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‘The Power of the Dog’ is now the Oscar front-runner for Best Picture, according to our latest odds

‘The Power of the Dog’ is now the Oscar front-runner for Best Picture, according to our latest odds

The Power of the Dog” is the new Oscar front-runner for Best Picture, according to the combined predictions of thousands of Gold Derby users. It has taken the top spot from “Nightmare Alley,” Guillermo Del Toro‘s followup to his Best Picture-winning “The Shape of Water.”

The rise of “Power of the Dog” comes following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 2. It also screened at the Telluride Film Festival and will continue its tour of the world at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals. Being selected by so many fests is a positive sign for it, and is also evidence of Netflix’s confidence in the film, which is directed by Jane Campion and tells the story of a cruel rancher (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the arrival of his new sister-in-law (Kirsten Dunst).

SEECould Jane Campion (‘The Power of the Dog’) follow in Chloe Zhao’s Oscar-winning footsteps for Best Director?

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