The Power of the Dog, an intense Western starring Benedict Cumberbatch, leads this year's Oscar nominations with 12.

These 12 nominations, includes nods for best picture, best director and all of its top actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Campion, a nominee for 1993′s “The Piano,” became the first woman to ever be nominated twice for best director.

Campion’s director of photography, Ari Wegner, also became the second woman ever nominated for best cinematography.

The film follows the sleepy life of a bachelor cowboy (Cumberbatch) who disapproves of his brother's (Plemons) new wife and son (Dunst, Smit-McPhee).

Olivia Colman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Garfield are among the UK nominees in the lead acting categories.

Nominations were announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles by Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross.