The Power of the Dog ties for most Golden Globe nominations

Montreal's Roger Frappier is among the producers of the Netflix film, which earned seven nominations total.

Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog is tied for the most nominations for the 79th Golden Globe Awards.

The Netflix film earned seven nominations overall, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, best director and best screenplay nods for Campion, acting nods for Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee, as well as best original score. It tied with Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, which won the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award this year.

The Power of the Dog is produced by veteran Canadian producer Roger Frappier, along with Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman and Iain Canning.

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve also picked up a nomination for his directing work on Dune. The film, which Villeneuve also wrote and produced, earned three nominations overall, including Best Motion Picture – Drama and best original score. Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, which was filmed in Toronto, was among this year’s snubbed films.

The awards themselves won’t be televised this year after U.S. broadcaster NBC said in May that it will not air the 2022 ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs the awards, has been the subject of controversy since an article from the Los Angeles Times raised questions about the organization’s ethics and lack of diversity, reporting that it had zero Black members. Last year’s awards included several snubs of acclaimed film and television projects, including Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and Michaela Coel’s BBC and HBO series I May Destroy You.

Schitt’s Creek star and co-creator Dan Levy spoke about the controversy in his acceptance speech after the series’ final season won the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy Series earlier this year, stating he hoped that the next ceremony “reflects the true breadth and diversity of film and television being made today.”

The association has since stated that it has “overhauled its bylaws” and added 21 new members, of which 48% identify as women, 29% identify as Black, 29% identify as Latin, 24% identify as Asian and 19% identify as Middle Eastern or North African.

The winners of the 79th Golden Globe Awards will be announced on Jan. 9 in a format that has yet to be announced.