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RT Users Vote The Power of the Dog to Win Best Picture

According to our poll, Jane Campion's Western should take home five awards, while Denis Villeneuve's Dune deserves six.

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After a month of fan voting, the results are finally in! According to the majority of Rotten Tomatoes users who participated, The Power of the Dog is the film that should win the Oscar for Best Picture, and Jane Campion should likewise win for Best Director. In fact, our readers had The Power of the Dog picking up all of the acting prizes except for Best Actress as well, though that’s where the story ends for the Netflix feature. The other big winner of the poll is Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which was voted to win six categories, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing. The closest race was for Best Original Score, with Encanto barely edging out Dune by fewer than 30 votes. Encantos only other award, for Best Animated Film, also tied Jane Campion’s Best Director win for the highest margin of victory, with 52% of the vote.

How close will our poll match the actual winners on Oscar Sunday? Considering the trends, probably only moderately, but when have the Academy Awards ever fully listened to the will of the people, right?

The 94th Academy Awards air live March 27, 2022 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT on ABC.


Best Picture: The Power of the Dog
Best Director: Jane Campion
Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
Best Actress: Kristen Stewart – Spencer
Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog
Best Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog
Best Adapted Screenplay: Dune
Best Original Screenplay: Don’t Look Up
Best Animated Feature: Encanto
Best International Feature: Drive My Car
Best Documentary Feature: Summer of Soul
Best Cinematography: Dune
Best Film Editing: Dune
Best Costume Design: Cruella
Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Cruella
Best Original Score: Encanto
Best Original Song: “No Time to Die” – Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell, No Time to Die
Best Production Design: Dune
Best Sound: Dune
Best Visual Effects: Dune
Best Live Action Short: The Long Goodbye
Best Documentary Short: The Queen of Basketball
Best Animated Short: Robin Robin

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