Jane Campion Tops Oscar Nominations

Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog has received 12 Oscar nominations, the most of any film this year. Amongst the categories, the New Zealander’s film was nominated for director, adapted screenplay and best picture. Los Angeles Times staff writer Mark Olsen asks Campion what it means to her to see the film recognised so broadly.

Over the phone from Sydney, Campion, 67, said: “I felt really emotional and a sort of gratitude actually that the academy have so widely embraced so many of our team for this film. I think it’s a kind of complex film, so it meant a lot that they graced us with so many nominations.”

“Everyone’s talking about this statistic that you were the second woman ever nominated for best director with The Piano and now you are the first woman to be nominated for director for a second time,” Olsen says.

“Oh, I didn’t know that,” Campion replies. “Well, that statistic I hope is just going to be blown out of the park, that there’s just going to be so many more women. I’m really thrilled these last couple of years, just to see so many women do so well in the academy’s and different festivals’ prizes.”

Original article by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, February 8, 2022.

Photo by Kirsty Griffin / Netflix.

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