covid-weary audiences slowly headed back into movie theaters.

The Power of the Dog Trailer

Video Credits: Netflix

The movie about a repressed 1920s cattle rancher in Montana released by Netflix earned 12 nods ahead of next month’s Oscars gala, including best director — making Campion the first female auteur nominated twice in Academy Award history.

“The Power of the Dog” was also nominated for best picture, and landed acting nods for Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Campion was last nominated 28 years ago for “The Piano.”

Sprawling sci-fi epic “Dune” landed in second place overall, landing 10 nods including best picture, although its director Denis Villeneuve was overlooked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

As expected, the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sprawling novel set on a desert planet plagued by monstrous sandworms scored well across technical categories including cinematography, visual effects and sound.

Other coveted directing slots went to Kenneth Branagh for black-and-white childhood drama “Belfast” and Steven Spielberg for musical “West Side Story,” with each film securing seven nominations.

Spielberg’s decision to remake the most honored musical in Oscars history had been criticized as unnecessary by some, but it won over voters to earn a best picture nomination, and another for supporting actress for Ariana DeBose as Anita.

The directing category was rounded out by Paul Thomas Anderson for “Licorice Pizza,” and Japanese filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi — whose subtitled, three-hour drama “Drive My Car” also earned a rare best picture nomination.

Hopes that larger-than-life, unapologetically commercial box office hits like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and 007 outing “No Time To Die” could break into the best picture race were thwarted.

The $1.8 billion-grossing “Spider-Man” film landed only a visual effects nomination, while Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film earned three nods.

Spread the love

Leave a Comment

Intstagram feed

Follow us on facebook

Trendinginsocial extends a warm welcome to all our visitors, old and new. If you’re in search of the latest trending news and updates, you’ve arrived at the perfect destination. 

Here’s to Pakistan’s top entertainment portal – Trendinginsocial.com!

Edtior's Picks

Latest Articles

Copyright© 2024 Trendinginsocial.com . All Rights Reserved