Jane Campion, director of Netflix’s The Power of Dog, won the Best Director Oscar at the 94th Academy Awards. Previously, Campion won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar in 1994 for “The Piano.”
She is only the third woman to win the Best Director gold statuette in the ceremony’s more than 90-year history, after Kathryn Bigelow and Chloe Zhao, and is the first to be nominated for the honor twice. Kathryn Bigelow (in 2010 for ‘The Hurt Locker’) and Chloe Zhao (in 2021 for ‘Nomadland’) are the other two women to have won this award.
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The 67-year-old filmmaker said in her statement, “Big love for my fellow nominees…You are all so amazing, and it could have been any of you,” the Nova Scotia native said. Zeeland, calling the award a ‘lifetime honour’”
Thanking fellow movie stars, her producers and Netflix, Jane Campion said, “I love directing because it’s a deep dive into history, but the task of manifesting a world can be overwhelming. Which is good. , I’m not alone.”
The Power of the Dog is a 2021 Western psychological drama film written and directed by Jane Campion. It is based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same title. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Set in Montana, shot primarily in rural Otago, New Zealand, the film is an international co-production between New Zealand, Greece, UK, USA and Australia. The power of the dog covers themes such as love, grief, resentment, jealousy, masculinity and sexuality.
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