The Power of the Dog – a second Oscar for Emile Sherman?

February 9, 2022 by Henry Benjamin
Read on for article

A western shot in New Zealand with a British actor playing the top role as a rancher has been nominated for 12 awards at this year’s Oscars.

Emile Sherman and Jame Campion

Sydney-based Emile Sherman joins writer/director Jane Campion as one of the film’s four producers receiving nominations.

Sherman won an Oscar for producing The King’s Speech and on March 27 he will know if he can bookend his sideboard with two Oscars.

Emile Sherman, Producer and Co-founder of Australian/UK production company See-Saw Films, said:

“It has been an incredible privilege to work with Jane Campion on The Power of The Dog. She is a visionary director and one of the world’s finest filmmakers. Her artistry and graceful command of this story can be seen in every frame of the film and we are so grateful to The Academy for recognising it with 12 nominations. We are equally thrilled for Jane to receive her first-ever Best Picture nomination and we are so proud of our incredible ensemble of cast and crew, including those nominated today.

“See-Saw has collaborated with Jane since 2009 and we are honoured to have worked alongside her for so many years. Thank you to our fellow producers and also to Netflix for being such incredible partners on this journey with us. “

Jane Campion was nominated for director, adapted screenplay and best picture, Benedict Cumberbatch is up for lead actor and Kirsten Dunst for supporting actress and Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee for supporting actor.

Jonny Greenwood for the score, Melbourne-born Ari Wegner for cinematography, Peter Sciberras for editing and Grant Major for production design.

Power of a Dog is set in Montana almost 100 years ago. The film was shot in Dunedin.


Speak Your Mind

Comments received without a full name will not be considered
Email addresses are NEVER published! All comments are moderated. J-Wire will publish considered comments by people who provide a real name and email address. Comments that are abusive, rude, defamatory or which contain offensive language will not be published

Got something to say about this?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.