BBC Film hails 12 Oscar nominations for The Power of the Dog

The BBC Film-backed title leads the nominations with 12 across 11 categories including Best Picture, Directing and four acting nominations. BBC Storyville title Writing With Fire is nominated in the Documentary category



BBC Film, the feature filmmaking arm of the BBC, is celebrating 12 Oscar nominations across 11 categories for The Power of the Dog, including: Best Picture for director Jane Campion, who produced alongside Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier; Directing and Writing (Adapted Screenplay) for Jane Campion; Actor in a Leading Role for Benedict Cumberbatch; Actress in a Supporting Role for Kirsten Dunst; and Actor in a Supporting Role for both Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

The psychological drama about a domineering but charismatic rancher was supported in development by BBC Film, who also backed the production.

Rose Garnett, Director of BBC Film, says: “We’re thrilled that The Power Of The Dog has gained so much well-deserved recognition from the Oscar voters. BBC Film boarded Jane Campion’s project at the development stage and it’s wonderful to see how this beautifully told story is captivating audiences around the world. Many congratulations to everyone involved.”

Also nominated, in the Documentary (Feature) category, is Storyville title Writing With Fire, by filmmakers Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh. Storyville, the BBC’s award-winning strand showcasing the very best in international documentaries, will screen Writing With Fire on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer in March.

Philippa Kowarsky, Commissioning Editor of Storyville, says: “We’re so delighted that Writing With Fire has been nominated by Oscar voters. We can’t wait to share this powerful film about inspirational Dalit women with audiences in the UK.”

The winners will be announced at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday 27 March.

The 12 nominations for The Power of the Dog are:

Best Picture

Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers

Jane Campion
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Written by Jane Campion
Actor in a Leading Role

Benedict Cumberbatch
Actress in a Supporting Role

Kirsten Dunst
Actor in a Supporting Role

Jesse Plemons
Kodi Smit-McPhee

Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb
Music (Original Score)

Jonny Greenwood
Film Editing

Peter Sciberras

Ari Wegner
Production Design

Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards


Notes to Editors

The Power of the Dog has also received eight nominations for this year’s BAFTA Film Awards including Best Film, Director and Adapted Screenplay for Jane Campion, Leading Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, and Supporting Actor for both Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee, Cinematography for Ari Wegner, and Original Score for Jonny Greenwood.

The BBC has backed films and talent nominated for a further 10 BAFTAs including Aleem Khan’s After Love, Clio Barnard’s Ali & Ava, Andrea Arnold’s Cow, and Rising Star Award nominees Harris Dickinson, Lashana Lynch and Kodi Smit-McPhee who appear in Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir Part II, debbie tucker green’s ear for eye, and Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog respectively.

Source BBC One

February 9, 2022 4:00am ET by BBC One  


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