Kiwi Jane Campion wins Best Director at the 2022 Oscars

Publish Date
Monday, 28 March 2022, 4:08PM

Jane Campion has won the Oscar for Best Director at the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles!

The Kiwi filmmaker is the first woman to be nominated for Best Director twice and the third woman to win the award; after Chloé Zhao in 2021 and Kathryn Bigelow in 2010.

Campion won the award for the western The Power of the Dog, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst and was filmed in New Zealand.

Taking to the stage amid a standing ovation, Campion began by speaking in Te Reo to address New Zealand, before paying tribute to her fellow nominees, her cast and crew and the "whole awesome team" at Netflix.

She also thanked her daughter and partner, and the author Thomas Savage, who wrote the 1967 novel on which her film is based.

This is her second Oscar win, having taken the best original screenplay award in 1994 for The Piano.

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