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‘The Power of the Dog’ receives 12 nominations at the 2022 Oscars; Benedict reacts

Earlier today (February 8) the nominees of the 94th Academy Awards (Oscars) have been announced, and The Power of the Dog leads the race with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director to Jane Campion and a double Actor in a Supporting Role nod to Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Benedict reacted to his second Oscar nomination in his career for his astonishing performance as Phil Burbank:

“I am absolutely floored and humbled by this recognition from the Academy. To be a part of this cinematic masterpiece has been one of the great privileges of my career. Jane Campion, our friend and fearless leader, congratulations on yet again breaking the glass ceiling and thank you for the gift of Phil Burbank; as an actor to play someone this complex, this challenging, this nuanced is truly a reward in and of itself. Kodi, Jesse, and Kirsten, I am so proud of you my friends and for our colleagues whose exceptional work brought this great novel to life on screen. 12 is my new favorite number. Thank you again.”

Now to the nominees:

Best Picture

Don’t Look Up
Drive My Car
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem in “Being the Ricardos”
Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Power of the Dog”
Andrew Garfield in “tick, tick…BOOM!”
Will Smith in “King Richard”
Denzel Washington in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Ciarán Hinds in “Belfast”
Troy Kotsur in “CODA”
Jesse Plemons in “The Power of the Dog”
J.K. Simmons in “Being the Ricardos”
Kodi Smit-McPhee in “The Power of the Dog”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Jessie Buckley in “The Lost Daughter”
Ariana DeBose in “West Side Story”
Judi Dench in “Belfast”
Kirsten Dunst in “The Power of the Dog”
Aunjanue Ellis in “King Richard”


Dune – Greig Fraser
Nightmare Alley – Dan Laustsen
The Power of the Dog – Ari Wegner
The Tragedy of Macbeth – Bruno Delbonnel
West Side Story – Janusz Kaminski


Belfast – Kenneth Branagh
Drive My Car – Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson
The Power of the Dog – Jane Campion
West Side Story – Steven Spielberg

Film Editing

Don’t Look Up – Hank Corwin
Dune – Joe Walker
King Richard – Pamela Martin
The Power of the Dog – Peter Sciberras
tick, tick…BOOM! – Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum

Music (Original Score)

Don’t Look Up – Nicholas Britell
Dune – Hans Zimmer
Encanto – Germaine Franco
Parallel Mothers – Alberto Iglesias
The Power of the Dog – Jonny Greenwood

Production Design

Dune – Production Design: Patrice Vermette/Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos
Nightmare Alley – Production Design: Tamara Deverell/Set Decoration: Shane Vieau
The Power of the Dog – Production Design: Grant Major/Set Decoration: Amber Richards
The Tragedy of Macbeth – Production Design: Stefan Dechant/Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
West Side Story – Production Design: Adam Stockhausen/Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo


Belfast – Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri
Dune – Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
No Time to Die – Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor
The Power of the Dog – Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb
West Side Story – Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

CODA – Screenplay by Siân Heder
Drive My Car – Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
Dune – Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth
The Lost Daughter – Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Power of the Dog – Written by Jane Campion

The winners will be announced on Sunday, March 27, andhis post will be updated once they come out.

Congratulations to Benedict for his second Oscar nomination! And congratulations to TPOTD team for the 12 nods!



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