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Benedict’s performance in ‘The Power of the Dog’ named the best of the year by critics

IndieWire has unveiled the results of their annual survey that asks critics to pick their favourite films and performances of the year. This time, 187 critics and journalists from all around the world voted and we’re thrilled to share that they chose Benedict’s performance as Phil Burbank in The Power of the Dog as THE best performance, by any actor!!!

The Power of the Dog itself was named the best film of the year and won Best Director, Best Cinematography besides placing 4th in Best Screenplay!!

Congratulations to Benedict, Jane Campion, Ari Wegner and the entire cast and crew of the film for this incredibly well-deserved recognition!!

Here are the critics’ favourites:

Best Performance

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
  2. Kristen Stewart, Spencer
  3. Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World
  4. Nicolas Cage, Pig
  5. Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza
  6. Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
  7. Tessa Thompson, Passing
  8. Peter Dinklage, Cyrano
  9. Hidetoshi Nishijima, Drive My Car
  10. Will Smith, King Richard

Best Film

  1. The Power of the Dog
  2. Drive My Car
  3. Licorice Pizza
  4. The Worst Person in the World
  5. Memoria
  6. The French Dispatch
  7. Flee
  8. Petite Maman
  9. Passing
  10. C’mon C’mon

Best Director

  1. Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
  2. Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car
  3. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Memoria
  4. Denis Villeneuve, Dune
  5. Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
  6. Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch
  7. David Lowery, The Green Knight
  8. Steven Spielberg, West Side Story
  9. Pablo Larrain, Spencer
  10. Celine Sciamma, Petite Maman

Best Cinematography

  1. The Power of the Dog
  2. Dune
  3. Spencer
  4. The Green Knight
  5. West Side Story
  6. The Tragedy of Macbeth
  7. Memoria
  8. Passing
  9. The French Dispatch
  10. Belfast

Best Screenplay

  1. Drive My Car
  2. Licorice Pizza
  3. The French Dispatch
  4. The Power of the Dog
  5. A Hero
  6. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  7. The Lost Daughter
  8. Pig
  9. The Worst Person in the World
  10. Bergman Island