‘The Power of the Dog’ also sweeps the Critics Choice Awards

Updated Monday, March 14, 2022 –

This Netflix film, favorite for the Oscars, left with the awards for best film, best direction, best photography and best adapted screenplay

Roger Frappier, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Jane Campion accept the award for Best Picture at the Critic’s Choice Awards.Frazer HarrisonAFP
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‘The power of the dog’ made its position clear this Sunday favorite for the Oscars after winning the award for best film at the US Critics Choice Awards, just hours after doing the same at the British BAFTAs.

The Critics Choice Association (CCA), an entity that brings together some 500 film critics from the United States and Canada, crowned this Netflix film with the awards for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.

its director, Jane Campion, He won the award for best direction after a weekend full of triumphs in his name in which he also won the BAFTA and the great prize of the Hollywood Directors Guild (SAG Awards).

“I’m like the grandmother of the wave of female filmmakers, but I’m still here!” exclaimed Campion, 67, on stage at the Fairmont Hotel in Los Angeles, where the gala was held.

The filmmaker is the only woman who has managed to be nominated for an Oscar for best direction twice. The first for “The Piano” in 1993.

And after this harvest of awards there is little doubt that next March 27 she will join the other two directors who already have the scar in a historically male category: Chlo Zhao by “Nomadland” (2021) y Kathryn Bigelow por “The Hurtl Locker” (2010).

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The Critics Choice Awards gala was initially scheduled for January, with the intention of replacing the Golden Globes, but the micron variant forced them to be postponed to this Sunday.

Its coincidence with the BAFTAs caused many of the winners accept the award from London.

Will Smith added even more points for the Oscar by winning the award for best leading actor for “King Richard” and Jessica Chastain doubled her chances by winning best actress for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”

And in the supporting categories, the American of Puerto Rican origin Ariana DeBose was imposed on Puerto Rican Rita Moreno, both nominated for the new version “West Side Story”.

DeBose, who has won at the BAFTAs, the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes, collected the award from London and dedicated a few words to Moreno, whom he thanked “for having paved the way” for other Latin actresses.

For its part, Troy Kotsur He won best supporting actor for “CODA,” a film that features a majority of deaf and dumb actors.

The British “Belfast” won the award for best cast and one of its protagonists, Jude Hill, 11 years old, starred in one of the most endearing moments of the ceremony when he received the award for best young actor.

Finally, the Japanese “Drive My Car” won in the international category and “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” in animation.


In the television section, “Succession” once again dominated in the dramatic genre while “Ted Lasso” did so in comedy.

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Although there was also mention for the ‘The Squid Game’ phenomenon as it Lee Jung-jae He took the statuette for best actor in a dramatic series.

“Mare of Easttown” was imposed as the best limited series (miniseries) and its protagonist, Kate Winslet, repeated the Emmy win for best actress in this format.

The Hollywood awards season will continue with the galas of the unions of writers and producers, next weekend, to culminate with the scars on March 27.

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