The western drama The Power of the Dog from Netflix is the top favorite at this year’s Oscars. The story is about the bond between two brothers and is set in the American state of Montana, which is rapidly becoming more modern in 1925. The film has twelve nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Jane Campion), Best Actor (leader Benedict Cumberbatch).
The science fiction movie dune by director Denis Villeneuve received ten nominations and is also in the running for best picture. In addition, in that most important category are Belfast† West Side Story† Don’t Look Up† Licorice Pizza† King Richard† CODA† Nightmare Alley and the Japanese drama Drive My Car nominated. Both dune if King Richardabout the father of tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, appeared simultaneously on streaming services and in open cinemas because of the pandemic.
Kristen Stewart has been nominated for best actress for her role as Princess Diana in the drama film Spencer† Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain and Olivia Colman are also competing for that Oscar. The best actor contenders include Benedict Cumberbatch, Will Smith, Javier Bardem, Andrew Garfield and Denzel Washington.
The most important American film awards will be presented later than usual this year in connection with the broadcasting of the Winter Olympics. Last year, the ceremony was five feet away in a festively decorated Los Angeles train station. This time the show takes place in the usual place in the movie city: the Dolby Theater.