‘The Power of the Dog’ Wins Best Film, Best Director at BAFTAs

Netflix’s dark western film “The Power of the Dog” won Best Film and Best Director at the Bafta Film Awards in London on March 13.

Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the film, accepted the best director award on behalf of Jane Campion, who was still in Los Angeles where she accepted the Directors Guild of America’s Theatrical Feature Film Award on March 12.

Campion appeared on a video call after the ceremony, saying that she was “speechless” to win the best film award.

The film is now a top contender for the best movie award at the Oscars in Los Angeles on March 27.

Starring Cumberbatch as a domineering rancher in 1920s Montana, the film explores the toxic masculinity of sexually repressed cowboys.


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