“The Power of The Dog” made its favorite Oscar spot this Sunday by winning Best Picture at the US Critics’ Choice Awards, just hours after making it at Britain’s BAFTA.
The Critics’ Choice Association (CCA), an entity of nearly 500 film critics from the United States and Canada, crowned this Netflix movie with awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The film’s director, Jane Campion, won Best Director after a winning weekend to her name, in which she also won a BAFTA and the Hollywood Directors Guild (SAG Awards) Grand Prix.
“I’m like the grandmother of the wave of female filmmakers, but I’m still here!” Campion, 67, said on stage at the Fairmont Hotel in Los Angeles, where the party took place.
The director is the only woman who twice managed to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. The first movie about “The Piano” in 1993.
And after this harvest of awards, there is no doubt that on March 27 she will join other directors who have already won an Oscar in the male historical category: Chloe Chow for “Nomadland” (2021) and Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurtl “Locker” (2010). ).
Critics’ Awards Ceremony Cucumber The awards were initially scheduled to be presented in January, aiming to replace the Golden Globes, but the omicron variable forced them to postpone it to Sunday.
Its synchronization with the BAFTAs caused several award winners to be accepted from London.
Will Smith added more Oscar points by winning Best Actor in a Leading Role for “King Richard” and Jessica Chastain doubled her chances of winning Best Actress for “The Eyes of Tami Fay.”
In the supporting categories, Puerto Rican-American Ariana Debus beat Puerto Rican Rita Moreno, both of whom were nominated for the new version of “West Side Story”.
DeBose, who won BAFTAs, SAG Awards, and Golden Globes, picked up the award from London and dedicated a few words to Moreno, whom he thanked for “paving the way” for other Latina actresses.
For his part, Troy Kotsur won Best Supporting Actor for “CODA”, the movie that features the majority of deaf and dumb actors.
Britain’s Belfast won Best Casting, and one of its heroes, 11-year-old Judd Hill, starred in one of the party’s most endearing moments when he was awarded Best Young Actor.
Finally, the Japanese movie “Drive My Car” won the world rankings and “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” in the animation.
‘SUCCESS’ and ‘TED LASSO’ dominate the TV section
In the TV department, Succession once again dominated the dramatic genre while Ted Lasso did in the comedy.
Although there is also a reference to the phenomenon of “The Squid Game”, Lee Jung-jae took the statuette for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
“Mare of Easttown” won Best Limited Series (miniseries), and the film’s heroine, Kate Winslet, repeated an Emmy win for Best Actress in that format.
Hollywood Awards season will continue with the Writers and Producers Guild celebrations next weekend, culminating with the Academy Awards ceremony on March 27.