Jane Campion, who won the Oscar for Best Director, became the third woman to win the award
At the 94th Academy Awards, the power of the dog, a favorite that had won a lot of awards this year, came up short. It had twelve nominations, but there were a lot of disappointments with each one.
Will Smith is up against Benedict Cumberbatch for an Oscar, Ariana DeBose is up against Kirsten Dunst’s veteran, and CODA is the best film of the year for the academics.
Fortunately, Jane Campion’s Best Direction trophy is the only thing that has gone well for Netflix’s plot.
The New Zealander made history by becoming only the third woman to win an award in the Best Director category.
Despite the fact that Katheryn Bigelow was the first to direct The Hostile Land and Chloé Zhao was the second, Campion had previously been nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for The Piano, which made her the second female to be nominated for the trophy, following Lina Wertmüller in 1976 thanks to Pascualino’s Seven Beauties.
Finally, some 30 years later, the filmmaker receives a well-deserved award, ensuring that the superb western, The Power of the Dog, does not go unnoticed.
It was the most well-regarded performance of the evening, yet it has yet to win the most prestigious award, nor has it garnered the most prizes.
Aside from the character of CODA, Dune is the actor who has appeared on stage the most, with a total of six Academy nominations. The majority of them are, of course, technical: best photography, editing, soundtrack, production design, sound, and visual effects.
For reviewers, the Jane Campion prize was one of the “safest” of the night. The director’s tour of the world’s most prestigious film festivals has been a complete success.
Despite this, she won the Silver Lion in Venice, received a Critics’ Choice Award, and received accolades at the BAFTAs, the Directors Guild of America, and the recuperating Golden Globes.
She gave a short remark after receiving the prize, but she was grateful to him, dedicating the success to the entire team, producer, partner, and daughter.
An emotional Campion, who also praised the work of Thomas Savage, the author of the eponymous novel on which the film is based, said: “I enjoy directing because it allows you to go into a reality and create a story.”