12 Oscar nominations for The Power Of The Dog

Following the success of The Power Of The Dog at the BAFTAS, BBC Film is thrilled that the title also leads the nominations with 12 across 11 categories including Best Picture, Directing and four acting nominations.

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

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