Oscar Number Two for Best Director Jane Campion

Jane Campion has won her second best director Oscar, the first woman to be nominated twice for the directing prize, after also landing a nod for her 1993 film The Piano, Laura Harding reports for the Belfast Telegraph.

The Wellington-born director took home the prize for her western The Power Of The Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Speaking in the Oscar winners’ room following her best director triumph, she said: “I’m very proud to have won tonight for my film, for my crew and for my cast, but also just to be another woman who is going to be followed by a fourth, a fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth.”

Campion’s path to Oscar glory has included wins at the Baftas and the Directors Guild of America.

Original article by Laura Harding, Belfast Telegraph, March 28, 2022.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…