Gold-plated Memories

Directors Jane Campion and Peter Jackson, as well as actor Russell Crowe — who also hails from Wellington — feature in a Los Angeles Times Oscar winners photo gallery of New Zealand and Australian recipients. Captions read: “At the 1994 Oscars, Campion became only the second woman ever nominated for best director, though she actually won for best screenplay.” And: “Peter Jackson might be the most famous triple Oscar winner ever to emerge from Pukerua Bay … His Lord of the Rings trilogy won an astounding 17 Oscars and proved a boon to the New Zealand travel industry.” Actresses Anna Paquin and Keisha Castle-Hughes who both “made much noted trips down the red carpet”, are also mentioned.


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Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion’s stunning 1993 classic, The Piano has topped BBC Culture’s poll of 368 critics in 84 countries. The broadcaster’s Hannah Woodhead reveals why it’s a worthy winner. “In 1993,…