Oscars 2022: Jane Campion wins best director for 'The Power of the Dog'
- Campion became first woman ever nominated twice for best director
- Paul Thomas Anderson, Kenneth Branagh, Ryusuke Hamaguchi were also nominated
- Anderson and Branagh are both nominated for Best Original Screenplay
Jane Campion won the best director award at the Oscars on Sunday for the film 'The Power of the Dog.'
The 67-year-old filmmaker won the Academy Award on Sunday night for the unconventional Western starring Benedict Cumberbatch that was shot in her native New Zealand.
It’s her first best director Oscar. She won a best original screenplay Oscar in 1994 for her film “The Piano,” which also earned her a directing nomination.
Campion, the first woman ever nominated twice for best director, beat out fellow nominees Paul Thomas Anderson, Kenneth Branagh, Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Steven Spielberg.
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This year, all five of these contenders have been nominated in at least one additional category. All but Hamaguchi are nominated for Best Picture as producers of their respective films, while all but Spielberg are nominated for Best Writing.
Anderson and Branagh are both nominated for Best Original Screenplay, while Campion and Hamaguchi compete for Best Adapted Screenplay. Campion, who has already been recognised for creating the original "Piano" script, become the first woman to win both writing awards.
Best Director Nominations and Winner, 2021
Lee Isaac Chung for Minari
Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman
David Fincher for Mank
Thomas Vinterberg for Another Round
Chloé Zhao for Nomadland
Winner- Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Chloé Zhao became the second woman in the history of the Oscars to win the prize for Best Director.
The 94th edition of the Academy Awards, which are being hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, was full of drama, glamour and emotion. Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall were picked as the hosts for the biggest Hollywood event.