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How Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’ Could Shatter Multiple Oscar Records for Women If She Wins

How Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’ Could Shatter Multiple Oscar Records for Women If She Wins

Those who do not know Oscar history are surprised when it repeats. It’s a different take on philosopher George Santayana’s famous quote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Statistics are an important piece to consider when analyzing an Oscar race. Too often, from the casual awards-watchers on social media, contenders are easily dismissed because of “missing x or y” during its run. However, this new Academy membership, which has diversified immensely in the last few years, has led to various statistics falling in the wake of a new movie being crowned. Jane Campion has been the prom queen of the awards season, with her film “The Power of the Dog” leading the way in the Oscar nomination tally, and despite a recent surge from “Coda,” it remains competitive in many of its races, including best picture.

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